Torpedo Division

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Torpedo Division
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active(1920-1928)
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeDivision
Part ofAdmiralty Naval Staff
(1920—1928)
Garrison/HQAdmiralty
Whitehall
London, Great Britain

The Torpedo Division was a military staff directorate of the British Admiralty Naval Staff established in 1920, when the functions of the Gunnery and Torpedo Division was divided up into two separate divisions. It existed until 1928 when the it was absorbed into the Tactical Division.[1]

History

The Torpedo Division was created in 1920 when the role of the Gunnery and Torpedo Division of the Naval Staff was separated into two distinct divisions. Rear-Admiral Arthur Kipling Waistell assumed office on 6 April 1920 he remained in the post until April 1922 when he appointed Rear-Admiral (D), Commanding Destroyer Flotillas Atlantic Fleet.[2] It continued to operate until 1928 when it was amalgamated into the Tactical Division.[3]. The division was administered by the Director of the Torpedo Division who in turn was supported by a deputy director.

Director of the Torpedo Division

Included:[4]

  1. Rear-Admiral Arthur K. Waistell: April 1920-April 1922
  2. Captain Stanley L. Willis: April 1922-August 1924
  3. Captain Norton A. Sulivan: August 1924-July 1926
  4. Captain Cyril St.C. Cameron: July 1926-June 1928
  5. Captain Henry G. Thursfield: June-December 1928

Deputy Director of the Torpedo Division

Included:[5]

  1. Captain Gilbert O. Stephenson: April 1920-March 1921
  2. Captain Frederick E.E.G. Schreiber: March 1921-April 1922

References

  1. Friedman, Norman (2011). British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9781848320789.
  2. Parkinson, Jonathan (2018). The Royal Navy, China Station: 1864 - 1941: As seen through the lives of the Commanders in Chief. Leicester, United Kingdom: Troubador Publishing Ltd. p. 379. ISBN 9781788035217.
  3. Friedman, Norman (2011). British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9781848320789.
  4. Mackie, Colin (January 2020). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie. p. 43. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  5. Mackie, Colin (January 2020). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie. p. 43. Retrieved 9 February 2020.