Catalogue description Admiralty: Naval Construction Department, later Ship Department, Naval Construction Division: Reports

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Details of ADM 281
Reference: ADM 281
Title: Admiralty: Naval Construction Department, later Ship Department, Naval Construction Division: Reports
Description:

Progress and other reports produced or received by the department and concerning various aspects of warship design and construction. There are also reports of visits to other countries to investigate their naval construction methods.

Date: 1883-1989
Arrangement:

The arrangement of this series is chronological, within each accession.

Related material:

Other DNC reports are in ADM 213

For related laboratory reports see ADM 257

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Board of Admiralty, Directorate of Naval Construction, 1913-1958

Board of Admiralty, Ship Department, Naval Construction Division, 1959-1964

Physical description: 332 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1986

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Director of Naval Construction (DNC), who was under the Controller of the Navy, was concerned with the field of warship construction and design. He was also responsible for the Admiralty Experiment Works at Haslar and the Naval Construction Research Establishment at Rosyth.
In 1959 the Department became the Naval Construction Division of the Ship Department under the Director General of Ships.

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