Military     Royal Navy
HMS Britannia Crew 1891   19th Century
DHRG No. 102659
Crew list for HMS Britannia 1891.

Russian Decoration for Dartmouth Man   First World War     Historic Events     Social History 20th Century
DHRG No. 102662
Document Held: Newspaper Article
Harry Langmead, first-class petty officer blacksmith on board H.M.S. Jupiter received from the Czar of Russia silver medal ''For Zeal,'' with a ribbon, and also the Order of St. Anne, These decorations were awarded by the Emperor of All the Russia’s in appreciation of services rendered by the ship's company from February to May, 1915, during which period the Jupiter salved a large steamship which went ashore.

Pilot’s Rescue, 1940   Harbour Activities     Historic Events     Port of Dartmouth     Second World War     Social History 20th Century
DHRG No. 102674
This contribution from the Dartmouth History Research Group, by Capt. Robert Franks, is about more recent times and concerns the rescue of an aircraft pilot in 1940 and the subsequent salvage of the aircraft’s engine in the 1980’s.

HMT Finesse: A Hero’s Tale   Harbour Activities     Historic Events     Port of Dartmouth     Second World War     Social History 20th Century
DHRG No. 102675
During the Second World War the river Dart was the base for a fleet of trawlers which were converted into minesweepers. This story of an eventful day on HMT Finesse in 1942 was told to the Dartmouth History Research Group by Mr. Frederick Jenkins, now of Cardiff.

Dartmouth R N Ships 1802 – 1813   
DHRG No. 103003
List of Royal Navy ships & Shipbuilders 1802 to 1813. Tanner, Avery, Newman.

BRNC Freedom of the Town   
DHRG No. 103123
Image of the document granting the Freedom of the Borough to the Britannia Royal Naval College in their Jubilee year November 1955