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Peachey, Captain Allan Thomas George Cumberland (1896-1967)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 PCY

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Peachey, Captain Allan Thomas George Cumberland (1896-1967)

Date(s): 1918-1948

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2 ft; 65cm

Name of creator(s): Peachey | Allan Thomas George Cumberland | 1896-1967 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Peachey entered the Navy in 1914. He became a midshipman in the KING GEORGE V in 1915 and was present at Jutland. He joined the PRINCESS ROYAL in 1917 and in 1918 became acting Flag-Lieutenant to Vice-Admiral Sir John de Robeck (1862-1928). He became a lieutenant in 1918 and spent several years in China and the Mediterranean before becoming a lieutenant-commander in 1927. After serving in several ships he was promoted to commander in 1933 and then spent some time at the Admiralty. From 1936 to 1938 he was in the ROYAL OAK, Home Fleet, and on the staff of Rear-Admiral L.D.I. Mackinnon (1882-1948). In 1938 he was appointed Operations Officer, Coast of Scotland. He was promoted to captain in 1940 and commanded the DELHI, Mediterranean, from 1941 to 1944. From 1947 to 1948 he was Commodore, Palestine and Levant. He retired in 1950.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Allan Thomas George Cumberland Peachey. They contain collections of signals relating to Jutland and to the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet in 1918; a log, 1936 to 1938; signals, 1939 to 1942; papers and signals relating to the Delhi, 1942 to 1944, and to the reoccupation of Malaya, 1945, and Peachey's papers as Commodore, 1947 to 1948.


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 were presented in 1966 by Captain Peachey.



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

Battle of Jutland (1916) | World War One (1914-1918) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)
Naval battles | Battles
World War Two (1939-1945) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)

Personal names
Peachey | Allan Thomas George Cumberland | 1896-1967 | Captain

Corporate names
Royal Navy

Delhi | India | South Asia
Singapore | South East Asia