Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty

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The Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty, before 1912 the Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty, was the Royal Navy officer responsible to the First Lord of the Admiralty who assisted the political head of the Navy on senior appointments.

History

Fisher described the Naval Secretary's position as "an ideal arrangement. He has the power, he pulls the strings, he has no position, he causes no jealousy, he talks to all the Lords as their servant, and he manipulates them all and oils the machine for his special master, the First Lord, to perpetrate a job when necessary!"[1]

In 1902 the Private Secretary's salary was increased from £500 to £1,000 per annum.[2]

Secretaries

Footnotes

  1. Fisher. Memories. p. 170.
  2. Navy Estimates for the Year 1902-1903. p. 154.
  3. Sainty. Admiralty Officials, 1660-1870, p. 66.
  4. Sainty. Admiralty Officials, 1660-1870, p. 66.
  5. Sainty. Admiralty Officials, 1660-1870, p. 66.
  6. Tryon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 58.
  7. Tryon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/13. f. 394.
  8. Culme-Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/16. f. 621?
  9. Culme-Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/16. f. 821.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 7 April, 1876. Issue 28597, col F, p. 5.
  11. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 652.
  12. Beaumont Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 88.
  13. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 734.
  14. Dale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 291.
  15. Dale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 161.
  16. Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 606?
  17. Meux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 774.
  18. Meux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 364.
  19. Fawkes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 449.
  20. Bourke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 132.
  21. Fawkes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 449.
  22. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 29 September, 1902. Issue 36885, col B, p. 8.
  23. Evan-Thomas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 105.
  24. Evan-Thomas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 105.
  25. Madden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 83.
  26. Madden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 83.
  27. Troubridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 78.
  28. Troubridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 78.
  29. "Changes and Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 8 January, 1912. Issue 39789, col B, p. 10.
  30. Beatty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 156.
  31. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 10 January, 1913. Issue 40105, col G, p. 11.
  32. De Chair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 259.
  33. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 28 May, 1914. Issue 40535, col B, p. 12.
  34. Hood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 114.
  35. Hood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 114.
  36. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 319.
  37. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 319.
  38. Martin-de-Bartolomé Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 208.
  39. Bartolomé Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 208.
  40. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  41. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  42. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 23 March, 1921. Issue 42676, col D, p. 12.
  43. Bentinck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 47.
  44. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 23 March, 1921. Issue 42676, col D, p. 12.
  45. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 272.
  46. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 272.
  47. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 250.
  48. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 16 April, 1925. Issue 43937, col E, p. 8.
  49. "Flag Appointment" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 1 May, 1925. Issue 43950, col E, p. 16.
  50. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 31 March, 1927. Issue 44544, col E, p. 7.
  51. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  52. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 16 September, 1929. Issue 45309, col C, p. 7.
  53. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 228.
  54. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 228.
  55. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 30 October, 1931. Issue 45967, col E, p. 22.
  56. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  57. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 17 September, 1934. Issue 46861, col C, p. 17.
  58. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  59. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 7 June, 1937. Issue 47704, col E, p. 10.
  60. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  61. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 1 May, 1939. Issue 48293, col C, p. 8.
  62. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.

Bibliography

  • Hamilton, C. I. (2003). "Expanding Naval Powers: Admiralty Private Secretaries and Private Offices, 1800-1945". War in History 10 (2): pp. 125–156.
  • 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.
  • Sainty, J. C. (1975). Admiralty Officials, 1660-1870. London: The Athlone Press. ISBN 0-485-17144-9.