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


  1. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 319.
  2. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. C.B. 3013. [Naval Staff.] p. 122.
  3. "The Admiralty Board" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 12 January, 1918. Issue 41685, col B, pg. 6.
  4. Naval Staff. p. 123.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.