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Manuscript Name Guide to the Papers of the Doug Robertson Maritime and Naval History Collection
Manuscript Number MSS 126
Last Updated August 2007
Extent 22.41 m. (266 boxes, 15 oversize)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises notebooks listing the world's navies dating from the 1600s, research notes, newspaper clippings, slides, negatives, and a large collection of photographs. The photographs (ca. 56,000 and ca. 5,300 slides ) include merchant and naval ships of many nationalities, mostly from the period 1860-1974. Includes sail, steam, diesel and nuclear powered ships of many types, including tugs, lash vessels, cargo ships, tankers, ferries, lighthouse tenders, liners, destroyers, anti-submarine vessels, mine-sweepers, clippers, schooners, ketches, barques etc.

Scope and Content

This collection comprises notebooks listing the world's navies dating from the 1600s, research notes, newspaper clippings, slides, negatives, and a large collection of photographs, all relating to merchant and naval shipping.

Biographical Note

Douglas Keith Robertson was born in Parkville, Victoria on 13 May 1923. He was educated at Collingwood Technical School, leaving in 1936. In later years he studied Short Story Writing and Photography and RMIT.

Doug's interest in ships and the sea started when at a very early age he was taken to Port Melbourne to see the battle cruiser HMS Renown. His interest became a hobby and by the time he was eleven he was reading and researching maritime books at the Public Library. At twelve years of age he wanted to join the Navy as a midshipman, but was unable to get parental permission. Some months later he put his age up by two years and joined the Militia cadets, and at sixteen was able to become a regular part-time soldier, promoted to Corporal in July 1939.

At the beginning of World War II Doug helped train new AIF recruits, and then joined up in May 1941. He served in the Middle East, Ceylon and New Guinea with 2/5 Infantry Battalion. He sailed on the Queen Mary to the Middle East, and various ships in other theatres of the war, thus his interest in the Merchant Navy was deepened.

After the war Doug managed his parent's shoe manufacturing business. His abiding interest in shipping did not diminish and during the 1960s he formed the World Ship Society in Victoria, conducting the monthly meetings and editing the Society's newsletter. Doug was an inaugural member of the Naval Historical Society of Australia, Victorian Chapter; he edited their newsletter and was President at the time of his death. He maintained constant contact with overseas scholars, other branches of the World Ship Society and shiplovers from all over the world. His other interests included old military forts around Australia, the history of the Murray River paddle steamers, military transport, and trams. His collection of ship photographs was well known and he was able to supply many photographs for other collectors and authors.

In association with Robin Clark and Lindsay Rex, Doug co-authored The Australian National Line, 1956-1981, 1982. At the time of his death he was researching the history of the BHP shipping line and had for many years been researching the history of the world's armed merchant cruisers. He died in Victoria in 1984.

Reference: Mrs Jean Robertson, personal note, c.1990 and 2007.

Administrative Information


Access

This collection is available for research.


Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.


Preferred Citation

[Manuscript Item], Guide to the Papers of The Doug Robertson Maritime and Naval History Collection, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 126, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Provenance

The collection was acquired from Mrs Jean Robertson (Doug Robertson's widow) in two consignments, one in 1987 and one in 1993.

Container List


Box 1

Folder 1
Notebook entitled 'Destination of shipping', c. 1942-1943

Folder 2
Notebook entitled 'Destination of shipping', c. 1942-43

Folder 3
Notebook with handwritten and tipped-in newspaper cuttings of lists of merchant ships

Folder 4
Roneoed bound book entitled 'Ship photographs : List I : photos taken 1950-58 unless otherwise stated', c. 1958

Folder 5
Notebook entitled 'Australia : coastal, harbour and river shipping (current)', c. 1861-1970

Folder 6
Notebook entitled 'Murray River system : steamers and MV (1)', c. 1855-1958

Folder 7
Notebook entitled 'Murray River system : steamers and MV (2)', c. 1855-1920


Box 2

Folder 8
Notebook entitled 'Murray River system : barges', c. 1855-1958

Folder 9
Notebook entitled 'Murray River system : yearly boat & barge lists : building yards' output', c. 1853-1923

Folder 10
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'Murray River ships'; 'Australian and New Zealand tugs'; 'Australian ferries'

Folder 11
Notebook entitled 'Gunboats : river and harbour types', c. 1867-1947

Folder 12
Notebook entitled 'Gunboats (Crimea War)', c. 1851-1875


Box 3

Folder 13
Notebook entitled 'Gunboats', 1772-1854

Folder 14
Notebook entitled 'Destroyers : Town and Hunt classes', c. 1918-1961

Folder 15
Notebook entitled 'Destroyers : Great Britain', c. 1896-1950

Folder 16
Notebook entitled'Destroyers : 1 : (A to I classes)', c 1894-1921


Box 4

Folder 17
Notebook entitled 'Destroyers : 2 : (K - R classes)', c. 1912-1937

Folder 18
Notebook entitled 'Destroyers : 3 : (S - W classes)', c. 1917-1945

Folder 19
Notebook entitled 'Destroyers : 4 : (A - Z classes)', c. 1918-1958

Folder 20
Notebook entitled '1st rates', c. 1414-1953


Box 5

Folder 21
Notebook entitled '2nd rates', c. 1621-1904

Folder 22
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy : 3rd rates (1) : -1702', c. 1619-1745

