Directorate of Naval Warfare

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Directorate of Naval Warfare
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Directorate overview
Formed23 January 1969
Preceding Directorate
Dissolved1992
Directorate executive
  • Director of Naval Warfare
Parent departmentNavy Department, Naval Staff

The Directorate of Naval Warfare was military staff directorate of the British Navy Department, Naval Staff created in January 1969 and lasted until 1992 . It was responsible for the development and application of current tactics and procedures in the relation to the Royal Navy. The department was administered by the Director of Naval Warfare.[1]

History

The directorate was originally founded as the Gunnery and Torpedo Division of the Admiralty Naval Staff in 1918. It underwent a number of name changes throughout its existence.[2] Prior to the creation of this directorate in January 1969 it was known as the Directorate of Surface Warfare (Naval),[3] before being renamed the Directorate of Naval Warfare. It was responsible for the development and application of current tactics and procedures in the relation to the Royal Navy and advising in the capacity and existed until 1992.[4]

In Command

Director of Naval Warfare

Deputy Director of Naval Warfare

  1. Captain Frank S. Hope: January 1969-May 1970 (previously Deputy Director Surface Warfare (Naval) from June 1968.)[5]
  2. Captain Michael L. Stacey: May 1970-1973.[6]
  3. Captain Antony L.L. Skinner: October 1973-December 1975.[7]

References

  1. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Senior Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin. Scotland.: C. Mackie. p. 36. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  2. Mackie. p.36.
  3. Admiralty, British, (Spring 1968). The Navy List. Navy Department, Naval Staff. H.M.S.O. p. 527.
  4. Mackie. p.36.
  5. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Senior Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin. Scotland.: C. Mackie. p. 37. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  6. Mackie. p.37.
  7. Mackie. p.37.