Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

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The Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (D.C.N.S.) was a position on the Naval Staff instituted in 1917 on the Board of Admiralty. It essentially replaced the position of Chief of the Admiralty War Staff.

History

Vice-Admiral (Acting) Henry F. Oliver, the Chief of the Admiralty War Staff, was appointed Deputy Chief of Naval Staff on 31 May, 1917.[1] The duties of the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, shared with the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff and the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, were defined in the Board's distribution of business of 27 June as:

Operations of War: All large Questions of Naval Policy and Maritime Warfare.

Fighting and Sea-going Efficiency of the Fleet and its Organisation; Distribution and Movements of all Ships in Commission and in Reserve.

Superintendence of the Naval Staff and the Hydrographic Department.

Naval Communications.[2]

The above might be misleading, however, for on 24 June specific duties, hitherto unpublished, had been assigned to the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff by Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff. These are given in the Duties section.

Duties

Deputy Chiefs of Naval Staff

Footnotes

  1. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 319.
  2. The National Archives. ADM 116/3392.
  3. "War Staff Duties." Jellicoe Papers. British Library. Add. MS. 48992. ff. 94-95.
  4. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 122.
  5. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 319.
  6. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 293.
  7. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 293.
  8. Fergusson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 199.
  9. Fergusson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43 f. 199.
  10. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.
  11. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.
  12. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 291.
  13. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 291.
  14. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 247.
  15. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 247.
  16. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 231.
  17. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 231.
  18. Dreyer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  19. Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/95. f. 300.
  20. "Admiralty Change" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 30 June, 1932. Issue 46173, col D, p. 16.
  21. Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/95. f. 300.
  22. "Flag Changes" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 12 August, 1935. Issue 47140, col F, p. 10.
  23. "Deputy Chief of Naval Staff" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 27 September, 1938. Issue 48110, col F, p. 17.
  24. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  25. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 27 May, 1939. Issue 48316, col G, p. 23.

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.


Board of Admiralty
Civilian Lords
First Lord of the Admiralty
Civil Lord of the Admiralty
Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty (1882 – 1885, 1912 – 1917)
Controller (1917 – 1918)
Naval Lords
First Naval Lord (– 1904) • First Sea Lord (1904 – 1917) • First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff (1917 –)
Second Naval Lord (– 1869, 1872 – 1904) • Second Sea Lord (1904 – 1917) • Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel (1917 –)
Third Naval Lord (– 1869) • Third Lord and Controller (1869 – 1872) • Third Naval Lord and Controller of the Navy (1882 – 1904) • Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy (1904 – 1912) • Third Sea Lord (1912 – 1917) • Third Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Matériel (1917 – 1918) • Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy (1918 –)
Junior Naval Lord (– 1904) • Fourth Sea Lord (1907 – 1917) • Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport (1917 –)
Fifth Sea Lord (1917) • Fifth Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Air Service (1917 – 1918)
Staff Lords
Deputy First Sea Lord (1917 – 1919)
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (1917 –)
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (1917 –)
Secretaries
First Secretary to the Board of Admiralty (– 1869) • Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Admiralty (1869 – 1904) • Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Board of Admiralty (1904 –)
Second Secretary to the Board of Admiralty (– 1869) • Permanent Secretary to the Board of Admiralty (1869 – 1877, 1880 –)
Naval Secretary to the Board of Admiralty (1872 – 1882)