Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance

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Office of the Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance
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Department of Admiralty, Navy Department
Reports toDirector of Naval Ordnance
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral Richard B. Farquhar
Formation1907-1968

The Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance (CINO) was a senior Royal Navy appointment first established in November, 1907. The office holder was part of the Naval Ordnance Department and reported to the Director of Naval Ordnance.[1] In 1922 he was given his own department.

History

By stages from 1908 the Admiralty also took over responsibility from the War Office for inspecting naval ordnance when a Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance was appointed.[2] The Royal Ordnance Factories, under the control of the War Office, continued, however, to manufacture naval ordnance though a large proportion, including most of the heaviest guns, was let to private contract.[3] In 1922 he was given his own department, the Naval Ordnance Inspection Department (1922–1968).

Office Holders

Incomplete list of post holders included:[4]

  1. Rear-Admiral Richard B. Farquhar, 12 November, 1907 – 12 January, 1911.
  2. Rear-Admiral Francis G. Eyre, 12 January, 1911. – 9 July, 1914.
  3. Acting Commander John A. Duncan, 4 July, 1914 – March, 1922
  4. Acting Commander Llewellyn E. H. Llewellyn, March, 1922 – 1 November, 1927.
  5. Captain Eustace Ruffel Drake Long, 1 March, 1936 – 16 June, 1941.[5]
  6. Captain Hugh Philip Middleton, 16 June, 1941 – July, 1945.[6]
  7. Captain Steuart Arnold Pears, 19 March, 1947 – 23 February, 1953.[7]

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (18 April 2019). "Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  2. "Records of Naval Ordnance Departments and Establishments". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. National Archives UK. 1736–1974. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  3. Archives, UK, National. (1736-1974). Records of Naval Ordnance Departments and Establishments.
  4. Harley and Lovell.
  5. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945: L". www.unithistories.com. unithistories. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  6. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945: L". www.unithistories.com. unithistories. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  7. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945: P". www.unithistories.com. unithistories. Retrieved 29 January 2020.

Attribution

This article includes copied content from this source: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C713, Records of Naval Ordnance Departments and Establishments, tht is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0.