Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves

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Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Preceded by:Chief of the Staff, Naval Reserves
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
Service Branch:Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
HQ:Coast Guard Office
Commands:H.M. Coastguard
Royal Naval Reserve
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Appointed by:First Lord of the Admiralty
Reports to:First Naval Lord
Term:2-4 years
Created:January 1875
First Holder:Vice-Admiral
Sir John Tarleton
Abolished:May 1903
Final Holder:Vice-Admiral
Sir Gerard H. U. Noel
Deputy:Deputy Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves
Superintend's:Coast Guard Service
Active:1875-1903
Succeeded by:Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves

The Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves was a senior Royal Navy appointment. In December 1874 the office of the Chief of the Staff, Naval Reserves was abolished. In January 1875 the new office of admiral-superintendent of naval reserves was created for the superintendence over naval reserves and the coast guard. In 1903 his office was replaced by the Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves .[1]

History

Following an Order in Council on 12 December, 1874, the former Chief of the Staff, Naval Reserves was to be replaced by an incoming Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves appointed to take charge of the Naval Reserve afloat and suoperintendence of the Coast Guard Office and HM Coastguard the order was enacted in January 1875.[2] The office holder was also given charge of Coastguard stations ashore, the Royal Naval Reserve, the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers, and the Seamen Pensioners' Reserve. In 1903 responsibility for the HM Coast Guard passed to the Admiralty on 21 May 1903 the office of Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves was established the first incumbent being Admiral Sir Ernest Rice. In March 1923 responsibility for the majority of the functions of the coast guard was passed to two other organisations the Board of Customs and Excise and the Board of Trade.[3]

Office Holders

Included:[4]

Duties

At various times his duties were:[5]

  • Co-operate with the Commissioners of Customs.
  • Co-operate with the Board of Trade.
  • Keep the district ships ready and efficient for mobilization and make arrangements for making up their sea-going complements.
  • Manage and supervise the Royal Naval Reserve.
  • Manage and supervise the Royal Naval Volunteers.
  • Manage and supervise the Seamen and Marine Pensioners' Reserve.
  • Organise official inspection visits to coast stations of the Coastguard, drill-ships and batteries of the Naval Reserve.
  • Promote below the rank of Chief Officer
  • Submit to the Board of Admiralty promotions to the rank of Chief Officer
  • Superintend H.M. Coastguard.
  • Visit mercantile training ships and arrange training if needed.

Footnotes

  1. Archives, The National (2019). "Records of the Coastguard 1816-1947". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Kew, England: National Archives of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves - The Dreadnought project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell, 3 November 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  3. Archives, The National. "Records of the Coastguard". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. National Archives UK, 1816-1947. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  4. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Colin Mackie, pp.92-93, April 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  5. Hamilton, Sir Richard Vesey (2009). "5". Naval Administration: The Constitution, Character, and Functions of the Board of Admiralty, and of the Civil Departments it Directs. Cornell University Library. pp. 101–104. ISBN 9781112534539.

Bibliography

  1. Archives, The National (2019). "Records of the Coastguard 1816-1947". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Kew, England: National Archives of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. Hamilton, Sir Richard Vesey (2009). "5". Naval Administration: The Constitution, Character, and Functions of the Board of Admiralty, and of the Civil Departments it Directs. Cornell University Library. ISBN 9781112534539.
  3. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell, 3 November 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  4. Mackie, Colin. (April 2019). "Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Colin Mackie. Retrieved 7 July 2019.