Royal Naval War College
Active1900–1914
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
TypeTraining
RoleWar College
Garrison/HQGreenwich, Devonport, Portsmouth
Commanders
Ceremonial chiefCommander Royal Naval War College

The Royal Naval War College was a training establishment for senior officers of the Royal Navy that existed from 1900 to 1914. It was based originally at Greenwich, then Plymouth, then Portsmouth, and then Greenwich again. Branch colleges were also based at Chatham and Plymouth prior to the First World War.

History

The college, which was established in 1900 and known as the War Course College until 1907, catered for flag officers, captains and commanders.[1] Its courses included training in tactical naval war games, strategic naval war games, studying and writing reports on various problems and lectures on various subjects.[1] The college's functions were transferred to the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1914.[2]

Commanders Royal Naval War College

Included:[3][4]

  • Rear-Admiral Henry J. May, 18 September 1900
  • Captain Edmond J. W. Slade, 13 May 1904 – 17 July 1904
  • Captain Edmond J. W. Slade, 19 August 1904 – 31 October 1907
  • Rear-Admiral Robert S. Lowry, 1 November 1907 – 26 November 1908
  • Rear-Admiral Lewis Bayly, 27 November 1908 – 23 February 1911
  • Vice-Admiral Sir Henry B. Jackson, 24 February 1911 – 28 January 1913
  • Vice-Admiral the Hon. Sir Alexander E. Bethell: February 1913-August 1914

Flag Captains Royal Naval War College

Include:[3]

  • Captain George P. W. Hope, 1 February 1908 – 24 March 1909
  • Captain Charles F. Thorp, 24 March 1909 – 1 December 1911
  • Captain Richard Webb, 2 April 1912 – 16 August 1913
  • Captain Charles E. Le Mesurier, 16 August 1913 – July, 1914

References

  1. ^ a b "War Colleges" (PDF). Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Royal Naval War College". Dreadnought Project. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Royal Naval War College - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley & Lovell, 27 December 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  4. ^ Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865: Director, Royal Navy War College" (PDF). gulabin.com. Colin Mackie, p.248. 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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