King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

Name
DREYER, Sir Frederic Charles (1878-1956), Admiral

Service biography
Joined RN, HMS BRITANNIA 1891; Gunnery Lt, HMS EXMOUTH 1904-1907; Special Service, HMS DREADNOUGHT experimental cruise 1907; Assistant to Director of Naval Ordnance 1907-1909; Cdr HMS VANGUARD 1909-1910; Flag Cdr to V Adm John Rushworth Jellicoe 1910-1912; War Staff 1912; Commanding cruiser HMS AMPHION 1913; Battleship HMS ORION 1913-1915; World War I 1914-1918; Commanding HMS IRON DUKE as Flag Capt to Adm Sir John Jellicoe 1915-1916; Jutland 1916; Assistant Director Anti Submarine Div, Admiralty 1916-1917; Director Naval Ordnance 1917-1918; Director Naval Artillery and Torpedo, Admiralty 1918-1919; Chief of Staff to AF John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, Naval Mission to India and Dominions, HMS NEW ZEALAND 1919-1920; Director Gunnery Div, Admiralty 1920-1922; Commanding battle cruiser HMS REPULSE 1922-1923; Aide-de-camp to the King 1922-1923; Lord Commissioner of Admiralty and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff 1924-1927; Tactical course 1927; Commanding Battle Cruiser Sqn 1927-1929; War course 1930; Lord Commissioner of Admiralty and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff 1930-1933; Commander-in-Chief China Station 1933-1936; retired 1939; re-employed World War II 1939-1943; Cdre of Convoys 1939-1940; on staff of General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Home Forces 1940; Inspector of Merchant Navy Gunnery 1941-1942; Chief of Naval Air Services 1942-1943

Papers
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, LONDON: The papers of AF (Alfred) Ernle Montacute Chatfield, 1st Baron Chatfield include correspondence with Dreyer 1933-1938; PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE, LONDON: Official papers 1939-1945 (Ref: ADM205); SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: The papers AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, include personal correspondence with Dreyer 1955 (ref: MB1/I126)

Publications
: How to get a first class in seamanship: a guide for midshipmen of the Royal Navy (Griffin & Co, Portsmouth, 1900); The sea heritage: a study of maritime warfare (Museum Press, London, 1955)

Index terms
SUBJECTS
PLACES
NAMES ; Adm Sir Desmond Parry Dreyer (son); AF John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

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