Royal Naval War College
Royal Naval War College
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Preceded by None
Country United Kingdom
Founded 1900
Abolished 1914
Headquarters Greenwich, Plymouth, Portsmouth
Head President of the College
Role Senior Officer Training
Affiliations Royal Navy
Parent Department navy-department-mod
Succeeded by Britannia Royal Naval College

The Royal Naval War College was a training establishment for senior naval officers 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 it existed from 1900 to 1914.

1) History

The college, which was established in 1900 and known as the War Course College until 1907, catered for flag officers, captains and commanders. 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. The college's functions were transferred to the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1914.

2) Key Officials

2.1) Commander Royal Naval War College

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

2.1.1) Flag Captain Royal Naval War College

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

3) Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Naval_War_College
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