Naval Intelligence Department (Royal Navy)

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The Naval Intelligence Department was a department of the Admiralty

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History

The Department as founded was composed of two sections, each under an Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence. Section I under Captain Sydney M. Eardley Wilmot, absorbed the duties of the Foreign Intelligence Committee. Section II under Captain Reginald N. Custance was responsible for drawing up schemes of mobilisation.[1]

By February, 1900, a third Assistant Director was appointed to deal solely with mobilisation. There were now three divisions of the department, each under an Assistant Director. One division dealt with mobilisation, one with war orders, and one with foreign intelligence.[2] In 1902 a Trade Division under a fourth Assistant Director was added to consider the defence of British trade during War.[3] In 1905 a Coastal Defence Division was also added.[4]

Directors of Naval Intelligence

Dates of appointment given:

Assistant Directors of Naval Intelligence

Foreign Intelligence Division

War Division

Mobilisation Division

Trade Division

Coast Defence

  • Lieutenant-Colonel John F. Daniell, R.M.L.I., 1908.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert S. N. White, R.M.L.I., 1909.

Footnotes

  1. Allen. Origins of the Naval Intelligence Department. p. 73.
  2. Naval Staff. p. 40.
  3. Naval Staff. p. 42.
  4. Grimes. p. 285.
  5. Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 566.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. C.B. 3013. p. 121.
  7. Ottley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. p. 988.
  8. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 501.
  9. Ottley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 56.
  10. Vaughan-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 441.
  11. Haworth-Booth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 672.
  12. Inglefield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 698.
  13. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.

Bibliography

  • Allen, Matthew (February 1995). "The Foreign Intelligence Committee and the Origins of the Naval Intelligence Department of the Admiralty". The Mariner's Mirror 81 (1): pp. 65-78.
  • Template:BibUKNavalStaff

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