Talk:First Sea Lord

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Is this article really a stub? Perhaps not a complete article.... but a stub? Seems worse the article has 3 stub notices Wendell 06:04, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

New Picture[edit]

Elizabeth II v pd.jpg DP Kilfeather Des Desk1 15:38, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

New Articles[edit]

Hi, Im trying to write a start class biography for all the first sea lords. So far I have done:

Anyone interested in working with me and we could share the workload/ideas etc? LordHarris 11:40, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

As of Jan 2007 I have done three more:

LordHarris 23:37, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

More Articles, a template and a category[edit]

Hi, I have created a first sea lord template and added it to all of the First Sea lord articles.

I have also categorised the first sea lords but may have missed a few off. Please add if missing. Other new articles include:


Does 1SL have a flagship, as 2SL has HMS Victory? -- 03:47, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Not that I am aware of. In times of war a 1st sea lord has taken to sea aboard a ship but this hasnt happended since the first world war. Because of its mainly strategic and planning role the 1st sea lord is based at admiralty. LordHarris 10:34, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

First Naval Lord?[edit]

Where does the term First naval Lord come from? Reading the article it refers to the First Sea Lord as the job position title, except in one place. What is the story here as I have never heard of the First Naval Lord until I came to this page. Dabbler (talk) 14:51, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

which navy?[edit]

The introduction of this article says nothing about which navy the lord belongs to. I believe this is an oversight. (talk) 04:15, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

The first line mentions (and links to) the Royal Navy which is understood to be the British navy as no other navy uses the term Royal Navy without a national qualifier in English. The Royal Navy is also mentioned in the second paragraph. Dabbler (talk) 11:41, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Change of title in 1914?[edit]

For whatever it's worth, my copy of British Political Facts 1900-1968 by David Butler and Jennie Freeman (Macmillan 1969, Library of Congress Catalogue Card No. 67-27323, page 268) in its chapter about "Armed Forces", gives "Chief of the Naval Staff" until 1914 (Prince Louis of Battenberg, 1912-14) and lists Lord Fisher as the First Sea Lord in 1914. —— Shakescene (talk) 07:24, 21 December 2009 (UTC)


What happened in 1964, during David Luce's term as 1SL? The list is broken at that point, for no apparent reason. Rojomoke (talk) 14:19, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

No response, so I've removed the break and amalgamated the lists Rojomoke (talk) 12:31, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
Then I research the article history, and work out that the Board of Admiralty (not to be confused with the Admiralty Board) was abolished in that year. I've incorporated that fact into the text. Rojomoke (talk) 12:43, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Michael Boyce[edit]

Surely Michael Boyce should be in as Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, rather than Admiral Lord Boyce, as that was his title at the time he was in the position? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:23, 26 July 2013 (UTC)