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Miller, Vice Admiral Charles Blois (1867-1926)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 MIL
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Miller, Vice Admiral Charles Blois (1867-1926)
Date(s): [1882-1903]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1ft; 30cm
Name of creator(s): Miller | Charles Blois | 1867-1926 | Vice-Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Miller entered the Navy in 1880 and after service during the Egyptian campaign of 1882 went to the AUDACIOUS on the China Station until 1884. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1890 and then served successively in the PARTRIDGE in the West Indies, 1890 to 1892, the SPEEDWELL in the Channel, 1892, and the HOWE in the Mediterranean, 1893 to 1894. From 1894 until 1897 he was in the East Indies in the BONAVENTURE, from 1897 to 1900 on the North America and West Indies Station in the PEARL and from 1901 to 1903 on the China Station in the Talbot. He was promoted to commander in 1903 and to captain in 1908, serving subsequently on the Australian Station and in home waters. During the First World War he commanded ships in the Grand Fleet. He became a rear-admiral in 1920 and vice-admiral in 1922. He retired the same year and died in a motoring accident four years later.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Charles Blois Miller, consisting of a continuous series of logs, 1882 and 1903, and a diary, 1887 to 1890.

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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 presented by Mr J. Patrick Stevenson in 1950.

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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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