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RUMP, Capt Robert Hugh, RN (1901-1992)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Rump
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: RUMP, Capt Robert Hugh, RN (1901-1992)
Date(s): Created [1919-1959], 1985
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1901; entered RN as Paymaster Cadet, 1919; served on HMS EMPEROR OF INDIA, Mediterranean Fleet, 1919-1921; Midshipman, 1920; Lt, 1923; served on HMS CASTOR and HMS CALLIOPE, Atlantic Fleet, 1923-1925, and HMS BENBOW and HMS CARDIFF, Mediterranean Fleet, 1925-1929; Secretary to Capt of Fleet, HMS NELSON, Atlantic Fleet, 1929-1931; Lt Cdr, 1931; served on HMS GANGES, 1931-1933, and HMS VICTORY, 1933; Secretary to R Adm Everard John Hardman-Jones, Rosyth, 1933-1935; served on HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN, Home Fleet, 1935-1936, and HMS HERALD, South China Fleet, 1936-1939; Cdr, 1939; served on HMS PRESIDENT, HMS DAEDALUS and HMS HERON, 1939-1942; served on HMS KORONGO, East Indies, 1942-1944, and HMS NIGHTJAR, HMS CONDOR, HMS PRESIDENT and HMS IMPLACABLE, 1944-1949; Capt, 1949; Fleet Supply Officer to Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station, 1950-1952; Capt-in-Command, Base Supply Officer and Staff Supply Officer to Flag Officer Malta and Staff Supply Officer to Mediterranean Flotillas, HMS PHOENICIA, 1952-1954; Senior Supply Officer, Royal Naval Base, Devonport, HMS DRAKE, 1954-1955; retired from RN, 1955; died in 1992.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to his naval career, [1920-1959], dated [1920-1959], 1985, principally comprising photographs, [1919-1933], notably of the evacuation of [White] Russian refugees, Black Sea, 1919-1920, and of HMS NELSON, West Indies and Panama, 1929-1931, and HMS GANGES, 1931-1933.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Mainly English, but one item in Norwegian (with English translation)

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line at

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1995.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 1997

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