Dear Ministry of Defence,

At the end of the 1950's the Royal Navy Full-Time strength was:-

Strength of Fleet :
266 Operational ships 544 refitting/Reserve
120,000 total full-time complement
96 Admirals
Each Admiral having 1250 personnel and 8.5 ships under their overall commands.

Please advise the latest available comparable figures using the same layout as above so far as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Gent on behalf of Navy Command Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Gent,

Your request has been logged under our reference FOI2019/13733 and the
target date for response is 24 January 2019.

Yours sincerely

Navy Command Secretariat - FOI Section