Catalogue description Commander C H Drage RN

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Title: Commander C H Drage RN

Extremely well-written and perceptive diaries covering his naval career, January 1914 - July 1933. The diaries, which are in seven volumes, relate particularly to his service as a midshipman in HMS London, August 1914 - October 1916, including operations at the Dardanelles and with the British Adriatic Squadron; as a Lieutenant in HMS Cochrane (2nd Cruiser Squadron), January 1917 - November 1918, on North Atlantic blockade duties and convoys and then in North Russian water in 1918; in HMS Thunderer (2nd Battle Squadron, Grand Fleet), January - July 1919; in HMS Cardiff (3rd Light Cruiser Squadron) on the Mediterranean Station, December 1920 - January 1923, a commission dominated by the unstable situation in Turkey; in the sloop Bluebell on the China Station, October 1923 - January 1926, protecting British interests; at the Admiralty in a temporary staff appointment during the General Strike, May 1926; as a Lieutenant-Commander in the battlecruiser Renown for her world cruise with the Duke and Duchess of York, September 1926 - September 1927; at the Naval Staff College where he prepared a paper on modern naval mutinies, October 1927 - October 1928; as Staff Officer (Operations) to the C-in-C East Indies in the cruiser Effingham, January 1929 - February 1931; in the Atlantic Fleet battleship Valiant, January - December 1931, with long entries covering the Invergordon mutiny in September; and in the Renown again, March 1932 - July 1933, in Home waters and the Mediterranean.

Date: 1975
Held by: Imperial War Museum Department of Documents, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Drage, Charles Harding, d 1983

Physical condition: MICROFILMS
Access conditions:

Unrestricted, but Commander Drage is to be informed about anyone who makes use of the microfilm.

  • China
  • Russia
  • Naval personnel
  • Dardanelles campaign, 1915-1916
  • General Strike, 1926

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