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The Quarantining of HMS Diamond in Tasmania, 1886

Posted by Helen Mistry, on May 22nd, 2020

Captain Francis Starkie Clayton started his career as a Naval Cadet, and by the time of his death in 1904 had risen to the rank of Admiral on the retired list.  These letters were written to his second wife Edith whilst he was in command of HMS Diamond on the Australia Station in 1885-8. The abstracts… Read Abstract »

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Helen Mistry has spent most of her career in Medical Education. She is now undertaking an MA in Naval History with the University of Portsmouth.

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