Naval Stores Department

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Naval Stores Department
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Agency overview
Formed1869
Preceding agency
Dissolved1876
Superseding department
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersAdmiralty
London
Agency executive
  • Superintendent of Naval Stores
Parent departmentDepartment of Admiralty (1869-1876)

The Naval Stores Department [1] was initially a subsidiary department of the British Department of Admiralty responsible for managing and maintaining naval stores and the issuing of materials at naval dockyards and establishments for the building, fitting and repairing of Royal Navy warships from 1869 to 1876 when it was renamed as the Department of the Director of Naval Stores.

History

The Naval Stores Department was first established in April 1869 initially and was initially placed under the control of a Superintendent of Naval Stores as head of the department, He assumed the former store keeping and distribution duties previously administered by the Department of the Storekeeper-General of the Navy whose post was abolished following a re organisation within the Admiralty.[2] In 1876 the title of Superintendent of Stores was renamed as to the Director of Naval Stores as head of the new Department of the Director of Naval Stores.

The Naval Stores Department was responsible for the storing and provisioning of materiel stores for the Royal Navy, and for supplying all naval establishments and yards at both home and abroad including all foreign stations. It managed the stores for the Department of the Director of Dockyards, the Department of the Director of Naval Construction and the Naval Ordnance Department including all Royal Naval Colleges and Royal Naval Engineering Colleges. This department was overseen by the Third Sea Lord.[3]

Heads of Department

Superintendents of Naval Stores

  • Mr. Nelson Girdlestone, 13 April 1869 – 23 January 1872 [4]
  • Mr. Coghlan McLean Hardy, 23 January 1872– 1876 [5]

Timeline

References

  1. puddefoot, Geoff (2010). Ready For Anything: The Royal Fleet Auxiliary 1905-1950. Seaforth Publishing. p. 64. ISBN 9781848320741.
  2. Government, H.M. (1888). The Navy List. H.M. Stationery Office. p. 301.
  3. Hamilton, Sir Vesey (1896). "IV". The Constitution, Character and Functions of the Board of Admiralty and the Civil Departments it Directs. George Bell and Sons. ISBN 9781150465000.
  4. al.], Wm. Laird Clowes ; assisted by Sir Clements Markham ... [et (1997). The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the death of Queen Victoria. Vol.7 (REPR. d. Ausg. 1903 ed.). London: Chatham. p. 4. ISBN 9781861760166.
  5. Smith, Gordon. "Clowes, Chapter 46, Vol VII of The Royal Navy, 1895-1900". naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 12 October 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2017.

Sources

  • Hamilton, Sir Vesey (1896). "IV". The Constitution, Character and Functions of the Board of Admiralty and the Civil Departments it Directs. George Bell and Sons. ISBN 9781150465000.
  • Puddefoot, Geoff (2010). Ready For Anything: The Royal Fleet Auxiliary 1905–1950. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781848320741.
  • Rodger, N.A.M. (1979). The Admiralty. Offices of State. Lavenham: T. Dalton. ISBN 0900963948.