Director-General Supply and Secretariat Branch

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Office of the
Director-General Supply and Secretariat Branch
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationDGSSB
Reports toSecond Sea Lord
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorPaymaster Director-General
Formation1944
First holderRear-Admiral (S) Sir William Evelyn Hatten Jolly.
Final holderVice-Admiral (S) Sir Harry [Henry] Philpot Koelle
Abolished1959
SuccessionChief Naval Supply and Secretariat Officer


The Director-General Supply and Secretariat Branch was a senior Royal Navy appointment from 26 October, 1944 until 4 May 1959. The office holder administered the Supply and Secretariat Branch.

Office Holders

Included:

  1. Rear-Admiral (S) Sir William Evelyn Hatten Jolly, 26 October 1944 – 10 July 1945.[1]
  2. Acting Vice-Admiral (S) Sir Malcolm Giffard Stebbing Cull, 10 July, 1945 – 4 August 1948.[2]
  3. Acting Vice-Admiral (S) Sir (George) Harold Bankart, 4 August 1948 – 4 August 1951.
  4. Vice-Admiral (S) Sir William McBride, 4 August 1951 – 4 August 1954.
  5. Vice-Admiral (S) Sir Maurice Herbert Elliott, 4 August 1954 – 4 August 1957.
  6. Vice-Admiral (S) Sir Harry [Henry] Philpot Koelle, 4 August 1957 – 4 May 1959. ( became Chief Naval Supply and Secretariat Officer (CNSSO) till 1 December, 1959.

Footnotes

  1. Watson, Dr Graham (19 September 2015). "Royal Navy Organisation in World War 2, 1939-1945". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. Watson. 19 September 2015.