Folder 23
Notebook entitled '4th rates (50 guns)', c. 1616-1853

Folder 24
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'Blockship'; '4th rates'; 'Frigates', c. 1667-1929

Folder 25
Notebook entitled '5th rates', c. 1636-1878


Box 6

Folder 26
Notebook entitled '5th rates', c. 1673-1832

Folder 27
Notebook entitled '5th rates', c. 1666-1869

Folder 28
Notebook entitled '6th rates', c. 1690-1904

Folder 29
Notebook entitled 'Post ships : 6th rate', c. 1757-1866


Box 7

Folder 30
Notebook entitled 'Steam frigates', c. 1828-1903

Folder 31
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy : frigates', c. 1920-1958

Folder 32
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'Escort vessels (sloops)'; 'Patrol sloop'; 'GP frigate'; 'Sloop'. Loose pages titled 'Anti-submarine type'. c. 1936-1966

Folder 33
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'Sloop, class A'; 'Sloop, class Y', c. 1779-1892

Folder 34
Notebook entitled 'Sloops: wood paddle-wheel; iron paddle-wheel; wood screw; iron screw; composite (screw); steel (to ca 1900) and DV', c. 1838-1923


Box 8

Folder 35
Notebook entitled 'Sloops : WWI construction: Flower class; 24 class and KIL class (85)', c. 1915-1959

Folder 36
Notebook entitled 'Sloops (1666 to --) Royal Navy', c.1666-1714

Folder 37
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'Sloop', c. 1770-1911

Folder 38
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'Sloop', c. 1780-1828

Folder 39
Untitled notes. Page headings include 'Sloop'; 'Brig-sloop'; 'Brig', c. 1859-1916


Box 9

Folder 40
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'Sloop'; 'Brig-sloop', c. 1775-1906

Folder 41
Notebook entitled 'Escort vessels & sloops : Great Britain', c. 1931-1946

Folder 42
Notebook entitled 'Gunvessels (sloops)', c. 1795-1926

Folder 43
Notebook entitled 'Gun-brigs', c. 1794-1863

Folder 44
Notebook entitled 'United States Navy - minesweepers (fleet)', c. 1918-1958

Folder 45
Notebook entitled 'United States Navy - minesweepers (coastal)', c. 1941-1957

Folder 46
Notebook entitled 'United States Navy - minesweepers (coastal)', c. 1946-1955

Folder 47
Notebook entitled'United States Navy - minelayers', c. 1911-1958


Box 10

Folder 48
Notebook entitled 'United States Navy - Netlayers', c. 1944-1958

Folder 49
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'CMS and minehunters; IMS; LCT; LCM; LCPs; coastal survey ships; AD trawler', c. 1940s

Folder 50
Notebook entitled 'Submarines - Holland H classes', c. 1902-1944

Folder 51
Notebook entitled 'United States Navy - submarines', c. 1893-1960

Folder 52
Notebook entitled 'United States Navy - submarine chasers : book no. 1', c 1918-1958

Folder 53
Notebook entitled 'United States Navy - submarine chasers : book no. 2', c. 1941-1958

Folder 54
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy : anti-submarine types : book 1', c. 1915-1958

Folder 55
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy : oilers & petrol carriers and Portuguese (sail) Navy', c. 1640-1954


Box 11

Folder 56
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: Oilers; BDVs; Mooring vessels; Ocean salvage vessels; Coastal salvage vessels; Tenders; Tugs; Water carrier; Tank vessels, c. 1937- 1970

Folder 57
Notebook entitled 'BDV's and mooring vessels', c. 1917-1962

Folder 58
Notebook entitled 'Tugs', c. 1659-1963

Folder 59
'Notebook entitled Warship International Index (Illustrations only)' and Notebook entitled 'Crimea War notes', 1855 and 1857


Box 12

Folder 60
Notebook entitled '(ASW) Corvettes', c. 1915-1947

Folder 61
Notebook entitled 'Cruisers', c. 1882-1957

Folder 62
Notebook entitled 'Torpedo boats', c. 1877-1921

Folder 63
Untitled notebook. Page heading 'Schooners', c. 1747-1882


Box 13

Folder 64
Notebook entitled 'Assault craft (large)', c. 1926-1947

Folder 65
Untitled notebook. Page heading: 'Cutters', c. 1763-1866

Folder 66
Notebook entitled 'Royal Australian Navy : auxiliaries etc (non-current)', c. 1911-1971


Box 14

Folder 67
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'Aircraft carriers', c. 1911-1966

Folder 68
Notebook entitled 'Yachts (Royal and Admiralty)', c. 1649-1954

Folder 69
Notebook entitled 'Bombardment craft', c. 1679-1959

Folder 70
Notebook entitled 'USN - armed yachts (PY and PYC)', c. 1896-1959

Folder 71
Notebook entitled 'US Navy', c. 1940s

Folder 72
Notebook entitled 'Visiting warships', 1936-1967


Box 15

Folder 73
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: Victoria, c. 1852-1901

Folder 74
Notebook entitled 'Royal Australian Navy : combatant ships (not current)', c. 1883-1968

Folder 75
Notebook entitled 'Current : Royal Australian Navy : ships and bases', c. 1945-1971

Folder 76
Notebook entitled 'ANL', c. 1911-1978


Box 16

Folder 77
Notebook entitled 'Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Shipping and Transport, Australia ', c. 1904-1968

