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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA De Winton
DE WINTON, Capt Francis Stephen Walter, RN ([1896]-1985)
Created [1952-1985]
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in [1896]; Midshipman, 1913; served in the North Sea, 1915, English Channel, 1915-1916, and off the west coast of Ireland, 1917-1918; Lt, 1917; served in Turkey, 1922, and China, 1927-1929; Cdr, 1931; served in the Mediterranean, 1934-1936 and 1939-1940, North Sea, 1941-1942, and Indian Ocean, 1942-1944; Capt, 1938; commanded destroyer base HMS DEFENDER, Liverpool, 1944-1945; Capt-in-Charge, West Africa, 1945-1946; Naval Officer in Charge, Hamburg, 1946-1947; retired, 1948; Commodore of Convoys, 1950-[1966]; died in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Typescript memoir entitled 'Ships in bottles' covering his life and naval career, 1902-1952, notably his service in the North Sea and the English Channel, 1915-1916, off the West coast of Ireland, 1917-1918, in Turkey, 1922, China, 1927-1929, the Mediterranean, 1934-1936 and 1939-1940, the North Sea, 1941-1942, the Indian Ocean, 1942-1944, at destroyer base HMS DEFENDER, Liverpool, 1944-1945, and in West Africa, 1945-1946.

System of arrangement

Single item

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
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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


Compiled Aug 1996

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
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Seas
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • HMS Defender
  • RN, Royal Navy


  • China, East Asia
  • Indian Ocean
  • Ireland
  • Mediterranean Sea, Seas
  • North Sea
  • Oceans
  • Turkey, Middle East
  • West Africa, Africa

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