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Murray-Browne, Lieutenant-Commander Granville (d 1916)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 MRB

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Murray-Browne, Lieutenant-Commander Granville (d 1916)

Date(s): 1914-1915

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Browne | Granville | Murray- | d 1916 | Lieutenant-Commander


Administrative/Biographical history:

Granville Murray-Browne became a midshipman in March 1902, serving first in the HOGUE and from 1904 in the KENT. He became a sub-lieutenant in 1905 and, after studying at Portsmouth joined the DRAGON in 1906. He was made a lieutenant in 1907 and joined the VICTORIOUS in 1908. From 1909 he commanded TB106 (Tender to VIVID at Devonport) and, from December 1909, TB055 (Tender to HOOD at Queenstown). The ACHILLES was his next ship, in 1911, and two years later he joined the INDEFATIGABLE. In 1915 he was promoted to lieutenant-commander. He was killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when the INDEFATIGABLE was sunk on 31 May 1916.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Granville Murray-Browne, consisting of intelligence reports, W/T messages and Reuters messages collected by Lt-Cdr Murray-Browne while serving in the INDEFATIGABLE, 1914 to 1915. They are chiefly of interest as an example of the standard of information about current affairs available at the beginning of the First World War.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers which were presented by Granville Murray-Browne's brother, W Murray-Browne.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Sep 2011.

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.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2010-08-26

Naval affairs | Military affairs | Military science | Social sciences
World War One (1914-1918) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)

Personal names
Browne | Granville | Murray- | d 1916 | Lieutenant-Commander

Corporate names
Royal Navy