Naval Mobilisation Department

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Naval Mobilisation Department
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Department overview
Formed1909
Preceding Department
Dissolved1910
Superseding department
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersAdmiralty Building
Whitehall
London
Parent departmentDepartment of Admiralty

The Naval Mobilisation Department [1] was a former department of the British Admiralty initially from 1909 to 1910 when it was renamed the Mobilisation and Movements Department. [2] The department was responsible for plans, mobilisation of naval personnel and manning. [3]

History

In 1909 following organisational changes within the Naval Intelligence Department its Mobilisation and War Divisions [4] were merged to create a distinct Naval Mobilisation Department. The department existed only for a period of two years until the end of 1910 when the department was renamed the Mobilisation and Movements Department.

In Command

Directors of Naval Mobilisation

Assistant Directors

Heads of Manning Division, 1909-1910

Heads of War Division, 1909-1912

Footnotes

  1. Cobb, Stephen (Apr 8, 2016). Preparing for Blockade 1885-1914: Naval Contingency for Economic Warfare. Routledge. p. 35. ISBN 9781317076155.
  2. Jellicoe, Earl John Rushworth Jellicoe (1921). The Crisis of the Naval War. Library of Alexandria. p. 68. ISBN 9781465507914.
  3. Marder, Arthur (Jun 19, 2014). From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume I: The Road to War 1904-1914. Seaforth Publishing. p. 248. ISBN 9781848321625.
  4. Samuels, Martin (Nov 5, 2013). Command Or Control?: Command, Training and Tactics in the British and German Armies, 1888-1918. Routledge. p. 38. ISBN 9781135238421.
  5. Cobb, Stephen (Apr 8, 2016). Preparing for Blockade 1885-1914: Naval Contingency for Economic Warfare. Routledge. p. 37. ISBN 9781317076155.

Bibliography

  • CB1515(50) [later OU 6171/31] The Technical History and Index (Part 50): Mobilisation of the Fleet. Demobilisation Records, 1918-19, written by the Mobilisation Department of the Admiralty, January 1921.
  • Rodger. N.A.M., (1979) The Admiralty (offices of state), T. Dalton, Lavenham, ISBN 978-0900963940.
  • Hamilton C. I. (2011) The Making of the Modern Admiralty: British Naval Policy-Making, 1805–1927, Cambridge Military Histories, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-1139496544