Folder 78
Notebook entitled 'RN ships serving in Australian area', c. 1788-1913

Folder 79
Untitled notebook. Page heading: 'Story of the British Navy (Chatterton)', c. 54 BC-1951

Folder 80
Untitled notebook. Page heading 'His Majesty's ships and their forebears by Cecil King', c. 1500s-1930s

Folder 81
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'The navy of Britain (Michael Lewis)'; 'The Flower of England's Garland (Manwaring)'; 'England in the Medit. (1603-1713) (Corbett) Vol. I', c. 1600-1800

Folder 82
Notebook entitled 'Ships of RN', c. 1625-1658

Folder 83
Untitled notebook. Page headings include: 'England in the Medit (Corbett) Vol. II'; 'Naval customs and traditions (R.Ad Gerard Wells)'

Folder 84
Notebook entitled 'Southern area : RN : 1', c. 1944-1967

Folder 85
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy - dummy warships', c. 1893-1946

Folder 86
H M Government publication War vessels silhouette identification book , c. 1935-1943


Box 17

Folder 87
Notebook entitled Argentina, c. 1816-1960

Folder 88
Notebook entitled 'Austria-Hungary', 1440-1918

Folder 89
Notebook entitled 'Brazil : 1', c. 1807-1943

Folder 90
Notebook entitled 'Chile', c. 1859-1937


Box 18

Folder 91
Notebook entitled 'Confederate States of America (CSA)', c. 1860s

Folder 92
Notebook entitled 'France', c. 1711-1966

Folder 93
Notebook entitled 'India', c. 1754-1968


Box 19

Folder 94
Notebook entitled 'Italy', c. 1860-1944

Folder 95
Notebook entitled 'New Zealand', c. 1860-1964

Folder 96
Notebook entitled 'USN', c. 1880-1966

Folder 97
Untitled notebook. Lists of international shipping companies and ships

Folder 98
Untitled notebook. Lists of international shipping companies and ships, c. 1888-1968


Box 20

Folder 99
Untitled notebook. Lists of international shipping companies and ships, c. 1877-1966

Folder 100
Untitled notebook. Lists of international shipping companies and ships, c. 1911-1966

Folder 101
Untitled notebook. Lists of international shipping companies and ships, c. 1902-1966


Box 21

Folder 102
Notebook entitled 'Armed merchant cruisers [AMC]', c. 1918-1946

Folder 103
Notebook entitled 'Armoured cruisers [AMC] : British and foreign', c. 1892-1922

Folder 104
Notebook entitled 'British empire : AMC's : WWII', c. 1885-1958

Folder 105
Notebook entitled 'France : AMC's', c. 1864-1948

Folder 106
Notebook entitled 'Germany : (Hilfskreuzer) : AMC', c. 1846-1953

Folder 107
Notebook entitled 'Italy : AMC's', c. 1848-1944


Box 22

Folder 108
Notebook entitled 'Japan : AMC's', c. 1867-1944

Folder 109
Notebook entitled 'Spain : AMC's', c. 1830-1965

Folder 110
Notebook entitled 'Russia : AMC's', c. 1868-1924

Folder 111
Notebook entitled 'USA : AMC's (and CSA)', c. 1861-1923

Folder 112
Notebook entitled 'AMC : (foreign)', c. 1873-1955

Folder 113
Notebook entitled 'Protected cruisers [AMC]', c. 1818-1939

Folder 114-115
American AMC research material and correspondence


Box 23

Folder 116
American AMC research material

Folder 117
Australian AMC research material and correspondence

Folder 118
British AMC research material

Folder 119
Turkish/Russian/Japanese/Royal Navy AMC research material

Folder 120-122
General AMC research material


Box 24

Folder 123
Notebook entitled 'Japan (mainly)', c.1877-1904

Folder 124
Notebook entitled 'Russia', c.1854-1948

Folder 125
Notebook entitled 'Naval battles : and bombardments and blockades of hostile ports', c.1759-1940

Folder 126
Notebook entitled 'M N books'

Folder 127
Untitled notebook. Page heading 'Monitors'

Folder 128
Untitled notebook. Page headings include 'Colombia'; 'Prussia'; 'Cuba'; 'Eire'; 'Argentine Navy'; 'Egypt'; 'Iceland', c. 1855-1947

Folder 129
Notebooks, lists, newspaper clippings entitled: 'Argentine', 'Austria', 'Austria-Hungary'

Folder 130
Lists and newspaper clippings entitled 'Belgium', 'Bolivia', 'Brazil'

Folder 131
Lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Cambodia', 'Chile', 'China'

Folder 131
Lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Colombia', 'Cuba', 'Czechoslovakia', 'Denmark', 'Ecuador', 'Finland'

Folder 132-133
Notebooks, lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'France'


Box 25

Folder 134-135
Notebooks, lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Germany (Imperial)'

Folder 136-140
Notebooks, lists of ships, notes and newspaper clippings entitled 'Germany', 'West Germany'


Box 26

Folder 141
Lists of ships, notes, newspaper clippings entitled 'Greece'

Folder 142
Lists of ships, booklets, newspaper clippings entitled 'Haiti', 'Hanover', 'Holland'

Folder 143
Notebook and lists of ships entitled 'Holland'

