Collection BINNEY - BINNEY, Adm Sir Hugh (1883-1953)

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BINNEY, Adm Sir Hugh (1883-1953)


  • 1942 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Printed 'Report of the Board of Enquiry appointed to enquire into the circumstances in which the German Battle Cruisers (SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU) and Prinz Eugen proceeded from Brest to Germany on 12th February, 1942, and on the operations undertaken to prevent this movement', Mar 1942, relating to Operation CERBERUS or the 'Channel dash', with typescript covering letter from Binney to AF Sir (Alfred) Dudley (Pickman Rogers) Pound, Mar 1942.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1883; Gunnery Officer, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1914-1918; served on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet, 1918; Capt, 1922; HMS CARDIFF, 1923-1925; Deputy Director of Plans, Admiralty, 1925-1927; Flag Capt, HMS NELSON, 1928-1930; Director, Tactical School, 1931-1932; commanded HMS HOOD, 18932-1933; Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, 1933-1935; ADC to King George V, 1934; R Adm, 1934; R Adm, 1 Battle Sqn, 1936-1938; V Adm, 1938; Commandant, Imperial Defence College, 1939; Adm Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands, 1939-1942; Adm, 1942; member of Board of Enquiry appointed to investigate the escape from Brest of the German battle cruisers SCHARNHORST, GNEISENAU and PRINZ EUGEN, 1942; retired list, 1943; Flag Officer, 1944; Governor of Tasmania, 1945-1951; died in 1953.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1983.

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 from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related materials

Imperial War Museum holds microfilm of papers relating to his career, 1899-1949, (Ref: PP/MCR/95) including midshipman logbooks 1899-1902, diary relating to his service in the Dardenelles, 1915, report of Peace and War Complements Committee 1935-1936, diary relating to Spanish Civil War, 1936, reports of Second Bucknill Committee relating to loss of HMS PRINCE OF WALES and HMS ARK ROYAL, 1941-1942, diaries relating his service in Shetland and Orkney Islands, 1939-1941. Liddle Collection, Leeds University also holds papers relating to his career, including two pre-World War One logbooks, two copies of the diary of HMS ELIZABETH, 1915 and papers and maps relating to the Dardenelles operations and gunnery, 1915.

Related descriptions


Decorations: KCB, KCMG, DSO

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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