Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

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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 early 1914 the R.N.V.R. was organised into six division comprising 47 companies, the strength on 1 January, 1914, being:[1]

Royal Naval Volunteers Establishment Strength
Officers 213 178
Honorary Officers 25
Petty officers and men 4,612 4,127
Permanent Staff:—
Officers
Petty officers and men

7
82

7
80

The divisional strength of the R.N.V.R. on 1 January, 1914, was:[2]

Division Establishment Strength
Bristol 413 377
Clyde 1,434 1,243
London 1,025 886
Mersey 719 691
Sussex 617 495
Tyneside 617 613

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Statement of the First Lord of the Admiralty Explanatory of the Navy Estimates, 1914-1915. p. 16.
  2. Statement of the First Lord of the Admiralty Explanatory of the Navy Estimates, 1914-1915. p. 17.