Folder 144
Lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Hungary', 'Iceland', 'Indonesia', 'Iran'

Folder 145-146
Newspaper clippings entitled 'Irak [Iraq]-Iran war 1980'


Box 27

Folder 147
Lists of ships, notes and newspaper clippings entitled 'Israel'

Folder 148
Lists of ships, booklet, notes and newspaper clippings entitled 'Ivory Coast', 'Japan'

Folder 149
Newspaper clippings entitled 'Japan'

Folder 150
Lists of ships, notes and newspaper clippings entitled 'Jugoslavia', 'Korea (North)', 'Korea (South)', 'Latvia', 'Libya', 'Madagascar', 'Malagache', 'Mexico'

Folder 151
Lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Morocco', 'Muscat', 'Naples', 'NATO'


Box 28

Folder 152
Notebook, lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Norway'

Folder 153
Notebook, lists of ships, notes and newspaper clippings entitled 'Oman', 'Papal Navy', 'Peru'

Folder 154
Lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Philippines', 'Poland', 'Portugal'

Folder 155
Lists of ships, notes and newspaper clippings entitled 'Rome', 'Roumania', 'Russia', 'Russia (Czarist)'

Folder 156
Lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Sardinia', 'Saudi Arabia', 'Senegambia', 'Siam/Thailand', 'Sicily'

Folder 157
Lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Spain'

Folder 158
Lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Sweden'


Box 29

Folder 159
Lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'Taiwan', 'Tunis', 'Turkey'

Folder 160
Lists of ships and newspaper clippings entitled 'United Arab Republic', 'Uruguay', 'Venezuela', 'Venice', 'Vietnam', 'Yemen', 'Yugoslavia'

Folder 161-166
List of Royal Navy ships, 1066-1820


Box 30

Folder 167-169
List of Royal Navy ships, 1821-1911

Folder 170-174
Alphabetic list of ships registered in Australia : A-M, c. 1853-1979


Box 31

Folder 175-177
Alphabet list of ships registered in Australia : N-Z, c. 1853-1979

Folder 178-182
RAN notes, research material and correspondence


Box 32

Folder 183-187
RAN notes, research material and correspondence

Folder 188
Research material entitled 'Torpedo boat destroyers'

Folder 189
Lists of ships entitled 'T B destroyers' and 'G M destroyers'

Folder 190
List of ships entitled 'Corvette'


Box 33

Folder 191
Lists of ships entitled 'Whalers' and 'Confederate States of America (Army)'

Folder 192
List of ships entitled 'A D trawlers'

Folder 193
Lists of ships entitled 'WWI requisitioned trawlers' and 'ex A D trawlers'

Folder 194
Lists of ships entitled 'A D drifter', 'Dogger' and '(P V)'

Folder 195-197
Miscellaneous research material


Box 34

Folder 198
Lists of ships entitled '1st rates - sail', '2nd rates', and '3rd rates - sail; 64 guns'

Folder 199
List of ships entitled '3rd rates - 70 guns'

Folder 200
List of ships entitled '3rd rates - 74 guns'

Folder 201
List of ships entitled '3rd rates - 80 guns'

Folder 202
List of ships entitled '6th rates'

Folder 203
List of ships entitled 'RN losses' c. 1775-1815


Box 35

Folder 204-209
Research material, correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to 'The ANL [Australian National Line] project'


Box 36

Folder 210-213
Newspaper clippings re ANL [Australian National Line]


Box 37

Folder 214-218
Newspaper clippings re ANL [Australian National Line]

Folder 219
Newspaper clippings re Noongah loss


Box 38

Folder 220
Notes and newspaper clippings on patrol boats (RAN), 1969-1981

Folder 221
Newspaper clippings on cruisers (RAN), 1937-1979

Folder 222
Newspaper clippings on HMAS Sydney, HMAS Jervis Bay, HMAS Australia, HMAS Albatross and HMAS Yarra, 1944-1977

Folder 223
Notes and newspaper clippings on HMAS Diamantina, HMAS Sydney, HMAS Tobruk, 1965-1980


Box 39

Folder 224
Notes and newspaper clippings on HMAS Cook, FND/Cerebus, HMAS Larrakia, HMAS Vigilant, HMAS Kuru and Landing Craft Heavy, 1966-1982

Folder 225
Notes and newspaper clippings on submarines, Australian Navy (RAN), ASR's, 1914-1980

Folder 226
Notes and newspaper clippings on RAN survey ships, RAN hospital ships, RAN lists, 1937-1981

Folder 227
Notes and newspaper clippings on 'Q' class frigates, LSI and LST (RAN), RAN 'Tribals', 1946-1973

Folder 228
Notes and newspaper clippings on flotilla leaders (RAN), 'River' class destroyers, 'Q' class destroyers, 'N' class (RAN) RAN - NA patrol, 'S' class destroyers, naval yards, 1945-1979

Folder 229
Notes and newspaper clippings on RAN A/S frigates 'River' class, RAN destroyers 'Battle' class and RAN 'V' and 'W' class destroyers, 1936-1973

Folder 230
Notes and newspaper clippings on 'Bathurst' class minesweepers (RAN), 1940-1979

Folder 231
Notes and newspaper clippings on Defence notes and 'Light' destroyer programme, 1972-79


Box 40

Folder 232
Notes and newspaper clippings on Williamstown Dock, FAA (planes) and Captain Cook bi-centenary, 1965-1981

