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Leveson-Gower, Osbert Charles Gresham, Commander (1888-1968)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 LVG

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Leveson-Gower, Osbert Charles Gresham, Commander (1888-1968)

Date(s): 1893-1928

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2 1/2ft; 75cm

Name of creator(s): Gower | Osbert Charles Gresham | Leveson- | 1888-1968 | Commander


Administrative/Biographical history:

Leveson-Gower entered the Navy as a cadet in the BRITANNIA from 1903 until 1905, when he joined the ISIS; in August of the same year he went to the COMMONWEALTH and, apart from a short period in the MARS in 1907, stayed in her until 1908, when he joined the AFRICA; all these ships were based in home waters. As a sub-lieutenant he was on the Mediterranean Station in the DIANA, 1909 to 1910, becoming a lieutenant in 1911. During the First World War he served again in the Mediterranean in the RACOON, 1913 to 1915, the SAPPHO, 1916 to 1917, and the MINERVA, 1918 to 1919, when he became a lieutenant-commander. Between 1920 and 1921 he was in the DAUNTLESS and from 1922 to 1924 was in the COLOMBO, both in home waters. He went out to Hong Kong in 1926 and served in the dockyard there until 1928, retiring as a commander in 1929.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Osbert Charles Gresham Leveson-Gower, including letters home, circulars and telegrams bound into five volumes, 1893 to 1908, and loose letters to Miss Leveson-Gower, 1919 to 1928. There are also two logs, 1905 to 1908.


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 by Commander Leveson-Gower's sister, Miss Victoria Leveson-Gower, in 1969.



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
Ships logs | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Gower | Osbert Charles Gresham | Leveson- | 1888-1968 | Commander

Corporate names
Royal Navy