Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (U Boats and Trade)
|Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (U Boats and Trade)|
Ensign of the Royal Navy
|Department of Admiralty|
|Member of||Board of Admiralty|
|Reports to||Vice-Chief of Naval Staff|
|Nominator||First Lord of the Admiralty|
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed (typically 1–3 years)|
|Inaugural holder||Vice-Admiral Henry Ruthven Moore|
The Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (U Boats and Trade) was a senior British Royal Navy flag officer appointment. The post holder was part of the Admiralty Naval Staff and member of the Board of Admiralty from 1940 to 1945.
First created in July 1940 as a new post as part of the redefining of responsibilities of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff the post holder was a part of the Admiralty Naval Staff and member of the Board of Admiralty. The post holder was responsible for supervising the directors of a number of naval staff divisions specifically the Minesweeping Division and the Trade Division until 1945.
- Vice-Admiral Henry Ruthven Moore — (July 1940–October 1941)
- Vice-Admiral Edward L. S. King — (October 1941–December 1942)
- Rear-Admiral John H. Edelsten — (December 1942–October 1944)
- Rear-Admiral John George Lawrence Dundas — (October 1944–March 1945)
- Rear-Admiral John M. Mansfield — (March–September, 1945)
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