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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Cawthra
CAWTHRA, R Adm Arthur James (1911-2005)
Created 1940-1941
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Cawthra, Arthur James, 1911-2005, Rear Admiral
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1911; joined RN, 1930; Engineering Capt, Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty, 1955; Imperial Defence Course, 1956; Commanding Officer of HMS FISGARD, Naval Artificers' Training Establishment, Torpoint, 1958-1960; Director of Underwater Weapons, Admiralty, 1960-1963; R Adm, 1964; Adm Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Devonport, 1964-1966; retired, 1967; died, 2005.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Cawthra in 1992.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Three photographs of HMS ORIBI, HMS HOOD and HMS PRINCE OF WALES, 1940-1941.

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
English captions
Finding aids

Summary Guide available online at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Decorations: CB

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Armed forces
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Photographs
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Cawthra, Arthur James, 1911-2005, Rear Admiral
  • Cawthra, Arthur James, 1911-2005, Rear Admiral

Corporate names

  • HMS Hood
  • HMS Oribi
  • HMS Prince of Wales
  • RN, Royal Navy

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