A conference of senior naval officers on board HMS Liverpool

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Commentary

This official Admiralty photograph from 1952 shows a gathering of senior naval officers in the admiral’s dining cabin of HMS Liverpool. The Navy’s frequent use of the interior to draw a conceptual parallel between the modern Navy and its Nelsonian predecessor can be seen in the engravings of ships of the line decorating the walls. Beyond this, the admiral’s quarters were located at the stern of the ship, as in the days of sail.

Themes

Consumer Practices
Gender / Sexualities
Identities
Human Relationships
Labour
Social Position

Dominant Representational Strategies

Elements
Context

Dwelling

Type
Institutional
Residential
Detail
Other / Unknown
Cabin
Historical Terminology
Specified Social Level
Unspecified

Activities

Type
Intellectual, Cultural and Spritual
Physical States and Actions
Detail
Reading
Visiting
Sitting
Looking

Rooms

Type
Dining Room
Multifunctional Living Space
Social and Sitting Spaces
Work Space
Other / Unknown
Historical Terminology

Inhabitants

Type
People
Detail
Adults
Male

Objects

Type
Coverings and Hangings
Furniture
Equipment
The Arts, Recreation and Ceremony
Detail
Supporting, Storage and Display
Seating
Tools, Utensils and Appliances

Bibliography

Direct Cross-References

Indirect Cross-References

Commanding officer of a frigate in his cabin

1943

Photograph, QC1005

Officer reading in his cabin

1939-1949

Photograph, QC1012

Commanding officer of HMS Implacable in his cabin

1944

Photograph, QC1017

The Prime Minister lunching on board HMS King George V

Winston Churchill 1941

Photograph, QC1033

Roman Catholic chaplain in his cabin at sea

1939-1945

Photograph, QC1034

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Admiral Cunningham broadcasting from cabin

Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham 1942

Photograph, QC1045

Rear Admiral C.B. Barry in his office ashore

Rear Admiral C.B. Barry 1943

Photograph, QC1046

An Officers' cabin on board HMS Tracker

1943

Photograph, QC1047

The captains of HMS Black Prince and HMS Kempenfelt in conversation

1944

Photograph, QC1048

An officer having a haircut on board HMS Holmes

1944

Photograph, QC1052

Rear Admiral R.L. Burnett at his desk with his Chief-of-Staff

Rear Admiral R.L. Burnett 1942

Photograph, QC1053

Names
Date(s)
1952
Country
United Kingdom
Historical Region
Description
Format
Photograph
Type
Genre
Interior View
Publication
Copyright
by permission of The Imperial War Museum.
Location
Imperial War Museum, London: Photograph Collection, A. 32077
Record ID
QC1051