Director of Naval Construction (Royal Navy)

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The Director of Naval Construction (often shortened to D.N.C.) was the principal officer responsible to the Board of Admiralty for the design and construction of the warships of the Royal Navy. From 1883 onwards he was also head of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors, the naval architects who staffed his department. D.N.C.'s modern equivalent is Director Ships in the Defence Equipment and Support organisation of the Ministry of Defence.


See Also



  • Brown, D. K. (1984). A Century of Naval Construction: The History of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors, 1883-1983. London: Conway Maritime Press Ltd. ISBN 085177282X.