(Clubhouse occupied since 1946)
|Purpose||Club established for officers of the Royal Navy and RNVR|
The Naval Club, formerly the RNVR (Auxiliary Patrol) Club (1919–1943), and the RNVR Club (1943–1969) is a gentlemen's club in London established in 1919. Since 1946 it has owned the premises at 38 Hill Street, Mayfair which was formerly occupied by the 2nd Earl of Chatham.
It was founded as the RNVR (Auxiliary Volunteers) Club after World War I, for serving and retired officers of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). It leased interim premises from the Marlborough Club until 1946, when it acquired its current townhouse. The building still serves today as the headquarters of the RNVR Officers' Association. In 1969, it changed its name to the Naval Club. The club's first president was Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe. Notable members of the club have included Viscount Astor, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Alan Lennox-Boyd, and Harold Watkinson, 1st Viscount Watkinson.
Now open to all those with a connection to, or interest in, the sea & maritime affairs. A Corporate membership scheme is also available. A table of membership subscription costs is readily available online or by enquiry. .