Assistant Controller of the Navy

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Assistant Controller was a title given to Director of Naval Construction William Henry White in December, 1885. The Assistant Controller was responsible to the Controller of the Navy and the Board of Admiralty for the construction and design of Royal Navy warships, and acted for the Controller on ordnance and torpedo matters in the latter's absence.[1] The Engineer-in-Chief reported to him.[2]


  1. Hamilton. Naval Administration. p. 68.
  2. Brown. Warrior to Dreadnought. p. 124.


  • Brown, David K, RCNC (2003). Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Development 1860 — 1905. London: Chatham Publishing. (on and
  • Hamilton, Admiral Sir R. (1896). Naval Administration: The Constitution, Character and Functions of the Board of Admiralty, and of the Civil Departments it Directs. London: George Bell and Sons.