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Greet, Admiral Thomas Young (1854-1948)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 GET

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Greet, Admiral Thomas Young (1854-1948)

Date(s): [1869-1890]

Level of description: Collection


Name of creator(s): Greet | Thomas Young | 1854-1948 | Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Greet entered the Navy in 1867 and was promoted to midshipman in 1869. He served in the Pacific in the ZEALOUS and FAWN and was made a sub-lieutenant in 1874 He served in the JUNO, China Station, 1876 to 1877, and was promoted to lieutenant in 1878. He then spent the usual period at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, before his appointment to the Tenedos in 1882. In 1887 he served in the IRON DUKE, Channel, and in the following year he was appointed to the CHAMPION, Pacific Station. He was promoted to commander in 1891, served in the Channel and, from 1896, at a training establishment, and was promoted to captain in 1897. He retired with the rank of rear-admiral in 1907 and became an admiral on the retired list in 1916.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Adml Thomas Young Greet. They consist of logs, 1869 to 1875, watch bills, 1888 and one from the Empress of India, 1890, and notebooks on various subjects written at sea and at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, 1872 to 1882.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were presented in 1966 by Mrs T.Y. Greet.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 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
Ships logs | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Greet | Thomas Young | 1854-1948 | Admiral

Corporate names
Royal Naval College | Greenwich