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
POWLETT, Sir Peveril Barton Reiby Wallop William- (1898-1985), Vice Admiral

Service biography
Midshipman, RN 1914; World War I 1914-1918; HMS VENGEANCE 1914-1915; HMS BEAGLE 1915-1916; HMS REVENGE 1916-1918; specialised in signals 1918; Flag Lt, HMS BENBOW, on staff of Rear Admiral, 4 Battle Sqn, Mediterranean 1922-1923; service with New Zealand Div 1931-1936; Cdr, HM New Zealand Ship DUNEDIN 1932-1936; commanded cadet training ship HMS FROBISHER 1939; World War II 1939-1945; Director of Manning, Admiralty 1939-1940; commanded cruiser HMS FIJI, Crete 1941; Chief of Staff, Force 'H', Gibraltar 1941-1942; commanded HMS NEWCASTLE 1942-1944; Capt of the Fleet, Home Fleet 1944-1945; commanded RN College Dartmouth 1946-1948; Naval Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty 1948-1950; Flag Officer (Destroyers), Mediterranean Fleet 1950-1951; Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic 1952-1954; retired 1954; Governor of Southern Rhodesia 1954-1959

Papers
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Papers 1914-1944, including; midshipman's journal relating to his service in HMS VENGEANCE 1914-1915; personal diary relating to HMS VENGEANCE in the Dardanelles, Feb-Jun 1915; personal diary relating to his service in HMS REVENGE, Apr-Nov 1918; correspondence relating to the defence of the Dardanelles area, Jan-Feb 1923; reports, correspondence, casualty lists, press cuttings and later account relating to the loss of HMS FIJI, Crete, May 1941; papers relating to his command of HMS NEWCASTLE, May-Nov 1943, chiefly the rescue of survivors from HMS LULWORTH HILL, and instructions for ships of 4 Cruiser Sqn; agenda for Home Fleet commanders' meeting, Sep 1944, relating to the possible surrender of the German Fleet

Publications

Index terms
SUBJECTS
PLACES Gallipoli 1915; Balkans 1915; Gallipoli 1923; Balkans 1923; Mediterranean 1941
NAMES V Adm Sir Peveril Barton Reibey Wallop William-Powlett

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