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Latest revision as of 09:46, 29 July 2020

Chatham Gunnery School was instituted in 1908, when operations at Sheerness Gunnery School were relocated to Chatham.

First World War

The data suggest that Chatham was a sort of practical gunnery trade school tasked with providing the bulk of gunnery manpower for small and armed merchant craft with non-professional crews for their weapons. In this regard, it complemented rather than extended the scale of instruction at H.M.S. Excellent.

Numbers trained by Chatham
August, 1914 - August, 1918[1]
Lieuts. (G) 0
Officers R.N. for T.B.D.s 1
Other commissioned officers R.N. 0
R.N.A.S. officers 0
R.N.V.R. officers 78
R.N.R. officers 2289
Gunners [O.C.R. error?] 75
Gunners (T) 0
Gunners [O.C.R. error?] 0
Boatswains 1
Gunner's Mates 177
Gunlayer I. 61
Gunlayer II. 1064
Gunlayer III. 32
P.O. (G) 7
Seaman Gunners 3688
Rangetakers 186
Lieut. (G)'s Writers 13
Divers—Seamen 123
Divers—Artisan 32
A.B. 4134
D.A.M.S. Gunlayers
D.A.M.S. 2nd Hands
3729
Trawler Ratings 2917
D.F.C. 95
Ratings for Motor Boats 0
Ratings for Tank Corps 1214
Ratings for Machine Guns 0
Ratings for Air Service 393
Motor Mechanics 0
R.N.V.R. Seamen "otherwise included"
R.N.R. Seamen 1530
New Ships' Companies 63
E.R.A.s 0
Marine Recruits 683
Warrant Armourers 0
Chief Armourers 17
Armourers 20
Armourer's Mates 38
Armourer's Crew 455
Miscellaneous Officers and Men 4388

Captains

Dates of appointment given:

Footnotes

  1. Progress in Naval Gunnery, 1914-1918, pp. 21-22.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 354.
  3. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  4. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 1 March, 1910. Issue 39208, col E, p. 12.
  6. Keighly-Peach Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 345.
  7. Keighly-Peach Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 345.
  8. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 865.
  9. Townsend Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 98.
  10. "Chatham Gunnery School." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jan 25, 1921; pg. 4; Issue 42627.
  11. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  12. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 259.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 259.
  15. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 86.
  16. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 86.
  17. "Naval, Military, And Air Force." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 14, 1929; pg. 29; Issue 45151.
  18. "Naval, Military, And Air Force." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 14, 1929; pg. 29; Issue 45151.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 260.
  20. Dowding Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  21. Dowding Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 261.
  23. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Apr 01, 1935; pg. 22; Issue 47027.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 261.
  25. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 317.
  26. The Navy List. (December, 1941). p. 1442.
  27. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/121/204. f. ?.

Bibliography

  • Admiralty, Gunnery and Torpedo Division (July, 1919). Progress in Naval Gunnery, 1914-1918. C.B. 902. The National Archives. ADM 186/238.