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Scope and Contents Original wireless signal log of the HMS Cossack (23-24 October) and HMS Crusader for the period 24 Oct 1914 to 2 Nov 1914, describing the naval flank action off the Belgian coast. The HMS Crusader was a destroyer on Dover patrol the first few months of the war and was part of the 6th or Dover Destroyer Flotilla consisting of destroyers, light cruisers, submarines, trawlers, and miscellaneous other auxiliary patrol vessels under the command of Admiral Hood. The 19 days...
Dates: 1914-10-23 - 1914-11-02
Scope and Contents A collection of photographs chronicling the voyages of the Armed Merchant Cruiser H.M.S. Digby while on loan to the British Navy during World War I. More a travelogue than a war journal, the photographs document how the ship sailed from the North Sea to Greece, through the Suez Canal, to Singapore and Hong Kong, British Columbia, down the California and Mexican coasts, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Most of the photos show stunning views from the deck of the ship looking out towards sea, of the...
Dates: 1914 - 1915
Scope and Contents The service papers of Wilfred Garthwaite, who served in the Royal Navy from August 1917 to August 1919. It includes the pamphlet "How to join the Navy", with a short query about whether there was a similar pamphet on how to get out of the navy, Garthwaite's National Registration Act card, Certificate of Service, hist training certificate, notes on Mess Account and Pay Down, and a pocket pictoral Gospel of St. John.
Dates: 1917 - 1919
Scope and Contents Personal log of the activities of Leading Telegraphist, William John Thorne. The daily log was kept while onboard the H.M.S. Vimiera (September 1917), H.M.S. Paladin (September 1917), H.M.S. Vega (December 1917), and H.M.S. Oriole (February 1918).
Dates: 1917 - 1918
Scope and Contents A broad range of subject matter depicted in 238 snapshots. Subjects include ground-based weaponry (French, German), observation balloons and Zeppelins (American, German); aeroplanes (German, American); naval vessels and ferries; ruins (France, Belgium, Germany); soldiers. Also among the collection are approximately 81 snapshots from a later period, circa 1935, of barracks, airplanes, airports, etc.
Dates: 1918 - 1935; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1919