Folder 233
Notes and newspaper clippings on Shipping lines, Victoria MN and B+I Motorway Irish Ferry Services, 1972-1981

Folder 234
Notes and newspaper clippings on Holland-America Line and Port Jackson & Manly S S Co, 1847-1975

Folder 235
Notes and newspaper clippings on Coast Lines (Adelaide SA), Gulf Line, Bugsier, British India, Botany Bay Tanker Co (Caltex), Blue Star Line Ltd, Blue Funnel Line, Bibby Line, Ben Line, Bank Line, Queensland MN, Salen Group, Shaw Savill Line and NG-Aust. Line (NGAL) 1868-1980

Folder 236
Notes and newspaper clippings on Huddart Parker Ltd, Howard Smith Ltd, Irrawaddy Flotilla Coy Ltd, King Line Ltd, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Ltd, Scottish Shire Line, Port Line, Hogarth Shg Co Ltd, Hobart Tug & Lighterage Co P/L, Burns Philp & Co Ltd, Hapag-Lloyd, Hellenic Lines, Farrell Lines, 1852-1972

Folder 237
Notes and newspaper clippings on O'May, Matson Line, NYK Line, Peel's Launches and McIlwraith McEacharn Ltd, 1855-1972

Folder 238
Notes and newspaper clippings on Pacific Mail SS Co (USA), P & O Group and Wm Holyman, 1867-1973


Box 41

Folder 239
Notes and promotional material on Orient Overseas Container Line, Royal Australian Navy--HMS Invincible and Australian Army, 1945-1982

Folder 240
Promotional material on United States naval visit to Australia, July 1983

Folder 241
Notes, promotional material and newspaper clippings on Pacific Far East Line Inc and Lykes Bros Steamship Co Inc, 1971-73

Folder 242
List of ships entitled Royal Navy, 1691-1881

Folder 243
Notes, promotional material and newspaper clippings on US Coast Guard, Blockade runners, East Africa, Malta, Dominica, Kenya, Newfoundland, RN Line of Battleships, Nyasaland, Pakistan, Honourable East India Company, 1544-1972


Box 42

Folder 244
Notes and newspaper clippings on Eire, Ceylon, Kenya & Zanzibar, Burma, Scotland, Egypt and Foreign Naval, 1696-1964

Folder 245
Notes and newspaper clippings on Endeavour, Bounty, Lady Nelson, Ark Royal, Arapaho Project and Krait, 1946-1982

Folder 246
Notes and newspaper clippings on Royalty, 827-1952

Folder 247
Notes and newspaper clippings on Royal Canadian Navy, 1776-1967

Folder 248-249
Promotional material, notes and newspaper clippings relating to the United States Navy, 1945-1978


Box 43

Folder 250
Promotional material on USS Spruance, 1972

Folder 251
Promotional material, notes and newspaper clippings on HMCS Provider and USSR, 1972

Folder 252
Notes on South Africa, list of ships including sloops (wood PV, iron PV, minelayers), ketches and brigantines, and drifters [British], 1696-1945

Folder 253
List of ships including AD trawlers [British], 1939-1960

Folder 254
List of ships including HOYs, tugs, minesweepers, trawlers [British], 1693-1961

Folder 255
Lists of ships including Typaldos Line, Australian S S P/L line, Atlantic transport lines and 'The Atlantic Ferry', 1839-1973


Box 44

Folder 256
Lists of ships including screw LBS, sloops, protected cruisers (3rd class), pre-armoured cruisers

Folder 257
Promotional material, notes and newspaper clippings on HMAS Melbourne, submarines, Litton Industries and Yamashita-Shinnihon Line, 1946-1972

Folder 258
Promotional material, notes, newspaper and magazine clippings on pearling in Australia, State Shipping Service of WA and Brisbane ferries, 1930-1980

Folder 259
Promotional material, notes and newspaper clippings on Victorian and Melbourne ferries, 1905-1980

Folder 260
Promotional material, notes and newspaper clippings on Gippsland Lakes, 1877-1970

Folder 261
Promotional and printed material on Queensland Ports, 1963-1968


Box 45

Folder 262
Promotional material, notes, magazine and newspaper clippings on NSW ferries, Australian coast guards, RN submarines and tugs [Australian], 1789-1970

Folder 263
Promotional material, notes and newspaper clippings on Royal New Zealand Navy, 1914-1970

Folder 264
Research material, promotional material and newspaper clippings on HMVS Cerebus, SA Ketch Preservation Association Inc, Relics register, Yarrow (Shipbuilders) Ltd, and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum, Warrnambool, 1870-1972

Folder 265
Notes, research material and newspaper clippings on Papua New Guinea, India, and Malaysia, 1612-1972

Folder 266
Magazine and newspaper clippings on pirates, blackbirders and slavers, 1946-1957

Folder 267
Roneoed typescript on the British Phosphate Commissioners


Box 46

Folder 268
Notes and newspaper clippings on weapons, 1588-1965

Folder 269
Promotional material, notes and correspondence with Shell Company of Australia Limited, Apex Club of Holbrook, and Brown & Dureau Limited (Sikorsky Aircraft), 1971-73

