Office of the Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves
Office of the Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves
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Preceded by Office of the Controller-General of the Coastguard
Country United Kingdom
Founded 1874
Abolished 1903
Headquarters London, England
Head Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves
Role Management of Naval Reserves & Coast Guard Stations
Affiliations Royal Navy
Parent Department Department of Admiralty
Succeeded by Office of Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves

The Office of the Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves was established in 1874 it was responsible for the Naval Reserve afloat of the HM Naval Service and Coast Guard Stations ashore it existed until 1903 when it was replaced by the Office of Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves. The Naval Reserves Office was administered by the Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves.

1) History

Before 1857 the HM Coast Guard was attached to the Customs Service for revenue duties, and was a Controller-General of the Coastguard. In January, 1869, Captain Willes was called to the Admiralty to assist the First Naval Lord in conducting the duties of the Coastguard and the Royal Naval Reserve, as well as to give general assistance in other matters, and, in October, 1870, was confirmed in office with the title of Chief of the Staff, Naval Reserves. The office of Chief of the Staff was continued but for a brief term, and, following an Order in Council of December 12, 1874, an Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves was appointed to take charge of the Naval Reserve afloat. He was also given charge of Coastguard stations ashore, the Royal Naval Reserve, the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers, and the Seamen Pensioners' Reserve. In 1903 the Office was replaced by the Office of Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves.

2) Head of Naval Reserves Office

2.1) Admiral-Superintendents of Naval Reserves

  1. Vice-Admiral Sir John W. Tarleton: January 1875-November 1876
  2. Vice-Admiral Augustus Phillimore: November 1876-December 1879
  3. Rear-Admiral Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh: November 1879-November 1882
  4. Rear-Admiral Sir Anthony H. Hoskins: November 1882-September 1885
  5. Vice-Admiral John K. E. Baird: September 1885-April 1888
  6. Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon: April 1888-April 1891
  7. Vice-Admiral Robert O'Brien FitzRoy: April 1891-April 1894
  8. Vice-Admiral Sir Edward H.Seymour: April 1894-May 1897
  9. Vice-Admiral Sir Compton E. Domvile: May 1897-May 1900
  10. Vice-Admiral Sir Gerard H. U. Noel: May 1900-May 1903

3) Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_Commanding,_Reserves
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