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Royal Navy Admiralty Overseer - description please
« on: Thursday 08 March 18 05:58 GMT (UK) »
Have come across the term Admiralty Overseer in some RN officer records I have recently downloaded from NA.   Would appreciate a description of this position.  Would it be an appointment
towards the end of a RN career?

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Re: Royal Navy Admiralty Overseer - description please
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 March 18 09:21 GMT (UK) »
Not necessarily. These were individuals in the Admiralty's Construction Department and similar sent to factories making equipment for the Royal Navy to oversee the work and ensure it met the Navy's standards.  They would be experienced technical people so would mostly be longer serving people. Search http://www.naval-history.net/ for overseer.

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Re: Royal Navy Admiralty Overseer - description please
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 March 18 11:11 GMT (UK) »
Thanks MaxD for the information and link.  The person I am researching was a Fleet Engineer
sent to Newcastle on Tyne and was later in Portsmouth.  These appointments followed 25 years at
sea with RN circa 1891.
Boland   NSW, Australia
Gibbs   S.Aust. & Queensland
Jennings NSW, Australia
Page  Coventry UK, Queensland Aust.
Sellars (Sellard) Gloucestershire
Kirby  Lechlade, Gloucestershire
Hampshire  Stepney, Middlesex & Hampshire
Goddard,  Isle of Wight
Cushen, Isle of Wight
Keys,  Tyrone Ireland & NSW Australia

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Re: Royal Navy Admiralty Overseer - description please
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 March 18 11:37 GMT (UK) »
Makes total sense in view of his service and speciality.

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