Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

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The Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (D.C.N.S.) was a position on the Naval Staff instituted in 1917 on the Board of Admiralty.


Vice-Admiral (Acting) Henry F. Oliver, the Chief of the Admiralty War Staff, was appointed Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff on 31 May, 1917.[1]

Deputy Chiefs of the Naval Staff, 1917-1924


  1. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 319.