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  Second Sea Lord - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Second Sea Lord is one of the senior admirals of the Royal Navy.
The Second Sea Lord was formerly the second most senior naval member of the Board of Admiralty, but is now considered to be junior to both the First Sea Lord and the Commander-in-Chief Fleet.
The Second Sea Lord is the senior officer responsible for personnel in the Royal Navy and is currently also Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command, and is known by the abbreviations 2SL/CNH or CINCNAVHOME.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_Sea_Lord   (195 words)

 First Sea Lord - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The First Sea Lord is the professional head of the British Royal Navy.
Prior to 1809 naval officers had occasionally served as First Lord of the Admiralty, or president of the Board of Admiralty.
The title of First Sea Lord was first given to the senior naval officer on the Board of Admiralty in 1828.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_Sea_Lord   (229 words)

 Admiralty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The office of Lord High Admiral passed a number of times in and out of commission until 1709, after which the office was almost permanently in commission (the last Lord High Admiral being the future King William IV in the early 19th century).
The Lords Commissioners were always a mixture of admirals, known as Naval Lords or Sea Lords, and civilian lords, normally politicians.
After 1806, the First Lord of the Admiralty was always a civilian, while the professional head of the navy came to be (and is still today) known as the First Sea Lord.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Admiralty   (1108 words)

 Encyclopedia: First Sea Lord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Admiral Sir Alan West, GCB, DSC, ADC (born 1948) is the First Sea Lord, the professional head of the Royal Navy.
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Leach (born 1923) is a former First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy Sir Henry Leach was First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff between 1979 and 1982.
The Fifth Sea Lord was one of the senior positions in the Royal Navy During the First World War, is was one of four additional Sea Lords created during the war to manage the navy.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/First-Sea-Lord   (1841 words)

 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - The Grand Fleet
At the height of the July Crisis the commander of the core of Britain's Royal Navy - the vast Home Fleet - Sir George Callaghan, was instructed to move the fleet to its wartime port at Scapa Flow in the Orkneys.
Both Winston Churchill, the First Lord of the Admiralty, and Admiral John Fisher, the returning First Sea Lord, believed Callaghan ill-suited to the coming task of overseeing the direction of the single most potent weapon of war of any nation.
During his earlier term as First Sea Lord Fisher had overseen the development of the mammoth dreadnought class of battleship (the first of which, HMS Dreadnought, entered service in December 1906).
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/grandfleet.htm   (536 words)

 Minister of State for the Armed Forces and the First Sea Lord
First, it is important to stress that UK forces have not encountered a humanitarian crisis in their area of operations.
This isn’t the first regime that has suppressed and ruled by savagery and fear, and this isn’t the first time that the euphoria of liberation is mixed with anger and revenge.
You will notice this is the first time I have appeared at a press conference and that actually we have had the Chief of the Air Staff last week, and the Chief of the General Staff the week before, as well as the Chief of Defence Staff.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/iraq/2003/iraq-030411-uk-mod02.htm   (6124 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - John Fisher
Admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher (1841-1920), often referred to as the greatest Royal Navy Admiral since Nelson, returned to office as First Sea Lord for a short period before his dramatic resignation over the conduct of the Gallipoli affair led to Winston Churchill's banishment to the political wilderness.
Following a five year stint as the director of naval ordnance and torpedoes, Fisher was appointed in February 1892 to the Admiralty board as Third Sea Lord and controller of the navy.
Persuaded out of retirement by Churchill with war underway against Germany, Fisher replaced Prince Louis of Battenberg as First Sea Lord, a man whom Fisher admired and who had been hounded from office largely by the press for his Germanic background.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/fisher.htm   (736 words)

 A War of Combinations: First Lord of the Admiralty and First Sea Lord - The Churchill Centre
Between 1902 and 1914 the Royal Navy faced two crises of immense proportions: the first was an internal struggle between Fisher and his opponent, Admiral Lord Charles Beresford; the second was the internal reorganization and financial reordering to build a fleet sufficient to deal with any threat that the Kaiser might set to sea.
Fisher’s failing was to exaggerate, to err—as Lord Selborne, a first Lord of the Admiralty, explained to Lord Curzon in 1901.
But Lord Kerr was keen to caution Selborne that from Fisher’s new position as Second Sea Lord, he would be next in line by seniority and position to become First Sea Lord.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=628   (3178 words)

 Mobilisation of the Royal Navy - Responsibility
It was the First Sea Lord, Admiral Prince Louis of Battenberg, who made the decision to delay the dispersion of the fleet and the demobilisation of the Reserves, NOT Churchill.
Based on Manchester's quote of the first sea lord's communique, his orders were directed to the First Fleet, and that it should not leave port.
The first sea lord might have issued a limited set of orders, although from sometime aruound noon of August 2nd, it would appear that WSC was in touch with the Admiralty and shortly afterwards back in his office.
www.gwpda.org /naval/mobrn01.htm   (1235 words)

