Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Created in 1903, the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve provided much of the manpower Britain required to crew the massive number of vessels required during the Great War. In particular, the crews of the many trawlers and drifters brought into service was enriched by many R.N.V.R. personnel.
In early 1914 the R.N.V.R. was organised into six regional divisions further comprising 47 companies, the overall strength of which on 1 January, 1914, were:
|Royal Naval Volunteers||Establishment||Strength|
|Petty officers and men||4,612||4,127|
Petty officers and men
The divisional strength of the R.N.V.R. on 1 January, 1914, was:
- Statement of the First Lord of the Admiralty Explanatory of the Navy Estimates, 1914-1915. p. 16.
- Statement of the First Lord of the Admiralty Explanatory of the Navy Estimates, 1914-1915. p. 17.
- The Navy List. (January, 1914). pp. 527-530. These data are technically as of 18 December, 1913.