Diary kept during First World War by Claude Preston Hermon-Hodge, Rear-Admiral, 1888-1952.

The diary includes Herman-Hodge's wartime service, starting as a Torpedo Officer on HMS THESEUS in 1914, signal training in 1915 and minesweeping duties on HMS FOXGLOVE from April 1915. He talks of a collision between HMS FOXGLOVE and HMS DAPHNE on 25 November 1915, a near miss by a torpedo and chasing U-boats in 1916.

Object Details

ID: JOD/257
Type: Manuscript
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 1914-01-01 - 1918-12-31; 1914-08-20 - 1919-03-07 20-08-1914 - 07-03-1919
People: Hermon-Hodge, the Hon. Claude Preston
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 1 box
Parts: Journals and Diaries (Manuscript)

Your Request

If an item is shown as “offsite”, please allow eight days for your order to be processed. For further information, please contact Archive staff:

Tel: (during Library opening hours)

Click “Continue” below to continue processing your order with the Library team.