Folder 270-274
Promotional material, notes, correspondence and newspaper clippings on Anro Asia, SV Hawke, Brooke Marine Ltd, Scott Lithgow Group, Melbourne Harbour Trust, Unicorn Lines, Union Castle Line, Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd, New Zealand Marine Department, Tasmanian Steam Navigation Co, Straits Steamship Co Ltd, Port of Liverpool, Union Steam (Rangatira), Australian Colonial shipping, Barge Carrying Systems, MV Straitsman, Port Adelaide Maritime Historical Services, Maritime Trust, anti-whaling activities, and pilots, 1885-1981


Box 47

Folder 275-277
Promotional material, notes and newspaper clippings on Victoria, United Kingdom, New Zealand, India, Greece, and Queensland (coastal), ACT ferries, South Australia (coastal), Tasmanian ferry boats, and Perth ferries 1898-1980

Folder 278-280
Notes and newspaper clippings on Mahogany ship - Warrnambool, Polly Woodside/Rona, Peternell ketch, Australia, aircraft carriers, decoy ships, and gunboats, 1837-1980

Folder 281
Research material on Tenders, 1666-1960


Box 48

Folder 282
Notes, correspondence and magazine and newspaper clippings on torpedo boats, 1940-1967

Folder 283
Research material, notes and newspaper clippings, 1617-1968

Folder 284-288
Research material, notes, magazine and newspaper clippings on armoured cruisers,assault craft, naval tugs, HMAS Jeparit, FPV, troopships, Royal Navy survey ships, and yachts (Royal and Admiralty) 1820-1979


Box 49

Folder 289-291
Notes on British Coast Guard, hulks, hospital ships, packets, transports, cutters, RFA, armoured gunboats, torpedo boats, and Royal Navy lists (1200-1450) 1200-1959

Folder 292
Notes and newspaper clippings on galleys, bombs, and ironclads, 1512-1964

Folder 293-294
Notes on shipping, 1666-1948

Folder 293-294
Notes on shipping, 1679-1946


Box 50

Folder 295-298
Notes on shipping, 1666-1948

Folder 299
Notes on model ship construction


Box 51

Folder 300
Roneoed typescript of 'Preliminary list of Canadian merchant steamships (coastal and inland) 1809-1930', 1962

Folder 301
Drafts of articles for various maritime newsletters/journal

Folder 302-303
Book reviews from Three-headed dog, newsletter of the Victorian Chapter, Naval Historical Society of Australia; editorial research material and correspondence 1978-1982

Folder 304
Mock-up pages, articles, index, and September 1973 issue of Maritime review

Folder 305
Copies of '[Newsletter]', Naval Historical Society of Australia ACT Chapter Incorporated, February 1984; News letter, 5 Australian Infantry Battalion, 2/5 Australian Infantry Battalion, No. 14, April 1983; Newsletter, Shiplovers' Society of Victoria, July-October 1977; RHSV History News,(Royal Historical Society of Victoria) No. 23, November 1981; Newsletter, Marine Board of Hobart, No. 3, July 1972 and No. 4, December 1972; Port Gazette, Melbourne Harbor Trust, Vol. 11, No. 4, June 1973 and Vol. 18, No. 2, Winter 1983; Running Journal, Tramway Museum Society of Victoria Ltd, Vol. 10, No. 6, December 1973; Notices of meeting for Tasmanian Ship Society, 1972-73; Membership list for the World Ship Society - Australian Section, c.1970s, 1972-1984

Folder 306
Book reviews and incomplete issues of WSS news [Victoria branch, World Ship Society]; editorial research notes and correspondence, 1977-1983

Folder 307
Material relating to the membership of the Naval Historical Society of Australia (Victorian Chapter), 1970-1975


Box 52

Folder 308
Copies of The log, Journal of the Nautical Association of Australia Inc, Vol.3 No.1 January 1970-Vol.8 No.3 August 1975 (incomplete), 1970-1975

Folder 309
Newsletter of the Australian Association for Maritime History, October 1981 No.8, July 1982 No.11, February 1983 No.13, October 1983 No.16; From the Charthouse, Xavier College Ship Society, Vol.1 No.1 October 1969, Vol.1 No.3 February 1970; Catalogue and correspondence re purchase of books through the Australasian Maritime Historical Society 1971-72, 1969-1983

Folder 310
Drafts of articles, correspondence, catalogue of ships photographs for Around the waterfront, 1969-1974

Folder 311
Constitution, membership list, catalogues of ships photographs, annual reports for the New Zealand Ship and Marine Society, 1967-1978

Folder 312
Membership information for the Belgian Nautical Research Association and roneoed pages of The Belgian Shiplover No. 144, 1956-1972


Box 53

Folder 313-317
Draft articles and research material

Folder 318-319
Promotion material for the Maritime Book Society; United States Naval Institute; and Steamship Historical Society of America, Inc

Folder 320
Undated copy of 'Construction of naval support facility Western Australia (HMAS Stirling)'; Notices and sailing schedules for Nauru Pacific Shipping Lines, 1972-73, 1977


Box 54

Folder 321
List of ships

Folder 322
Handmade illustrated book of ships c.1951

Folder 323
Notebook entitled 'Ships of Royal Navy'

Folder 324
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy, Machines & Fireships', c.1647-1800

Folder 325
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy - Aircraft carriers', c.1898-1956

Folder 326
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy - minesweepers', c.1915-1945

