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Lillicrap, Sir Charles Swift (1887-1966)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 LCR

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Lillicrap, Sir Charles Swift (1887-1966)

Date(s): [1945-1952]

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 1 1/2ft; 46cm

Name of creator(s): Lillicrap | Sir | Charles Swift | 1887-1966 | Knight | Director Of Naval Construction


Administrative/Biographical history:

Lillicrap became a shipwright apprentice at Devonport in 1902. After a time at Keyham and Greenwich he was appointed Assistant Constructor at Devonport in 1910. He then joined the Director of Naval Construction's department at the Admiralty, where he was made Acting Constructor in 1917. Lillicrap was appointed Lecturer in Naval Architecture to Probationary Assistant Constructors at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in 1921 and became Constructor, Director of Naval Construction Department, in 1922. He was Acting Assistant Director of Naval Construction, in charge of submarines from 1936, and Assistant Director of Naval Construction in charge of cruisers from 1938. In 1941 he was appointed Deputy Director, and in 1944, Director, of Naval Construction, a post he held until his retirement in 1951.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Charles Swift Lillicrap, consisting of memoranda and letters relating to the reorganization of the Royal Naval Corps of Constructors, 1945 to 1947, appointment diaries, 1951 and 1952, and many programmes, invitations, photographs and details of honours relating to the latter part of Lillicrap's career.


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 1970 by Mrs J. Lillicrap.



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

Marine engineering | Transport engineering

Personal names
Lillicrap | Sir | Charles Swift | 1887-1966 | Knight | Director Of Naval Construction

Corporate names
Royal Naval Corps of Constructors
Royal Navy