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In October, 1911, Rear-Admiral King-Hall left the Admiralty to hoist his flag as Rear-Admiral in the Second Division of the Home Fleet.<ref>King-Hall Service RecordThe National ArchivesADM 196/42f. 42.</ref> Captain [[Alexander Ludovic Duff|Alexander L. Duff]] was announced as his replacement on 6 September,<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). ''The Times''. Thursday, 7 September, 1911. Issue '''39684''', col G, p. 2.</ref> and was formally appointed Director of Naval Mobilisation on 19 October.<ref>"Naval Mobilisation Department. Distribution of Work. October 1911." In docket entitled "Distribution of Work of Admiralty War Staff" dated 25 March, 1912ADM 1/8272.</ref>
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The '''Naval Mobilisation Department''' was a department of the Admiralty from 1909 to 1912.
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==History==
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In 1909 the War and Mobilisation Divisions of the [[Naval Intelligence Department (Royal Navy)|Naval Intelligence Department]] were formed into a new Naval Mobilisation Department.{{UKNavalStaff|p. 48}}  It became part of the [[Admiralty War Staff]] in 1912.
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==Structure==
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! colspan=5 align=center|Distribution of Work.  October 1911.<ref>"Naval Mobilisation DepartmentDistribution of WorkOctober 1911." Docket dated 25 March, 1912, "Admiralty War Staff. Distribution of Work."  {{TNA|ADM 1/8272.}}</ref>
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|colspan=5 align=left|Director of Naval Mobilisation&mdash;Captain [[Alexander Ludovic Duff|A. L. Duff]], A.D.C., R.N.  (19/10/11.)
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!Section.
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!Name.
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!Date of Appointment to N.M.D.
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!No. of Room.
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!Duties of Section.
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|-
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| colspan="4" |
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| MANNING DIVISION.
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|-
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| H.M.D.
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| Captain [[Osmond de Beauvoir Brock|O. de B. Brock]], R.N.
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| 29.11.10
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| 18 (III.)
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| General superintendence of work of Manning Division, and preparation of Sketch Vote "A."
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|-
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| 1
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| Commander [[Herbert Meade|The Hon. H. Meade]], R.N.
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| 10.1.10
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| 19 (III.)
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| Mobilisation arrangements as regards Personnel of Fleet.<br>Mobilisation questions raised by the Mobilising Committees at the Ports.<br>Alterations in "Instructions for Mobilisation.<br>Manning requirements and resources.<br>Preparation for Peace Man&oelig;uvres (as regards subjects dealt with by Section 1).<br>Control of Railway Traffic in time of War (War Railway Council).<br>Admiralty Representative on Navy Employment Agency.
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|-
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| 2
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| Commander D. M. Hamilton, R.N.
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| 6.3.11
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| 19 (III.)
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| Auxiliary requirements of the Home Ports for War (Personnel).<br>Complement Committee questions.<br>Monthly Mobilising List of Officers.<br>Preparation for Peace Man&oelig;uvres (as regards subjects dealt with by Section 2).
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| colspan="4" |
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| WAR DIVISION.
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| H.W.D.
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| Captain [[George Price Webley Hope|G. P. W. Hope]], R.N.
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| 28.3.11
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| 32 (III.)
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| General superintendence of work of War Division.<br>Orders for War issued by the Admiralty and by Commanders-in-Chief.
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| 3
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| Commander [[Charles Penrose Rushton Coode|C. P. R. Coode]], R.N.
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| 11.10.09
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| 31 (III.)
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| General distribution of British Fleet in Commission and Reserve, and preparation of Monthly "War Fleet" and Quarterly Return.<br>Correction of Standing Orders for Foreign Stations.<br>Preparation for and Reports on British Naval Man&oelig;uvres and Exercises.<br>Arrangements for War Room.<br>Reserves of Ordnance Stores.<br>Auxiliary requirements at Home Ports.<br>Questions relating to Torpedo Craft and Submarines, Mine-sweeping and Minelaying, War College, Signal Books, Supply of Provisions in War, and Naval Stores other than Coal and Oil.
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| 4
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| Commander [[Percy Withers]], R.N.
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| 17.10.11
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| 31 (III.)
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| War Signal Stations and Coast Guard Stations.<br>Distribution of Naval Intelligence in United Kingdom.<br>Preparation of Annual Statement of Coal and Oil Fuel requirements of the War Fleets with resources and proposed methods of supply.<br>Fleet Auxiliaries: Arrangements for an Instructions regarding.<br>Questions relating to Fleet Coaling Service in War and Man&oelig;uvres, Supply of Oil Fuel, Wireless Telegraphy, Examination Service and Traffic Regulations, and Joint Naval and Military Operations.
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==Directors of Naval Mobilisation==
 
