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Naish, George Prideaux Brabant (1909-1977)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 NAI

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Naish, George Prideaux Brabant (1909-1977)

Date(s): [1945-1977]

Level of description: Collection


Name of creator(s): Naish | George Prideaux Brabant | 1909-1977 | historical consultant


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Prideaux Brabant Naish was the son of a keen amateur maritime archaeologist, the Reverent Francis Clement Prideaux Naish (fl 1890-1960). He was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford, and at Southampton University and joined the National Maritime Museum in 1935, soon after it was established. He joined the Royal Naval Volunteer in 1940 transferring on demobilisation to the Royal Naval Reserve, in which he became a lieutenant-commander. On his return to the Museum in 1947, Naish became Honorary Secretary to the Society for Nautical Research, a post he held for thirty years. He attained the rank of Keeper in 1969, and in 1971 became Historical Consultant to the Director shortly before retiring from the Museum.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of George Prideaux Brabant Naish. Included are personal and research papers of the Reverend Francis Naish, some relating to his identification of the Burlesdon wreck as the GRACE DIEU. There are also papers which relate to George Naish's command of the Anti-Submarine Fixed Defence Station, Fort Agami, Alexandria, 1945-6. Papers relating to his role as Secretary to the Society for Nautical Research between 1947 and 1977 may be found in the archive of the Society at this Museum.


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:

Most of the original documents in the collection were purchased in 1978 from Mrs J Naish, his widow, who also presented some items.



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 history | History
Shipwrecks | Seaborne disasters | Accidents | Disasters
Submarines | Ships | Vehicles | Transport
Underwater archaeology | Archaeology
World War Two (1939-1945) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)
Manmade disasters

Personal names
Naish | George Prideaux Brabant | 1909-1977 | historical consultant

Corporate names
Society for Nautical Research

Egypt | North Africa