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The Royal Navy's '''Training Service''' was instituted in mid-1914.
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At any one time during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the [[Royal Navy]] had thousands of boys under training. Until 1905 training was exclusively conducted in stationary training ships located around the British Isles. On 18 September 1889 Captain [[Robert Hastings Harris|Robert H. Harris]] was appointed the first '''Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships''', as well as commanding one of the training ships. Captain [[Edmund Radcliffe Pears|Edmund R. Pears]] was appointed as Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Establishments on 21 December 1911, and on 5 April 1913 became '''Commodore (T.S.)''', as '''{{Com2RN}} in Charge of the Boys' Training Service'''. Rear-Admiral [[Dudley Rawson Stratford de Chair|Dudley R. S. de Chair]] was appointed as '''Admiral of the Training Service''' on 30 June 1914.
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==Boys' Training Ships==
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===Devonport===
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*[[H.M.S. Impregnable (Training Ship)|''Impregnable'']], 1862 - 1929.
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Captains:
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*Captain [[Robert Hastings Harris|Robert H. Harris]], 18 September, 1889.<ref>''The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th March, 1891''.  p. 229.</ref>
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*''Lion'', 1871 - 1905.
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Consisted of H.M. Ships ''Implacable'' and ''Lion''.
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Captains:
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*Commander [[William Llewellyn Morrison|William L. Morrison]], 1 September, 1888.<ref>''The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th March, 1891''.  p. 233.</ref>
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*Captain [[Thomas Young Greet|Thomas Y. Greet]], 1 January, 1896.<ref>Greet service record. {{TNA|ADM 196/38/478.}}</ref>
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===Falmouth===
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''Ganges'', 1865 - 1899.
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Captains:
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*Commander [[Randolph Frank Ollive Foote|Randolph F. O. Foote]], 10 September, 1889.<ref>''The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th March, 1891''.  p. 221.</ref>
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===Portland===
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*''Boscawen''
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Comprising ''Boscawen'' (late ''Trafalgar''), 1873 - 1905, ''Boscawen II'' (until ''Minotaur''), ''Boscawen III''' (until 1904 ''Agincourt'').
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Captains:
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*Commander [[George Anson Primrose|George A. Primrose]], 1 January, 1890.<ref>''The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th March, 1891''.  p. 205.</ref>
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===Portsmouth===
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*''St. Vincent'', 1862 - 1906.
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===Harwich===
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*[[H.M.S. Ganges (Boys' Training Establishment)|''Ganges'']], 1899 - 1905.
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===Queensferry===
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*''Caledonia'', (late ''Impregnable'') 1891 - 1906.
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===Queenstown===
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*''Black Prince'', 1896 - 1910 (renamed ''Emerald'' in March, 1904<ref>Colledge; Warlow. ''Ships of the Royal Navy''. p. 40.</ref>).
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==Inspecting Captains==
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Dates of appointment given:
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Robert Hastings Harris|nick=Robert H. Harris|appt=18 September, 1889{{NLMar91|p. 229}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Day Hort Bosanquet|nick=Day H. Bosanquet|appt=1 April, 1893<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 15 March, 1893.  Issue '''33899''', col F, p. 10.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{RearRN}}|name=Pelham Aldrich|nick=Pelham Aldrich|appt=27 April, 1896<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 29 April, 1896.  Issue '''34877''', col B, p. 12.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Arthur Charles Burgoyne Bromley|nick=Arthur C. B. Bromley|appt=23 January, 1899<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 24 January, 1899.  Issue '''35734''', col A, p. 7.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=Edward Harpur Gamble|nick=Edward H. Gamble|appt=20 November, 1901<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Monday, 11 November, 1901.  Issue '''36609''', col D, p. 10.</ref><ref>Gamble Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/18.}} f. 47.</ref>|end=11 May, 1904<ref>Gamble Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/18.}} f. 47.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Robert Archibald James Montgomerie|nick=Robert A. J. Montgomerie|appt=12 May, 1904<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 13 May, 1904.  Issue '''37393''', col D, p. 11.</ref><ref>Montgomerie Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39.}}  f. 931.</ref>|end=9 July, 1905<ref>Montgomerie Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39.}}  f. 931.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=Cecil Burney, First Baronet|nick=Cecil Burney|appt=10 July, 1905<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 28 June, 1905.  Issue '''37745''', col F, p. 12.</ref>|end=4 November, 1907<ref>Burney Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/38.}} f. 84/180.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=George Edwin Patey|nick=George E. Patey|appt=4 November, 1907{{NLOct08|p. 330}}<ref>Patey Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39.}}  f. 1009.</ref>|end=8 February, 1909<ref>Patey Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39.}}  f. 1009.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Herbert Whitmore Savory|nick=Herbert W. Savory|appt=4 February, 1909<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 5 February, 1909.  Issue '''38875''', col B, p. 7.</ref>|ass=8 February, 1909<ref>Date his predecessor left.  Patey Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39.}}  f. 1009.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=John Michael de Robeck, First Baronet|nick=John M. de Robeck|appt=15 February, 1911<ref>"Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 11 January, 1911.  Issue '''39496''', col B, p. 8.</ref>|end=21 December, 1911<ref>de Robeck service record. {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}} f. 128.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Edmund Radcliffe Pears|nick=Edmund R. Pears|appt=21 December, 1911<ref>Pears service record. {{TNA|ADM 196/42/71.}}</ref>|end=5 July, 1913|as=Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Establishments|succBy=Commodore 2nd Class in Charge of the Boys' Training Service}}
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==Admirals of the Training Service==
 