==Directors of Naval Mobilisation==
 
Dates of appointment given:
 
Dates of appointment given:
  
*Rear-Admiral [[Herbert Goodenough King-Hall|Herbert G. King-Hall]], 11 October, 1909.<ref>King-Hall Service Record.  The National Archives.  ADM 196/42.  f. 42.</ref>
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*Rear-Admiral [[Herbert Goodenough King-Hall|Herbert G. King-Hall]], 11 October, 1909<ref>King-Hall Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}} f. 42.</ref>
*Captain [[Alexander Ludovic Duff|Alexander L. Duff]], 3 October, 1911.<ref>"Naval Mobilisation Department. Distribution of Work.  October 1911."  In docket entitled "Distribution of Work of Admiralty War Staff" dated 25 March, 1912.  ADM 1/8272.</ref>
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*Captain [[Alexander Ludovic Duff|Alexander L. Duff]], 3 October, 1911<ref>"Naval Mobilisation Department. Distribution of Work.  October 1911."  In docket entitled "Distribution of Work of Admiralty War Staff" dated 25 March, 1912.  {{TNA|ADM 1/8272.}}</ref>
  
 
==Assistant Directors==
 
==Assistant Directors==
 
===Head of Manning Division===
 
===Head of Manning Division===
*Captain [[Michael Culme-Seymour, Fourth Baronet|Michael Culme-Seymour]], 11 October, 1909.<ref>Culme-Seymour Service Record.  The National Archives.  ADM 196/42.  f. 477.</ref>
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*Captain [[Michael Culme-Seymour, Fourth Baronet|Michael Culme-Seymour]], 11 October, 1909<ref>Culme-Seymour Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}} f. 477.</ref>
*Captain [[Osmond de Beauvoir Brock|Osmond de B. Brock]], 29 November, 1910.<ref>Brock Service Record.  The National Archives.  ADM 196/43.  f. 49.</ref>
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*Captain [[Osmond de Beauvoir Brock|Osmond de B. Brock]], 29 November, 1910<ref>Brock Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}} f. 49.</ref>
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===Head of War Division===
 
===Head of War Division===
*Captain [[George Cuthbert Cayley|George C. Cayley]], 11 October, 1909.<ref>Cayley Service Record.  The National Archives.  ADM 196/42.  f. 428.</ref>
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*Captain [[George Cuthbert Cayley|George C. Cayley]], 11 October, 1909<ref>Cayley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}} f. 428.</ref>
*Captain [[Sydney Robert Fremantle|Sydney R. Fremantle]], 1 January, 1910.<ref>Fremantle Service Record.  The National Archives.  ADM 196/42.  f. 473.</ref>
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*Captain [[Sydney Robert Fremantle|Sydney R. Fremantle]], 1 January, 1910<ref>Fremantle Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}} f. 473.</ref>|end=25 March, 1911<ref>Fremantle Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}} f. 473.</ref>
*Captain [[George Price Webley Hope|George P. W. Hope]], 28 March, 1911.<ref>Hope Service Record.  The National Archives.  ADM 196/43.  f. 44.</ref>
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*Captain [[George Price Webley Hope|George P. W. Hope]], 28 March, 1911<ref>Hope Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}} f. 44.</ref>
  
 
==Footnotes==
 
==Footnotes==
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[[Category:Admiralty Departments]]

Latest revision as of 11:41, 22 July 2015

The Naval Mobilisation Department was a department of the Admiralty from 1909 to 1912.

History

In 1909 the War and Mobilisation Divisions of the Naval Intelligence Department were formed into a new Naval Mobilisation Department.[1] It became part of the Admiralty War Staff in 1912.

Structure

Directors of Naval Mobilisation

Dates of appointment given:

Assistant Directors

Head of Manning Division

Head of War Division

Footnotes

  1. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 48.
  2. "Naval Mobilisation Department. Distribution of Work. October 1911." Docket dated 25 March, 1912, "Admiralty War Staff. Distribution of Work." The National Archives. ADM 1/8272.
  3. King-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 42.
  4. "Naval Mobilisation Department. Distribution of Work. October 1911." In docket entitled "Distribution of Work of Admiralty War Staff" dated 25 March, 1912. The National Archives. ADM 1/8272.
  5. Culme-Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 477.
  6. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.
  7. Cayley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 428.
  8. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 473.
  9. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 473.
  10. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.

Bibliography

  • Naval Staff, Training and Staff Duties Division (1929). The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. Its Work and Development. B.R. 1845 (late C.B. 3013). Copy at The National Archives. ADM 234/434.