 United Kingdom: Lord High Admiral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Back when the first lord of the Admiralty was a senior member of the cabinet, the flag was used by the Admiralty Board, to which the powers of lord high admiral had been delegated by the crown.
As a result, the position of Lord High Admiral was taken out of commission, and now inheres in the Queen, who therefore flew the Admiralty flag on her yacht HMS Britannia when it was still in commission.
The First Sea Lord, or 1SL, is a collateral title of the Chief of Naval Staff, the uniformed head of the Royal Navy.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-lha.html   (1093 words)

 Reader's Companion to Military History - - Fisher, John Arbuthnot "Jackie"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Jackie Fisher, first Baron Fisher of Kilverstone, was born in Ceylon, the son of an English planter.
As first sea lord, Fisher changed the management of the dockyards, the manning system, gunnery training, the warship reserve, and the distribution of the fleet.
Fisher's efforts to implement his radical strategy were defeated, but not before he had secured the construction of large numbers of battle cruisers and submarines, fostered the development of improved gunnery matériel and oil propulsion, and influenced the strategic thinking of many senior officials, including that of Winston Churchill.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/mil/html/mh_018000_fisherjohnar.htm   (495 words)

 Why We Go to War - Jacky Fisher
British admiral and first sea lord whose reforms between 1904 and 1910 ensured the dominance of the Royal Navy during World War I. Fisher entered the navy at age 13.
Fisher held the post of director of naval ordnance and torpedoes for five years and was appointed to the Admiralty board as third sea lord and controller of the navy in 1892; in this post he was responsible for the material efficiency of the fleet.
During his tenure as first sea lord Fisher executed changes in the organization of the fleet, the administration of dockyards, ship construction, the development of submarines, the conversion of the navy's ships from the use of coal to that of oil, and gunnery development.
faculty.virginia.edu /setear/courses/howweget/fish.htm   (494 words)

 Fisher, John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He was director of ordnance and torpedoes at the admiralty (1886-90), third sea lord and controller of the navy (1892-97), and commander in chief of the Mediterranean fleet (1899-1902).
As second sea lord (1902-3) he reorganized and improved the method of training naval officers.
Created a baron in 1909, Fisher resigned as first sea lord in 1910 but returned to that position after the outbreak (1914) of World War I. He advocated an amphibious strike against Germany in the Baltic but opposed the Dardanelles expedition and resigned (1915) because of it.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/F/FisherJ1A1.asp   (271 words)

 1914: Action This Day - The Churchill Centre
On 26 July Churchill and the First Sea Lord, Prince Louis Battenberg, cancelled the demobilization of the Third Fleet.
In the face of opposition from many admirals including Sir John Jellicoe, the First Lord named Jellicoe to replace Sir George Callaghan as Commander-in- Chief of the Home Fleet on the grounds that the 62-year old Callaghan was not up to the impending challenge.
Churchill, as First Lord of the Admiralty, was now a cabinet colleague and fellow member, in the Other Club, of the War Minister, Lord Kitchener.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=180   (1490 words)

 History of the 1921 Project
Lord Fisher was First Sea Lord from 1904 to 1910, and had as great an influence on the Royal Navy in those six years as any man in history.
Fisher was a firm believer in two things, the first being that speed was as good a form of protection as armor.
They were the first large cruisers to steam at 25 knots, they had the highest horsepower of any vessels yet built, and they had the highest freeboard of any existing warships.
www.bobhenneman.info /Invinciblehistory.htm   (890 words)

 GNN - Government News Network
The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Alan West, is to open the 'Trafalgar Garden' at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show on Monday 4 July, as part of the year-long celebration of the sea.
Following this, the largest and most celebrated sea battle in history, Britain truly 'ruled the waves' as the famous anthem goes, and Her Walls of Oak, as the wooden hulled ships of the Royal Navy were called, dominated the seas for over a century.
The First Sea Lord commented: "red roots have done a magnificent job here capturing the power and excitement of the oceans whilst recreating the formations at the Battle of Trafalgar and I have no doubt that this garden will appeal to people of all ages."
www.gnn.gov.uk /Content/Detail.asp?ReleaseID=162043&NewsAreaID=2   (481 words)

 First Sea Lord: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The First Sea Lord is the senior admiral (The supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral) and professional head of the British (The people of Great Britain) Royal Navy (additional info and facts about Royal Navy).
The current First Sea Lord is Admiral Sir Alan West (additional info and facts about Alan West) (appointed 2002)
Prior to 1809 naval officers had occasionally served as First Lord of the Admiralty (additional info and facts about First Lord of the Admiralty), or president of the Board of Admiralty (additional info and facts about Board of Admiralty).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fi/first_sea_lord.htm   (207 words)

 WHAT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the South Atlantic two ships and an RFA tanker are at sea on patrol and, in the Gulf, the Armilla patrol, now in its 18th year continues to be conducted to reassure British flagged shipping and demonstrate UK's commitment to this region of strategic importance.
The First Sea Lord known, as 1SL, is the professional head of the Royal Navy.
The First Sea Lord is responsible to the Secretary of State for Defence for Military Capability and the current and future fighting effectiveness, efficiency and morale of the Service.
www.indiadefence.com /RN_factfile.htm   (1466 words)

