Mercantile Movements Division (Royal Navy)

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A Convoy Section of the Naval Staff had been set up on 25 June, 1917 under Fleet Paymaster H. W. Eldon Manisty, who was given the title of Organising Manager of Convoys.[1] It was given accommodation on the Ground Floor of Admiralty House.[2]

According to the Staff History, the Convoy Section was constituted as the Mercantile Movements Division on 1 October under Captain Frederic A. Whitehead. It was now independent of the Trade Division.[3]

Directors of Mercantile Movements

Abbreviation: D.M.M.

Dates of appointment given:

Footnotes

  1. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 79.
  2. Black. The British Naval Staff. p. 183.
  3. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 89.
  4. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 122.
  5. Whitehead Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/453. f. 504.
  6. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/403. f. 445.
  7. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 123.
  8. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/403. f. 445.

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.
  • Black, Nicholas (2009). The British Naval Staff in the First World War. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press. ISBN 9781843834427.

See Also

  • George Henry Baird held a similar post as Director of Shipping Movements in the Mediterranean.