Naval censor in WW1

Discussion in 'History' started by Chester191418, Dec 2, 2014.

Welcome to the Navy Net aka Rum Ration

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial RN website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Does anyone know the way in which letters were censored in the navy?

    I understand that in the army, it would be a junior officer who would read and stamp them (some sources mention they'd have to be countersigned by someone else), then they would be sent to Britain where they would be read again, before reaching their destination. Do correct my understanding if wrong!

    What was it like in the navy? The same?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    It's an interesting topic.

    Nowadays the curse is speed of light communications via mobile devices and the internet making it very difficult to keep information useful to the ill-disposed out of the public domain.

    Only this week we saw a (now ex) potential recruit throw a hissy fit because they were not permitted to use their mobile phone when they wanted to.

    The one that still rattles me is the US Army guy that unwittingly uploaded a photo of a helicopter in Iraq, not realising the photo had a geo-tag, giving away it's precise location - whereupon it was destroyed by insurgents.
  4. Why would they destroy a photograph?
    • Like Like x 2
  5. That's a great picture - thanks for pointing it out.

Share This Page