Naval Secretariat

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Naval Secretariat
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Office overview
Formed1911
Dissolved1964
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom Government of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersLondon
England
Office executive
Parent OfficeDepartment of Admiralty

The Naval Secretariat was a subsidiary component of the Department of Admiralty created in 1911. The office was controlled and directed by the Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty until 1964.[1]

History

A Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty was established in 1800 following the appointment of the Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty.[2] In 1911 the private secretary's title was altered to Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty as head of new but small Naval Secretariat dealing with naval promotions and honours.[3] The secretariat continued until 1964 when it was abolished following the merger of the Department of Admiralty into an enlarged Ministry of Defence.

From 1911 until 1964 the secretariats civilian staff were supplied by the Admiralty Secretariat.[4]

Head of the Secretariat

Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty

References

  1. Hamilton, C. I. (2011). The Making of the Modern Admiralty: British Naval Policy-Making, 1805–1927. Cambridge, England.: Cambridge University Press. p. 291. ISBN 978-1-139-49654-4.
  2. Hamilton. p.291.
  3. Hamilton. p.291.
  4. Hamilton. p.291.