Private Papers of Commander W J Phipps OBE RN

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  • Documents.7510
Subject period
  • Box: Weight 4.8 kg
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Catalogue date 1975-07

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Cataloguer RWAS

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Ts diary (286pp) covering his command of the destroyers HMS WOOLSTON, October 1939 - April 1941, HMS MONTROSE which took part in the Russian convoy PQ18, September 1941 - October 1943, HMS LIMBOURNE which was present at the sinking of the cruiser HMS CHARYBDIS, October 1943, and HMS MACKAY which was the senior ship sent to Norway to enforce the terms of surrender on the German naval forces there, December 1944 - July 1945, but mainly on convoy escort duties in the North Sea.

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