Collection DE WINTON - DE WINTON, Capt Francis Stephen Walter, RN ([1896]-1985)

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DE WINTON, Capt Francis Stephen Walter, RN ([1896]-1985)


  • [1952-1985] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

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

General Information

Name of creator


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.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1985.

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.

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Compiled Aug 1996

Alternative identifier(s)

People and Organisations

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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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