Guide to the R. H. B. Hammond-Chambers Logbook Collection, 1897-1901

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Finding aid completed: May 22, 2013
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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: R. H. B. Hammond-Chambers Logbook Collection
Dates: 1897-1901
Identification: SC/RHB
Creator: Hammond-Chambers, R. H. B.
Physical Description: 0.20 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: R. H. B. Hammond-Chambers served on the H.M.S. Royal Arthur, H.M.S. Plyades, H.M.S. Blake, and H.M.S. Duke of Wellington in the region of Australia and New Zealand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He kept these logbooks, dated November 4, 1897 to February 15, 1900 and February 15, 1901 to August 15, 1901 during his service.

Biographical Information:

R. H. B. Hammond-Chambers served on the H.M.S. Royal Arthur, H.M.S. Plyades, H.M.S. Blake, and H.M.S. Duke of Wellington in the region of Australia and New Zealand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Blake (Ship)
Duke of Wellington (Screw ship)
Plyades (Ship)
Royal Arthur (Ship)

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records

Geographic Name:

Australia -- Description and travel -- Personal narratives
Great Britain. Royal Navy.
New Zealand -- Description and travel -- Personal narratives

Topical Term:

Logbooks
Warships -- Great Britain

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], R. H. B. Hammong-Chambers Logbook Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

R. H. B. Hammond-Chambers served on the H.M.S. Royal Arthur, H.M.S. Plyades, H.M.S. Blake, and H.M.S. Duke of Wellington in the region of Australia and New Zealand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He kept these logbooks, dated November 4, 1897 to February 15, 1900 and February 15, 1901 to August 15, 1901 during his service. In them he writes of routine duties including cleaning the ship, taking leave, inspection, regular prayer, and distribution of payroll. He also noted the ships' coordinates and locations, uniform changes, squalls and other weather events, passage through the Suez Canal, and his arrival in Sydney on the H.M.S. Royal Arthur. Less frequent activities, including pistol practice, the drilling of small arm companies, and sightings of foreign ships, especially French and German, are also mentioned. The logbooks include several hand drawn and colored maps, some of which show the ships' route around various regions, including the coast of Australia, the Mediterannean, the coasts of Spain and France, Northern Africa, and the Indian Ocean.