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Appendix 3: Base Facilities

Since the Royal Indian Navy had not expanded and as Bombay was the only port of operation, almost all the establishments were housed in that city. At Bombay the following establishments were situated:–

Naval Headquarters RIN Dockyard
Depot with Naval Barracks
Office of the Captain Superintendent of the Yard
The Engineering Department
The Construction Department
The Electrical Engineer’s Depot
The Naval Store Office
The Dockyard Police
The Dockyard Dispensary
Fort W/T Station
Mahul W/T Station – Mahul, Bombay

Besides these, four Training Schools/Establishments were also situated in the RIN Dockyard:–

The Signal School RIN Dockyard
The Gunnery School
The Mechanical Training Establishment
The Boys Training Establishment

Two Sea Transport Offices were situated, one at Karachi and another at Calcutta.

The Administration of Depot with Barracks, the various schools, wireless stations and training establishments was with the Commanding Officer, Depot. The Dockyard was controlled with the Engineering, Constructive, Electrical and Stores Departments, the Police and the Dispensary by the Captain Superintendent of the Dockyard.

Staffs were as follows:–

Depot Staff, Bombay
1. Commanding Officer Commander (also Director of Personnel Services)

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2. Executive Officer Drafting Officer Squadron Physical & Recreational Training Officer Lieut. Commander
3. Headmaster Headmaster Lieutenant (lent from RN)
4. Officer-in-Charge, Gunnery School Lieutenant
5. Officer-in-Charge, Signal School Lieutenant
6. Officer-in-Charge, MTE Entineer Lieutenant
7. Commanding Officer, BTE Commander
Dockyard Staff, Bombay
1. Captain Superintendent Captain
2. Commander of the Dockyard Lieut. Commander
3. Manager, Engineering Department Engineer Commander
4. Manager, Constructive Department Engineer Lieutenant
5. Electrical Engineer Civilian Officer
6. Naval Store Officer -do-
7. O i/c, Dockyard Police Comd. Boatswain
8. Medical O i/c, Dockyard Dispensary Asst. Surgeon IMD
Ordnance (at Bombay Castle)
1. Ordnance Officer Captain IAOC
2. Ordnance Mechanical Engineer Major RAOC
3. Warrant O i/c, RIN Group Conductor IAOC
1. Principal Sea Transport Officer, India Vice Admiral (also FOCRIN)
2. Divisional Sea Transport Officer Commander
3. Asst. Sea Transport Officer Lieut. Commander
1. Sea Transport Officer Lieut. Commander
2. Clerk Warrant Writer
1. Clerk Warrant Writer