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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Rump
RUMP, Capt Robert Hugh, RN (1901-1992)
Created [1919-1959], 1985
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1901; entered RN as Paymaster Cadet, 1919; served on HMS EMPEROR OF INDIA, Mediterranean Fleet, 1919-1921; Midshipman, 1920; Lt, 1923; served on HMS CASTOR and HMS CALLIOPE, Atlantic Fleet, 1923-1925, and HMS BENBOW and HMS CARDIFF, Mediterranean Fleet, 1925-1929; Secretary to Capt of Fleet, HMS NELSON, Atlantic Fleet, 1929-1931; Lt Cdr, 1931; served on HMS GANGES, 1931-1933, and HMS VICTORY, 1933; Secretary to R Adm Everard John Hardman-Jones, Rosyth, 1933-1935; served on HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN, Home Fleet, 1935-1936, and HMS HERALD, South China Fleet, 1936-1939; Cdr, 1939; served on HMS PRESIDENT, HMS DAEDALUS and HMS HERON, 1939-1942; served on HMS KORONGO, East Indies, 1942-1944, and HMS NIGHTJAR, HMS CONDOR, HMS PRESIDENT and HMS IMPLACABLE, 1944-1949; Capt, 1949; Fleet Supply Officer to Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station, 1950-1952; Capt-in-Command, Base Supply Officer and Staff Supply Officer to Flag Officer Malta and Staff Supply Officer to Mediterranean Flotillas, HMS PHOENICIA, 1952-1954; Senior Supply Officer, Royal Naval Base, Devonport, HMS DRAKE, 1954-1955; retired from RN, 1955; died in 1992.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1995.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his naval career, [1920-1959], dated [1920-1959], 1985, principally comprising photographs, [1919-1933], notably of the evacuation of [White] Russian refugees, Black Sea, 1919-1920, and of HMS NELSON, West Indies and Panama, 1929-1931, and HMS GANGES, 1931-1933.

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
Mainly English, but one item in Norwegian (with English translation)
Finding aids

Summary guide entry online at

Allied materials

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


Compiled Jul 1997

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
  • Civil war
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Photographs
  • Political movements
  • Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
  • Seas
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • War victims

Corporate names

  • HMS Ganges
  • HMS Nelson
  • RN, Royal Navy


  • Americas
  • Black Sea
  • Caribbean
  • Crimea
  • Panama, Central America
  • Russia, Eastern Europe
  • West Indies

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