Collection PALMER - PALMER, Lt Cdr Ralph Murch (1909-1983)

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PALMER, Lt Cdr Ralph Murch (1909-1983)


  • 1927-[1951] (Creation)
  • [1898-1900] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Papers relating to his naval service, 1927-1951, dated 1927-[1951], notably including a brief summary of his career, 1932-1951, dated [1951]. Notebook of F M Palmer (Palmer's father), containing notes relating to his work in the Naval Store Department, HM Dockyard, Devonport, [1898-1900].

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1909; served as engineer on HMS DORSETSHIRE, 1932, HMS RESOLUTION, 1933, HMS VICTORY, 1936, HMS CUMBERLAND, 1936, HMS DRAKE, 1939, HMS PEMBROKE, 1939, HMS UGANDA, 1941, HMS ARIADNE, 1944, HMS TYNE, 1946, HMS BERRYHEAD, 1947, HMS HOWE, 1949, and HMS ORION, 1950; died in 1983.

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
  • Japanese

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

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Compiled Oct 1996

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People and Organisations

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


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