==Admirals of the Training Service==
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{{Tenure|rank={{RearRN}}|name=Dudley Rawson Stratford de Chair|nick=Dudley R. S. de Chair|appt=29 June, 1914<ref>"News in Brief" (News in Brief).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 30 June, 1914.  Issue '''40563''', col C, p. 14.</ref>|precBy=New Appointment}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=Edmund Radcliffe Pears|nick=Edmund R. Pears|appt=5 April, 1913<ref>Pears service record. {{TNA|ADM 196/42/71.}}</ref>|as=In Charge of Boys' Training Service<ref>''The Navy List, for May, 1914, Corrected to the 18th April, 1914''. p. 90.</ref>|precBy=Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Establishments}}
{{Tenure|rank={{RearRN}}|name=Cecil Frederick Dampier|nick=Cecil F. Dampier|appt=1 January, 1915<ref>Dampier Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 497.</ref>|note=temporary}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=Dudley Rawson Stratford de Chair|nick=Dudley R. S. de Chair|appt=29 June, 1914<ref>"News in Brief" (News in Brief).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 30 June, 1914.  Issue '''40563''', col C, p. 14.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank={{RearRN}}|name=Cecil Spencer Hickley|nick=Cecil S. Hickley|appt=9 April, 1919<ref>Hickley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 330.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=Cecil Frederick Dampier|nick=Cecil F. Dampier|appt=1 January, 1915<ref>Dampier Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 497.</ref>|note=temporary}}
{{Tenure|rank={{RearRN}}|name=Victor Albert Stanley|nick=Victor A. Stanley|appt=1 April, 1920<ref>Stanley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 205.</ref>|succBy=Position Abolished|end=1 June, 1922<ref>Stanley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/88.}}  f. 93.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=Cecil Spencer Hickley|nick=Cecil S. Hickley|appt=9 April, 1919<ref>Hickley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 330.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=Victor Albert Stanley|nick=Victor A. Stanley|appt=1 April, 1920<ref>Stanley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 205.</ref>|succBy=Position Abolished|end=1 June, 1922<ref>Stanley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/88.}}  f. 93.</ref>}}
 
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Revision as of 16:11, 20 March 2017

At any one time during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the Royal Navy had thousands of boys under training. Until 1905 training was exclusively conducted in stationary training ships located around the British Isles. On 18 September 1889 Captain Robert H. Harris was appointed the first Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships, as well as commanding one of the training ships. Captain Edmund R. Pears was appointed as Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Establishments on 21 December 1911, and on 5 April 1913 became Commodore (T.S.), as Commodore, Second Class in Charge of the Boys' Training Service. Rear-Admiral Dudley R. S. de Chair was appointed as Admiral of the Training Service on 30 June 1914.

Boys' Training Ships

Devonport

Captains:

  • Lion, 1871 - 1905.

Consisted of H.M. Ships Implacable and Lion.

Captains:

Falmouth

Ganges, 1865 - 1899.

Captains:

Portland

  • Boscawen

Comprising Boscawen (late Trafalgar), 1873 - 1905, Boscawen II (until Minotaur), Boscawen III' (until 1904 Agincourt).

Captains:

Portsmouth

  • St. Vincent, 1862 - 1906.

Harwich

Queensferry

  • Caledonia, (late Impregnable) 1891 - 1906.

Queenstown

  • Black Prince, 1896 - 1910 (renamed Emerald in March, 1904[6]).

Inspecting Captains

Dates of appointment given:

Admirals of the Training Service

Dates of appointment given:

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th March, 1891. p. 229.
  2. The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th March, 1891. p. 233.
  3. Greet service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/478.
  4. The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th March, 1891. p. 221.
  5. The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th March, 1891. p. 205.
  6. Colledge; Warlow. Ships of the Royal Navy. p. 40.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 229.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 15 March, 1893. Issue 33899, col F, p. 10.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 April, 1896. Issue 34877, col B, p. 12.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 24 January, 1899. Issue 35734, col A, p. 7.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 11 November, 1901. Issue 36609, col D, p. 10.
  12. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  13. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 13 May, 1904. Issue 37393, col D, p. 11.
  15. Montgomerie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 931.
  16. Montgomerie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 931.
  17. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 28 June, 1905. Issue 37745, col F, p. 12.
  18. Burney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 84/180.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 330.
  20. Patey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1009.
  21. Patey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1009.
  22. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 5 February, 1909. Issue 38875, col B, p. 7.
  23. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 11 January, 1911. Issue 39496, col B, p. 8.
  24. de Robeck service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 128.
  25. Pears service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/71.
  26. Pears service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/71.
  27. "News in Brief" (News in Brief). The Times. Tuesday, 30 June, 1914. Issue 40563, col C, p. 14.
  28. Dampier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 497.
  29. Hickley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 330.
  30. Stanley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 205.
  31. Stanley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 93.

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