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Hammill, Captain Tynte Ford (1851-1894)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 HMM
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Hammill, Captain Tynte Ford (1851-1894)
Date(s): [1882-1892]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1ft; 31cm
Name of creator(s): Hammill | Tynte Ford | 1851-1894 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hammill entered the Navy in 1865, was made a lieutenant in 1871 and a commander in 1881. At the bombardment of Alexandria, 1882, he commanded the MONARCH and then the Naval Brigade. He later served with the Naval Brigade at Port Said. Hammill again served with a Naval Brigade during the Sudan Campaign of 1884 to 1885, when he accompanied the Nile Expedition despatched for the relief of General Gordon. He commanded the naval force south of Wadi Halfa during the passage of the steamers through the Second Cataract and served with the Nile Flotilla in surveying the Upper Nile. For these services he was promoted to captain in 1885. Hammill held various posts at the Admiralty between 1886 and 1892. He then returned to service afloat until his early death.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Capt Tynte Ford Hammill, covering the bombardment of Alexandria and the landing at Port Said, for which there are some orders received and a report of proceedings; for the Nile Expedition there is a record of telegrams sent and received, orders received and printed reports on the navigation of the river. There is also a volume of press cuttings on the courts martial following the stranding of the Howe in 1892 at which Hammill gave evidence.

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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 to the Museum in 1960 by Captain C Ford Hammill, son of Captain Hammill.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jul 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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