Royal Naval Supply and Transport Service

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Royal Naval Supply and Transport Service
Flag of the Royal Naval Supply and Transport Service.png
Flag of the Royal Naval Supply and Transport Service (1984-1996)
Agency overview
Formed(1965-1994)
Preceding agency
Superseding department
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
HeadquartersLondon
Agency executive
  • Director General Supply and Transport (Naval)
Parent agencyDirectorate-General Supply and Transport (Naval)

The Royal Naval Supply and Transport Service, or RNSTS, was the civilian manned logistics service that supported the British Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), and was part of the Navy Department. It was formed in 1965 and was abolished in 1994, its role (excluding the Royal Fleet Auxiliary) being taken over by the Naval Bases and Supply Agency.[1]

History

The Royal Naval Supply and Transport Service (RNSTS) was a civilian manned logistics service that supported the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary. The RNSTS was responsible for the maintenance, distribution and clerical oversight of all forms of stores between depot and ship.[2] The service was formed on 1 January 1965 when the Directorates of Stores, Victualling, Armament Supply and Movements were merged into a single organisation.[3] In April 1994 the Royal Naval Supply and Transport Service was absorbed into the Naval Bases and Supply Agency as part of Naval Support Command.

The service was controlled and directed by through the Directorate-General Supply and Transport (Naval) which was its headquarters, it in turn reported to the Chief of Fleet Support, (previously Fourth Sea Lord on the Board of Admiralty).[4]

Responsibilities

The RNSTS was responsible for the maintenance, distribution and clerical oversight of all forms of stores between depot and ship and included:[5]

Head of Service

Director General Supply and Transport (Naval)

See also

Footnotes

  1. National Maritime Museum
  2. Puddefoot. pp.56-57.
  3. Puddefoot. pp.56-57.
  4. Puddefoot, Geoff (2010). Fourth Force: The Untold Story of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Since 1945. Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing. pp. 56–57. ISBN 9781848320468.
  5. Puddefoot. pp.56-57.

Bibliography

  1. Puddefoot, Geoff (2010). Fourth Force: The Untold Story of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Since 1945. Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781848320468.