Collection DUCKWORTH - DUCKWORTH, Capt Ralph Campbell Musbury RN (1907-1983)

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DUCKWORTH, Capt Ralph Campbell Musbury RN (1907-1983)


  • [1962] (Creation)
  • [1959] (Creation)
  • 1955 (Creation)
  • 1951 (Creation)
  • 1946 (Creation)
  • 1936-1937 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to his life and career, 1929-[1962], comprising four letters written while serving in Mediterranean, 1936-1937; text of his speech to the crew of HMS BERWICK in honour of Capt Arliss, 1946; synopsis of his lecture on 'The Royal Navy today', given at the Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Inglesa, Rio de Janeiro, 1951; curricula vitae, 1955, [1959], [1962].

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1907; educated at Royal Naval Colleges, Osbourne and Dartmouth; Lt, 1929; Lt Cdr, 1934; served in Mediterranean, 1936-1937; served as Lt Cdr and Torpedo Officer, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, 1940-1941; Cdr, 1941; served on staff of Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean and Commander-in-Chief Levant, 1941-1943; involved in planning and execution of operations for capture of Sicily, 1943; Deputy Chief of Staff to V Adm Administration, British Pacific Fleet, 1944-1945; Capt, 1946; Deputy Director Underwater Weapons Department, Admiralty, 1946-1948; Naval Attaché, British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, 1949-1951; Imperial Defence College, 1952; Capt, 1 Destroyer Sqn, 1953-1954; Staff of Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean, 1954-1955; retired in 1955; died in 1983.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1984.

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

Imperial War Museum, London.

Off-campus collection

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Decorations: CBE

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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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