Folder 327
Notebook entitled 'Great Britain - Yachts (Royal and Admiralty)', c.1661-1905

Folder 328
Notebook entitled 'Torpedo boats, Great Britain', c.1894-1921

Folder 329
Notebook entitled 'Bombardment vessels'

Folder 330
Untitled notebook [A hundred years of yachting], c.1826-1936

Folder 331
Notebook entitled 'Japan',c.1850-1942

Folder 332
Notebook entitled 'US Navy (1)- battleships, battle cruisers, monitors & LBS', c.1896-1950

Folder 333
Notebook entitled 'US Navy (2) - battleships, monitors & LBS', c.1817-1903

Folder 334
Notebook entitled 'US Navy - flotilla leaders & destroyers', c.1906-1946

Folder 335
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy 'A' names (Book 1)', c.1667-1956

Folder 336
Notebook entitled 'A(1)' [Royal Navy], c.1757-1947

Folder 337
Notebook entitled 'A(2)' [Royal Navy],c.1780-1949

Folder 338
Notebook entitled 'A(3)' [Royal Navy], c.1779-1958

Folder 339
Notebook entitled 'A(4)' [Royal Navy], c.1573-1948


Box 55

Folder 340
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy A names (Book 2)', c.1758-1947

Folder 341
Notebook entitled 'A-B' [Royal Navy], c.1573-1949

Folder 342
Notebook entitled 'B names - RN' [Royal Navy], c.1553-1890

Folder 343
Notebook entitled 'C-D' [Royal Navy], c.1589-1940

Folder 344
Notebook entitled 'E-F' [Royal Navy], c.1559-1948

Folder 345
Notebook entitled 'G-H' [Royal Navy], c.1485-1940

Folder 346
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy - I names', c.1654-1947

Folder 347
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy - P names', c.1544-1956

Folder 348
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy - R names', c.1486-1957

Folder 349
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy - T names', c.1416-1954

Folder 350
Notebook entitled 'Royal Navy - V names', c.1649-1947

Folder 351
Promotional material for HMAS Anzac, HMAS Australia, HMS Belfast, HMAS Brisbane, DDL project, HMAS Derwent, HMAS Duchess, HMAS Flinders, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta, and Patrol Frigate


Box 56

Folder 352
Promotional material for HMAS Perth, HMAS Queenborough, HMAS Stalwart, HMAS Stuart, HMA Submarine, Support ships, Survey ships, and HMAS Swan

Folder 353
Promotional material for HMAS Sydney, HMAS Torrens, USS Truxtun, HMAS Vampire, HMAS Vendetta, HMAS Voyager, USS Waddell, and HMAS Yarra

Folder 354
Miscellaneous maritime promotional material


Box 57

Folder 355-356
Miscellaneous maritime promotional material

Folder 357-361
Business correspondence, 1957-1983


Box 58

Folder 362-364
Published photographs of United States Navy ships, c.1939, 1942-43

Folder 365
Press releases from Department of Defence, Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy

Folder 366-367
Miscellaneous press releases


Box 59

Folder 368
Miscellaneous press releases

Folder 369-370
Press releases from Vosper Thornycroft


Box 60

Folder 371-379
Published material, 1950-1982


Box 61

Folder 380
Published material, 1950-1982

Folder 381-382
Photocopied published material

Folder 383
Unused labels for ship photographs


Box 62

Folder 384
Unused labels for ship photographs

Folder 385-386
Magazine clippings


Box 63

Folder 387-388
Magazine clippings


Box 64

Folder 389-391
Magazine clippings


Box 65

Folder 392
Magazine clippings

Folder 393-395
Scrapbooks and photocopies of content


Box 66

Folder 396-397
Newspaper clippings


Box 67

Folder 398-400
Newspaper clippings


Box 68

Folder 401-403
Newspaper clippings


Box 69

Folder 404-406
Newspaper clippings


Box 70

Folder 407-409
Newspaper clippings


Box 71

Folder 410-412
Newspaper clippings


Box 72

Folder 413-415
Newspaper clippings


Box 73

Folder 416-418
Newspaper clippings


Box 74

Folder 419-421
Newspaper clippings


Box 75

Folder 422-424
Newspaper clippings


Box 76

Folder 425-427
Newspaper clippings


Box 77

Folder 428-430
Newspaper clippings


Box 78

Folder 431-433
Newspaper clippings


Box 79

Folder 434-435
Newspaper clippings

Folder 436
Pasted newspaper clippings


Box 80

Folder 437-439
Pasted newspaper clippings


Box 81

Folder 440-442
Pasted newspaper clippings


Box 82

Folder 443-444
Pasted newspaper clippings


Box 83

Folder 445-446
Pasted newspaper clippings


Box 84

Folder 447-448
Pasted newspaper clippings


Box 85

Folder 449-450
Pasted newspaper clippings


Box 86

Folder 451-452
Pasted newspaper clippings


Box 87

Folder 453-454
Pasted newspaper clippings


Box 88

Folder 455-459
Negative folders


Box 89

Folder 460-468
Lists of negatives, slides and photographs


Box 90

Folder 469-475
Lists of negatives, slides and transparencies


Box 91

Folder 476-477
Lists of slides

Folder 478
List of names and addresses re maritime photographs

Folder 479
Ken Hope album (photographs removed)


Box 92

Folder 480-483
Alphabetical card index of Doug Robertson book library which has been individually catalogued and added to the library collection

