Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves

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Admiral Commanding, Coastguard and Reserves
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Preceded by:Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves
Abbrev:A.C.C.R.
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:Second Naval Lord (1903-04)
Second Sea Lord (1904-22)
Term:2-4 years
Created:May, 1903
First Holder:Admiral
Ernest Rice
Abolished:July, 1923
Final Holder:Vice-Admiral
Sir Morgan Singer
Deputy:Chief of Staff to Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
Superintend's:Coast Guard Service
Active:1903-1923
Succeeded by:Admiral Commanding, Reserves

The Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves was a senior Royal Navy appointment. In April 1903 the office of the Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves was abolished. In May 1903 the new office of admiral commanding coastguard and reserves was created for the superintendence over naval reserves and the coast guard. In April 1923 the joint responsibility post was abolished and replaced by a new single office holder responsible for naval reserves as the Admiral Commanding, Reserves.[1]

History

In April 1903 the office of the Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves was abolished. In May 1903 the new office of admiral commanding coastguard and reserves was created for the superintendence over naval reserves and the coast guard. In April 1923 his office along with his headquarters Coast Guard Office was abolished as responsibility for HM Coast Guard was divided between two other organisations the Board of Customs and Excise and the Board of Trade. The reserve element of the Royal Navy continued with the creation of a new office the Admiral Commanding, Reserves.[2]

Office Holders

Included:[3]

Duties

At various times his duties were:[4]

  • 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. 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.
  3. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Colin Mackie, pp.92-93, April 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  4. 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. Mackie, Colin. (April 2019). "Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Colin Mackie. Retrieved 7 July 2019.

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