An Educational Centenary: December 1838-December 1938

By Sir Geoffrey Callender, published February 1939


The first stage on the road to a naval university occurred in 1832 with the establishment of the Gunnery School, HMS Excellent, which was followed in 1838 by an Order in Council establishing the University of the Navy in the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth. In 1870 a commission under Admiral Shadwell was charged with investigating the future location of the University, with Portsmouth, Cambridge and Greenwich under consideration. In February 1873, on economic grounds, the University relocated to the then closed site at Greenwich, with new Chairs of Mathematics, Applied Mechanics, Physics and Chemistry being created.

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