Royal Corps of Naval Constructors

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The Royal Corps of Naval Constructors was the name given to the civilians responsible for the design of British warships and supervision of their construction in Royal Dockyards. Established by Order in Council of 23 August, 1883, the corps was headed by a Director of Naval Construction who was also the principal adviser on warship construction to the Board of Admiralty.

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.