Department of Dockyards and Maintenance

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Department of Dockyards and Maintenance
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Department overview
Formed1968
Preceding Department
Dissolved1969
Superseding department
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersLondon, England
Department executive
  • Director-General of Dockyards and Maintenance
    (1964-1969)
Parent DepartmentNavy Department
(1964-1968)

The Department of Dockyards and Maintenance, and previously known as the Department of Dockyards and Fleet Maintenance was the Navy Department, department responsible for administration of Royal Navy Dockyards, the building of ships, the maintenance and repair of ships at dockyards and factories, and the supervision of all civil dockyard personnel. It existed from 1964 until 1969 when it was replaced by the Dockyard Department a subordinate unit of the Chief of Fleet Support.

History

From 1885 until 1957 responsibly for the management of Royal Navy Dockyards lay with the Department of the Director of Dockyards. in 1958 that department was replaced by the Department of Dockyards and Fleet Maintenance under the control of a Director-General of Dockyards and Maintenance until 1964. Following the merger of the Department of Admiralty into a new and much larger Ministry of Defence it came under the control of the Navy Department, it was again renamed as the Department of Dockyards and Maintenance until 1968. In 1969, overall responsibility for dockyards changed, and now came under the control of a new Chief Executive, Royal Dockyards he was head of the Royal Dockyards Management Boardthe board was part of the Chief of Fleet Supports Department. A the end of 1969 this department was renamed to the Dockyard Department.

Head of Department

Director-General of Dockyards and Maintenance

Timeline

  • Navy Board, Surveyor of the Navy, Dockyard Commissioners, 1546-1832
  • Board of Admiralty, Surveyor of the Navy, Dockyard Branch, 1832-1860
  • Board of Admiralty, Department of the Surveyor of Dockyards, 1872-1885
  • Board of Admiralty, Department of the Director of Dockyards, 1885-1958
  • Board of Admiralty, Department of Dockyards and Fleet Maintenance, 1958-1964
  • Ministry of Defence, Navy Department, Department of Dockyards and Maintenance, 1964-1968
  • Ministry of Defence, Navy Department, Chief of Fleet Support Department, Royal Dockyards Management Board, Dockyard Department 1969-1971