 HMS Captain (1869) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shortly after midnight on 7 September 1870 whilst cruising off of Cape Finisterre as part of a squadron of 11 ships, she heeled over under the force of the wind on her 50,000 square feet (4,600m²) of sail.
Before the captain's order to cut away the topsail could be carried out the roll increased and she capsized and sank with the loss of around 480 lives, including Coles and the son of the First Sea Lord.
HMS Monarch, another masted turret ship which was present at the sinking, had a righting torque of 6,500 foot-tons (20MNm) at the same angle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_Captain_(1869)   (682 words)

 Navy News - News Desk - News - Sea Lord awards Kosovo medals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
FIRST SEA Lord Admiral Sir Nigel Essenhigh has presented medals to more than 60 assorted ranks from all three Armed Forces in recognition of their service in Kosovo.
They paraded in front of the First Sea Lord and Commandant General Royal Marines, Major General Robert Fry, during the presentation at the headquarters of 3 Commando Brigade, Stonehouse Barracks, Plymouth.
The parade was flanked on three sides by members of Headquarters and Signals Squadron Royal Marines and the First Sea Lord praised the assembled personnel for their hard work in such a difficult environment.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2001/0105/0001051701.asp   (187 words)

 First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Alan West On Nelson And Trafalgar 2005 - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, ...
Fifty-seven-year-old Admiral Sir Alan West, the First Sea Lord, was in cheerfully reflective mood as he looked back on the bicentenary celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
Sea Britain, co-ordinated by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, raised millions of pounds in sponsorship for the rest.
In pressing ahead with impressive celebrations of this momentous battle, Lord Nelson, who was hit by a French bullet on the deck of the Victory, would have been left in no doubt that England had indeed done its duty this year.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /nwh_gfx_en/ART32693.html   (1165 words)

 `Lord of the Sea' knocked down by a `land bug'
Mumbai, Feb 15: Admiral Sir Nigel Essenhigh of the Royal Navy may be the `Lord of Sea'; but on land, he is as vulnerable to `bugs and virus' as any other landlubber.
``The first Sea Lord is indisposable,'' an apologetic, and rather embarassed, British deputy high commissioner, Howard Parkinson, told the media persons who were eagerly waiting to meet the world famous admiral today.
He added that hopefully the first Sea Lord would be back on his feet soon for the IFR events.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/20010216/ina16020.html   (248 words)

 About Sea Lords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At the turn of the millenium, Sea Lords was founded.
At Sea Lords, we have tournaments and campaigns dedicated to keep our gamers busy (when not in 1 v 1 or normal online gaming adventures).
So, whether you are looking for command of England's cutter, HMS Witch of Endor (8) or the mighty flagship of the First Sea Lord, TRS Mt. Olympus (232), this is the place to be.
www.sealordsvf.org /about.html   (277 words)

 Royal Navy: First Sea Lord
He has spent the majority of his career at sea serving in fourteen different ships and commanding three of them.
He was appointed as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in September 2002 and this carries membership of the Defence Council and Admiralty Board.
He is also the First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The Queen.
www.royal-navy.mod.uk /static/pages/6394.html   (438 words)

 Royal Navy: First Sea Lord's Speech 07 Jan 05
Of course, while we are here to talk about the sea, and our links with it, our thoughts at this time are very much with the people of the Indian Ocean region who have suffered and lost so much at the hands of the sea.
As First Sea Lord I am delighted by the number of navies that have accepted the invitation to attend — a real indication of the standing of the Royal Navy and the bonds of international maritime friendship that have been created during the nation’s rich maritime history.
On the first day of the Festival, we will be hosting a “youth day” for school parties and young people who will be given an insight in to life at sea and our maritime history.
www.royalnavy.mod.uk /static/pages/8080.html   (1691 words)

 Minister of State for the Armed Forces and the First Sea Lord
Anyway they were in very good heart and they get back to the UK next week, the first really of our units that have been fighting to get back.
In terms of access to Basrah, of course because of the conflict between Iraq and Iran and things, the Shatt al-Arab waterway was very well fought over and there are something like 74 wrecks there, a lot of unexploded ordnance.
We don’t believe that many mines laid per se in the waterway of sea mine type of things, but clearly the clearance operations would be huge.
globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/iraq/2003/iraq-030411-uk-mod02.htm   (6124 words)

 Levy, Autumn 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Most of the Home Fleet’s cruisers were fine, modern ships, but many of those at sea at the opening of hostilities on the Northern Patrol enforcing the immediately declared blockade of Germany were obsolescent light cruisers of the C and D classes, laid down at the end of the First World War.
In fact, on 8 October Admiral Forbes wrote to Backhouse, the First Sea Lord, that no teleprinter or other landline communication existed at the “base.” He could not even tell the boom operators who controlled the antisubmarine nets guarding the main channel that his ships were proceeding to sea.
The first group returned to Scapa Flow on the night of 10 September, while the second returned at noon on the 12th after encountering “a good deal of fog.” Most of these ships were deployed to Loch Ewe by 15 September, because of continued fear of massive Luftwaffe attack.
www.nwc.navy.mil /press/Review/1999/autumn/art5-a99.htm   (7540 words)

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