Thursby Papers at the National Maritime Museum

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Admiral Cecil Fiennes Thursby, (17 January, 1861 – 28 May, 1936).

THY/1

Passport issued to Thursby by the Japanese government. 1894.

THY/2

Bound volume. Copies of Consular Reports, letters of proceedings, etc, relating to Thursby's service in Asia-Minor. 1909.

THY/3

Bound volume. Telegrams, Fleet orders, letters of proceedings, etc, relating to service in Crete. 1909.

THY/4

Reports on Admiralty Weekly Order No.81, regarding a policy of advancements to fill the redundant positions of Petty Officer, Leading Seaman and Stoker Petty Officer. 1911.

THY/5

Letter to Thursby informing him of his advancement to Rear-Admiral, Second-in-Command of the Seventh Battle Fleet. 1914.

THY/6

Map of Gallipoli, issued by the War Office. With handwritten notes on unit strengths and positions.

THY/7

Transcript of essay entitled, "The Great War: Appreciations of Situations." Covers various tactical considerations of naval deployment.

THY/8

Reports and orders relating to the Dardenelles campaign. Including details of the troop landings at Gaba Tepe in Gallipoli and the subsequent evacuation.

THY/9

Passport issued by the British Vice-Consulate, Taranto.

THY/10

Reports and orders for time as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Second Squadron.

THY/11

THY/11/1

British Adriatic Reports, Enclosures 1-10. Reports, orders and proceedings of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron.

THY/11/2

British Adriatic Reports, Enclosures 11-20. Reports, orders and proceedings of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron.

THY/11/3

British Adriatic Reports, Enclosures 21-30. Reports, orders and proceedings of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron.

THY/11/4

British Adriatic Reports, Enclosures 31-39. Reports, orders and proceedings of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron.

THY/12

Letters to Thursby during time served in the Mediterranean, including notification of promotion to Vice-Admiral.

THY/13

Reports and transcipts relating to the Conference of Corfu.

THY/14

Reports, proceedings and orders given as Vice-Admiral, Eastern Mediterranean Squadron.

THY/15

Letters to Thursby regarding the use of submarine chasers. Includes U.S. Navy reports on the subject.

THY/16

Transcript. Chronology of the war in the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic. June 1915-June 1916.

THY/17

Transcript of essay. "Early Days of the War in the Channel Fleet and the Gallipoli Landings."

THY/18

Transcript of essay. "Principles of Stationing Cruisers and Destoyers Accompanying a Fleet."

THY/19

Lecture Notes. "From Commencement of War Until I Joined Queen - Join Channel Fleet at Portsmouth."