Folder 484
Cards - British merchant ship silhouettes

Folder 485
Index cards

Folder 486
Signal cards

Folder 487
Iron nail out of Bunabogie


Box 93 AV

Records:
The ship the Nazis had to get starring Ray Milland, Seatrain plus published text by James H Winchester, reprinted from American Legion Magazine, New York, 1951
First voyage : re-discovery of Australia with James Cook plus map 'Rediscover Australia with Shell', Shell Company of Australia Limited, nd


Box 94-101 AV

Photograph negatives : packets 1-506 and miscellaneous packets


Box 102 AV

Slides : ships : A


Box 103 AV

Slides : ships : B


Box 104 AV

Slides : ships : C


 

Box-folder 500

Slides : ships : D, E, F


Box 106 AV

Slides : ships : G, H, I


Box 107 AV

Slides : ships : J, K, L


Box 108 AV

Slides : ships : M, N


Box 109 AV

Slides : ships : O, P, Q


Box 110 AV

Slides : ships : R, S


Box 111 AV

Slides : ships : S


Box 112 AV

Slides : ships : T, U, V


Box 113 AV

Slides : ships : W, X, Y, Z


Box 114 AV

Slides : ships unidentified


Box 115 AV

Slides : Murray River paddle steamers


Box 116 AV

Slides : Ferries and Yarra River ferries c.1926


Box 117 AV

Slides : Places


Box 118-119 AV

Slides : Trams


Box 120 AV

Slides : Ordnance


Box 121-124 AV

Slides : Miscellaneous


Box 125 AV

Box-folder 520
Includes list of HMATs held and not held in Robertson collection
Ship photographs : A


Box 126-136 AV

Box-folder
Ship photographs : A


Box 137-144 AV

Ship photographs : B


Box 145-155 AV

Ship photographs : C


Box 156-159 AV

Ship photographs : D


Box 160-163 AV

Ship photographs : E


Box 164-166 AV

Ship photographs : F


Box 167-171 AV

Ship photographs : G


Box 172-176 AV

Ship photographs : H


Box 177-179 AV

Ship photographs : I


Box 180-181 AV

Ship photographs : J


Box 182-186 AV

Ship photographs : K


Box 187-191 AV

Ship photographs : L


Box 192-200 AV

Ship photographs : M


Box 201-204 AV

Ship photographs : N


Box 205-207 AV

Ship photographs : O


Box 208-215 AV

Ship photographs : P


Box 216 AV

Ship photographs : Q


Box 217-220 AV

Ship photographs : R


Box 221-230 AV

Ship photographs : S


Box 231-237 AV

Ship photographs : T


Box 238 AV

Ship photographs : U


Box 239-241 AV

Ship photographs : V


Box 242-245 AV

Ship photographs : W


Box 246 AV

Ship photographs : X and Y


Box 247 AV

Ship photographs : Z


Box 248 AV

Ship photographs : Oversize


Box 249 AV

Ship photographs : Unidentified ships


Box 250 AV

Ship photographs : Unidentified ships


Box 251 AV

Ship photographs : unidentified ships


Box 252 AV

Photographs : small maritime vessels and identified maritime places


Box 253 AV

Photographs : Identified maritime places, unidentified maritime places, published material, and models of ships


Box 254 AV

Photographs : Models of ships, figureheads, artists' impressions of ships, and maritime people


Box 255 AV

Photographs : Maritime people and ordnance


Box 256 AV

Photographs : Aircraft, tanks, trams, trains, buses, miscellaneous places and people, and photo proofs


Box 257-263 AV

Photographs : Duplicate ship photographs : A to Z and unidentifieds


Box 264 AV

Postcards : Ships, and miscellaneous


Box 265

Folio 1
Newspaper and magazine clippings including The illustrated London news June 20, 1953; report 'Naval support facility Western Australia (HMAS Stirling)' by Department of Works, c. 1971


Box 266

Folio 2
Bound scrapbook with tipped-in magazine clippings from The Yachtsman 1893-1898 and selected articles from published magazines including The illustrated London news, January 30, 1915


Othertype Map Cabinet 3, Drawer 3

Oversize 1-7
Maps:
Philips' war map of the Pacific
Western Port
Indian Ocean
Road and touring map of Scotland
Spithead, 28 June 1977
Townsville Harbour
English Channel
Port of Liverpool

Ships plans:
USS North Carolina
Benedetto Brin
Regina Margherita
Dante Alighieri
USS Olympia
Harbour tug
Konisberg
HMAS Warramunga
HMAS Perth
HMAS Sydney


Othertype Map Cabinet 3, Drawer 3

Oversize 8-15
Ships plans:
MTBs 347-364
IJNS Nachi
IJNS Nagara
HMS Magicienne
HMS Britannia
Armament plans

Posters:
Royal Australian Navy
Merchant fleets of Britain and the Commonwealth, Journal of Commerce, Liverpool, UK, 1966
Great War, 1914-1918 distinguishing badges of the Australian Imperial Force, [Canberra?] : Royal Australian Survey Corps, 1981
Badges of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1980
War badges that are worn in Australia
Signs and abbreviations, Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, London, 1923

Six published photographs of World War II
Seven colour illustrations of World War II
Newspaper clippings
Lists of ships
Model ship plans
Museum promotional material