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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Tudor
TUDOR, Adm Sir Frederick (Charles Tudor) (1863-1946)
Created 1915-1916, 1976
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1863; joined RN, 1875; HMS BRITANNIA, 1876-1877; served on Mediterranean, Australian and China Stations; Senior Staff Officer, HMS EXCELLENT, 1894-1896; Assistant to Director of Naval Depot, 1896-1898; commanded HMS PROMETHEUS, Channel Fleet, 1901-1902, and HMS CHALLENGER, Australian Station, 1904-1906; Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance, 1906-1909; commanded HMS SUPERB, Home Fleet, 1909-1910; commanded HMS EXCELLENT, 1910-1912; Director of Naval Ordnance, 1912-1914; Third Sea Lord, Admiralty, 1914-1917; Commander-in-Chief, China Station, 1917-1919; V Adm, 1918; Adm, 1921; President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich, 1920-1922; retired list, 1922; died in 1946.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1976.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service as Third Sea Lord, 1915-1916, principally comprising 'History of armoured cars, juggernauts, land battleships, tanks', a memorandum on the development of an armoured car force, 1914-1916, written [for Tudor and other Sea Lords] by Murray F Sueter, Sep 1916; 'Report on the design and construction of first land ship (tank)', written for Tudor by E H Tennyson D'Eyncourt, Director of Naval Construction, Sep 1916. Biographical notes on Tudor, compiled for members of the family by his great nephew, A B T Davey, with covering letter, 1976.

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
Finding aids

Detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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



Decorations: KCB, KCMG

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
  • Armoured cars
  • Armoured forces
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Motor vehicles
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Tanks
  • Vehicles
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • D'Eyncourt, Sir, Eustace Gervais Tennyson, 1902-1971, 1st Baronet, Director of Naval Construction
  • Sueter, Murray Fraser, 1872-1960, Rear Admiral

Corporate names

  • British Army

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