Naval Artillery and Torpedoes Division (Royal Navy)

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Naval Artillery and Torpedoes Division
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Agency overview
Formed 1918-1920
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction United Kingdom United Kingdom
Headquarters Admiralty, London
Agency executive
  • Director of Naval Artillery and Torpedoes Division
Parent agency Admiralty Naval Staff

The Naval Artillery and Torpedoes Division was a Directorate of the British Admiralty, Naval Staff that was created in June 1918 to decide weapons employment policy and also to develop weapon requirements. This division was also responsible for requirements for ship protection against weapons it existed until 1920 when its responsibilities were divided into two new directorates the Gunnery Division and the Torpedo Division.[1]

History[edit]

In June 1918 the new Naval Artillery and Torpedoes Division was established in-order to decide weapons employment policy and to develop weapon requirements for the Royal Navy. The division was additionally responsible for requirements for ship protection against weapons. In 1920 the division was split up into to new departments the Gunnery Division and the Torpedo Division. [2]

Directors[edit]

Post holders included:[3]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Friedman, Norman (2011). British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9781848320789. 
  2. ^ Friedman, Norman (2011). British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9781848320789. 
  3. ^ Mackie, Gordon. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Gordon Mackie, p.36. February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 

Sources[edit]

  • Friedman, Norman (2014). Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactic and Technology. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781473849709.
  • Mackie, Gordon. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Gordon Mackie, p.199. December 2017.
  • Smith, Gordon. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployments 1900-1914". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 8 August 2015.