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Oliver-Bellasis, Richard, Captain (1900-1964)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 BEL/151-152
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Oliver-Bellasis, Richard, Captain (1900-1964)
Date(s): [1936-1943]
Level of description: Subfonds
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Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Bellasis | Richard | Oliver- | 1900-1964 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Oliver-Bellasis entered the Navy in 1918. He became a lieutenant in 1920 and specialized in torpedoes. He was promoted to lieutenant-commander in 1928 and commander in 1933. From 1932 to 1934 he served in the RENOWN, Home Fleet, and, after a spell at the Admiralty, was in the EAGLE, China Station, 1937 to 1939. During the Second World War, Oliver-Bellasis held both posts ashore and at sea, being promoted to captain in 1941. He was Director of Underwater Weapons from 1947 to 1950 and retired in 1953.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Cpt Richard Oliver-Bellasis. They consist of standing orders and routines for some of the ships in which he served. There are also papers for a course at the Royal Naval College in 1936 and for a damage control course in 1943.

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were deposited on loan by Captain Oliver-Bellasis in 1953.

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Description Notes

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.

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