Devonport Gunnery School

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The Devonport Gunnery School was part of the Devonport Naval Barracks, sometimes referred to as H.M.S. Vivid. It was created in 1907 from the former gunnery school, H.M.S. Cambridge.

First World War

Numbers trained by Devonport
August, 1914 - August, 1918[1]
Lieuts. (G) 0
Officers R.N. for T.B.D.s 0
Other commissioned officers R.N. 17
R.N.A.S. officers 0
R.N.V.R. officers 206
R.N.R. officers 1560
Gunners [O.C.R. error?] 129
Gunners (T) 93
Gunners [O.C.R. error?] 0
Boatswains 34
Gunner's Mates 140
Gunlayer I. 136
Gunlayer II. 1149
Gunlayer III. 2
P.O. (G) 457
Seaman Gunners 3885
Rangetakers 277
Lieut. (G)'s Writers 34
Divers—Seamen 169
Divers—Artisan 38
A.B. 3190
D.A.M.S. Gunlayers
D.A.M.S. 2nd Hands
3356
Trawler Ratings 3357
D.F.C. 100
Ratings for Motor Boats 80
Ratings for Tank Corps 0
Ratings for Machine Guns 0
Ratings for Air Service 0
Motor Mechanics 0
R.N.V.R. Seamen 1502
R.N.R. Seamen 4414
New Ships' Companies 51
E.R.A.s 1864
Marine Recruits 0
Warrant Armourers 0
Chief Armourers 32
Armourers 48
Armourer's Mates 35
Armourer's Crew 335
Miscellaneous Officers and Men 2685

Commanding Officers

Dates of appointment given:

Footnotes

  1. Progress in Naval Gunnery, 1914-1918, pp. 21-22.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 5 November, 1907. Issue 38482, col A, p. 6.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 394a.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 26 January, 1910. Issue 39179, col E, p. 4.
  5. Bernard Service Record. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 394.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399b.
  9. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 59.
  10. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 59.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399d.
  12. Blount Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 428.
  13. Blount Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 428.
  14. Sells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 196.
  15. Sells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 196.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 284.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 284.
  18. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  19. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 284.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 234.
  22. Custance Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 34.
  23. Custance Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 34.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 233.