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Torpedoes

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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Booklet on the centenary of the Torpedo School, HMS Vernon, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WDVS 11/9
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Includes: Davis's memoirs, recording his long naval career and the ships he served on; speeches and lectures, particularly relating to torpedoes; operational papers from the Second World War onwards; a large number of naval photographs, particularly from the 1950s and also a set of official Admiralty photographs of the D-Day landings; correspondence on naval subjects and history, including Davis's memories of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Mountbatten of Burma.

Dates: 1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Early naval subjects, c 1920-47

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WDVS 2/1
Scope and Contents Lectures and notes on subjects including: the duties, ships and operations of the Navy; India, c 1920; naval history; torpedo development (including letters and notes from Bernard Haigh [Professor of Applied Mechanics, Royal Naval College, Greenwich] and Engineer-Captain Francis Haigh [Superintendent, Royal Naval Torpedo Factory, Greenock],1927); Davis's reflections on China and Japan, 1934-35; the situation in Germany, Oct-Dec 1933.Also includes a letter and poems from Davis's...
Dates: c 1920-47
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Lectures, 1937-09 - 1937-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WDVS 2/7
Scope and Contents

Lectures on "Mittel Europa", or public opinion in Central Europe, particularly in Germany, Austria and Hungary, and "Little Ships and Torpedoes", on the importance of small naval ships and their use of torpedoes.

Dates: 1937-09 - 1937-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Rear-Admiral Edmund Nicholas Poland

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLND
Scope and Contents

Memoirs of HMS Vernon, 1872-1986
HMS Vernon, at Portsmouth, was a torpedo training ship, 1872-6, and the Royal Navy's Torpedo Branch, 1876-1986

Dates: 1986 - 1991
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Torpedo: lectures and article, 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WDVS 2/12
Scope and Contents

Lectures and an article by Davis on: torpedoes, their use and development during the war; underwater weapons and devices of the future; and a discussion on individual interdepartmental problems regarding underwater weapons.

Dates: 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Torpedoes, 1936 - 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WDVS 2/6
Scope and Contents

Memoranda on mines and torpedoes, and the maintenance of electrical machinery, while Davis was serving in the Tactical Staff Division, Admiralty and as Fleet torpedo officer and staff officer, plans, Home Fleet. Also includes a letter from Admiral Sir Roger Backhouse [Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet] on naval training.

Dates: 1936 - 1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.