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Troubridge, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Hope (1895-1949)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 TRO/400-407
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Troubridge, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Hope (1895-1949)
Date(s): [1922-1946]
Level of description: Subfonds
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Name of creator(s): Troubridge | Sir | Thomas Hope | 1895-1949 | Knight | Vice-Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Entered the navy as a cadet in 1908, passing at Royal Naval College at Osborne and Dartmouth, became midshipman in 1912. He took part in the action off Dogger Bank and at Jutland and became lieutenant in 1916. The following year he was appointed to motor boats in which he remained until the armistice. Troubridge took a course in gunnery and then served as gunnery officer in the QUEEN ELIZABETH between 1922-4. He later took the naval staff course in 1924 after which he served in the Atlantic Fleet as staff officer, operations. Troubridge was appointed to the royal yacht VICTORIA AND ALBERT in 1928 and promoted commander in 1929; later being promoted captain in 1934 at the age of thirty-nine. In that rank he was appointed naval attache in 1936. On 1 January 1940, Troubridge was appointed commander of the aircraft-carrier FURIOUS in the Home Fleet. In June 1941 Troubridge was appointed to command the battleship NELSON at Gibraltar. Troubridge later took command of the aircraft-carrier INDOMITABLE, taking part in the assault and capture of the base of Diego Suarez in Madagascar in 1942. Troubridge was promoted to rear-admiral in 1943 and in 1944 appointed to command a force of nine British and American escort-carriers to cover forces invading the south of France. For his distinguished service in this operation he was appointed CB. On 1 May 1945 Troubridge was made fifth sea lord on the Board of Admiralty, with special emphasis on the naval air service. Later in that year he was promoted KCB. In 1947 he was promoted vice-admiral.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Thomas Hope Troubridge, including training guidelines whilst as a gunnery officer 1922-1924, Naval orders 1925-1926, Admiralty papers 1945-1946, two commissions 1915 and 1943, and lecture notes, syllabuses and essays whilst at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, 1924-1925.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The family papers had been arranged by a hired researcher prior to being loaned to the museum in 1984.

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 Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were loaned to the museum by Sir Peter Troubridge in 1984.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Oct 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.

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