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The '''Director of Naval Ordnance''' was an officer of the [[Royal Navy]] responsible to the [[Board of Admiralty]] for the design and development of weapons for the Fleet.  Established on a temporary basis as the position of Director-General of Naval Ordnance in 1866, in 1886 it became the [[Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes]], reflecting the growing significance of the torpedo in the Navy.
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#REDIRECT [[Naval Ordnance Department (Royal Navy)]]
 
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In 1917 the Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes was divested of his responsibilities for torpedoes and mines, and the office became Director of Naval Ordnance again.
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==Directors==
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<div name=fredbot:office0 otitle="Director of Naval Ordnance" nat="UK">{{TenureListBegin|Director of Naval Ordnance}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{RearRN}}|name=Astley Cooper Key|nick=Astley C. Key|appt=3 September, 1866<ref>Key Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/36.}}  f. 743.</ref>|precBy=New Appointment|as=Director-General of Naval Ordnance}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Arthur William Acland Hood, First Baron Hood|nick=Arthur W. A. Hood|appt=12 July, 1869<ref>Hood Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/36.}}  f. 639.</ref>|as=Director-General of Naval Ordnance}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=Henry Boys|nick=Henry Boys|appt=18 May, 1874<ref>Boys Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/36.}}  f. 119.</ref>|as=Director-General of Naval Ordnance|end=4 June, 1878}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=Richard Vesey Hamilton|nick=Richard V. Hamilton|appt=5 June, 1878<ref>Hamilton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/36.}}  f. 390.</ref>|as=Director-General of Naval Ordnance}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=Frederick Anstruther Herbert|nick=Frederick A. Herbert|appt=6 March, 1880<ref>Herbert Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/36.}}  f. 617.</ref>|as=Director-General of Naval Ordnance}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Rear-Admiral|name=John Ommanney Hopkins|nick=John O. Hopkins|appt=6 April, 1883<ref>Hopkins Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/36.}}  f. 652.</ref>|as=Director-General of Naval Ordnance|succBy=[[Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes]]}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Frederic Charles Dreyer|nick=Frederic C. Dreyer|appt=1 March, 1917<ref>Dreyer Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}}  f. 156.</ref>|precBy=[[Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes]]}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Henry Ralph Crooke|nick=H. Ralph Crooke|appt=20 June, 1918<ref>Crooke Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}}  f. 36.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Roger Roland Charles Backhouse|nick=Roger R. C. Backhouse|appt=20 September, 1920<ref>Backhouse Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}}  f. 474.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Joseph Charles Walrond Henley|nick=Joseph C. W. Henley|appt=1 December, 1922<ref>Henley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45.}}  f. 44.</ref>}}
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{{TenureListEnd}}
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</div name=fredbot:office0>
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==Assistant Directors==
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<div name=fredbot:office1 otitle="Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance" nat="UK">{{TenureListBegin|Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Joseph Charles Walrond Henley|nick=Joseph C. W. Henley|appt=16 May, 1917<ref>Henley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45.}}  f. 44.</ref>|end=2 January, 1919<ref>Henley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45.}}  f. 44.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Francis Thomas Butler Tower|nick=Francis T. B. Tower|appt=18 August, 1924<ref>Tower Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50.}}  f. 205.</ref>|end=23 March, 1927<ref>Tower Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50.}}  f. 205.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Frederick Arthur Buckley|nick=Frederick A. Buckley|appt=20 April, 1928<ref>Buckley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/51.}}  f. 198.</ref>|end=13 October, 1930<ref>Buckley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/51.}}  f. 198.</ref>}}
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{{TenureListEnd}}
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</div name=fredbot:office1>
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==Deputy Directors==
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<div name=fredbot:office2 otitle="Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance" nat="UK">{{TenureListBegin|Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Cecil Vivian Usborne|nick=Cecil V. Usborne|appt=15 January, 1919{{NLJan21|p. 1822}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=George Thomas Carlisle Parker Swabey|nick=George T. C. P. Swabey|appt=1921<ref>"Vice-Admiral Sir Carlisle Swabey" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Monday, 11 February, 1952.  Issue '''52232''', col F, pg. 8.</ref>|end=1923<ref>"Vice-Admiral Sir Carlisle Swabey" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Monday, 11 February, 1952.  Issue '''52232''', col F, pg. 8.</ref>}}
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{{TenureListEnd}}
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</div name=fredbot:office2>
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[[Charles Arthur Robertson-Scott]] may have held this position.{{FC}}
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==See Also==
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*[[Instructions for the Director of Naval Ordnance]]
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{{refend}}
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==Footnotes==
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{{reflist}}
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==Bibliography==
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[[Category:Pages with Offices]]
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