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*The Right Honourable Sir James Graham, Bart., M.P., 5 January, 1853.<ref>Hamilton.  p. 317.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable Sir James Graham, Bart., M.P., 5 January, 1853.<ref name=ham>Hamilton.  p. 317.</ref>
*The Right Honourable Sir Charles Wood, Bart., M.P., 8 March, 1855.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable Sir Charles Wood, Bart., M.P., 8 March, 1855.<ref name=ham/>
*The Right Honourable Sir John Pakington, M.P., 8 March, 1858.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable Sir John Pakington, M.P., 8 March, 1858.<ref name=ham/>
*The Right Honourable The Duke of Somerset, 28 June, 1859.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable The Duke of Somerset, 28 June, 1859.<ref name=ham/>
*The Right Honourable Sir John Pakington, M.P., 13 July, 1866.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable Sir John Pakington, M.P., 13 July, 1866.<ref name=ham/>
*The Right Honourable H. T. Lowry Corry, M.P., 8 March, 1867.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable H. T. Lowry Corry, M.P., 8 March, 1867.<ref name=ham/>
*The Right Honourable H. C. Erskine Childers, M.P., 18 December, 1868.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable H. C. Erskine Childers, M.P., 18 December, 1868.<ref name=ham/>
*[[George Joachim Goschen, First Viscount Goschen|The Right Honourable George J. Goschen]], M.P., 9 March, 1871.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[George Joachim Goschen, First Viscount Goschen|The Right Honourable George J. Goschen]], M.P., 9 March, 1871.<ref name=ham/>
*The Right Honourable [[George Ward Hunt|G. Ward Hunt]], M.P., 3 March, 1874.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable [[George Ward Hunt|G. Ward Hunt]], M.P., 3 March, 1874.<ref name=ham/>
*The Right Honourable W. H. Smith, M.P., 14 August, 1877.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable W. H. Smith, M.P., 14 August, 1877.<ref name=ham/>
*The Right Honourable The Earl of Northbrook, 12 May, 1880.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable The Earl of Northbrook, 12 May, 1880.<ref name=ham/>
*[[Lord George Francis Hamilton|The Right Honourable Lord George Hamilton]], M.P., 1 July, 1885.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[Lord George Francis Hamilton|The Right Honourable Lord George Hamilton]], M.P., 1 July, 1885.<ref name=ham/>
*The Right Honourable The Marquess of Ripon, 16 February, 1886.<ref>''The Naval Staff of the Admiralty''.  p. 118.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable The Marquess of Ripon, 16 February, 1886.<ref name=staff>''The Naval Staff of the Admiralty''.  p. 118.</ref>
*The Right Honourable Lord George Hamilton, M.P., 6 August, 1886.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable Lord George Hamilton, M.P., 6 August, 1886.<ref name=staff/>
*[[John Poyntz Spencer, Fifth Earl Spencer|The Right Honourable The Earl Spencer]], 23 August, 1892.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[John Poyntz Spencer, Fifth Earl Spencer|The Right Honourable The Earl Spencer]], 23 August, 1892.<ref name=staff/>
*The Right Honourable George J. Goschen, M.P., 4 July, 1895.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*The Right Honourable George J. Goschen, M.P., 4 July, 1895.<ref name=staff/>
*[[William Waldegrave Palmer, Second Earl of Selborne|The Right Honourable The Earl of Selborne]], 20 November, 1900.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[William Waldegrave Palmer, Second Earl of Selborne|The Right Honourable The Earl of Selborne]], 20 November, 1900.<ref name=staff/>
*[[Frederick Archibald Vaughan Campbell, Third Earl Cawdor|The Right Honourable The Earl Cawdor]], 27 March, 1905.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[Frederick Archibald Vaughan Campbell, Third Earl Cawdor|The Right Honourable The Earl Cawdor]], 27 March, 1905.<ref name=staff/>
*[[Edward Marjoribanks, Second Baron Tweedmouth|The Right Honourable The Lord Tweedmouth]], 21 December, 1905.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[Edward Marjoribanks, Second Baron Tweedmouth|The Right Honourable The Lord Tweedmouth]], 21 December, 1905.<ref name=staff/>
*[[Reginald McKenna|The Right Honourable Reginald McKenna]], M.P., 16 April, 1908.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[Reginald McKenna|The Right Honourable Reginald McKenna]], M.P., 16 April, 1908.<ref name=staff/>
*[[Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill|The Right Honourable Winston L. S. Churchill]], M.P., 24 October, 1911.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill|The Right Honourable Winston L. S. Churchill]], M.P., 24 October, 1911.<ref name=staff/>
*[[Arthur James Balfour, First Earl of Balfour|The Right Honourable Arthur J. Balfour]], M.P., 27 May, 1915.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[Arthur James Balfour, First Earl of Balfour|The Right Honourable Arthur J. Balfour]], M.P., 27 May, 1915.<ref name=staff/>
*[[Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson|The Right Honourable Sir Edward Carson]], M.P., Q.C. 11 December, 1916.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson|The Right Honourable Sir Edward Carson]], M.P., Q.C. 11 December, 1916.<ref name=staff/>
*[[Eric Campbell Geddes|The Right Honourable Sir Eric C. Geddes]], M.P., 6 September, 1917.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[Eric Campbell Geddes|The Right Honourable Sir Eric C. Geddes]], M.P., 6 September, 1917.<ref name=staff/>
*[[Walter Hume Long, First Viscount Long|The Right Honourable Walter H. Long]], M.P., 16 January, 1919.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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*[[Walter Hume Long, First Viscount Long|The Right Honourable Walter H. Long]], M.P., 16 January, 1919.<ref name=staff/>
  
 
==Footnotes==
 
==Footnotes==

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The First Lord of the Admiralty was responsible for the general direction and supervision of all business relating to the Royal Navy. He also dealt personally with all matters relating to promotions and removals from the service of naval and marine officers; honors and rewards [royal yachts and admiralty yacht]; appointment of Admirals and officers in command [including Engineers, Rear-Admirals, Surgeons-General and Deputy Surgeons-General, and staff appointments of the Royal Marines; Chaplain of the Fleet, appointment and entry of] naval chaplains and instructors; civil appointments and promotions (higher posts) [nomination to naval cadetships and to assistant clerkships, R.N.].

First Lords of the Admiralty, 1853 – 1919

Dates of appointment given:

Footnotes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Hamilton. p. 317.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 118.

Bibliography

  • Hamilton, C. I. (2011). The Making of the Modern Admiralty: British Naval Policy-Making, 1805-1927. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521765183. (on Amazon.co.uk).
  • Naval Staff, Training and Staff Duties Division (1929). The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. Its Work and Development. B.R. 1845 (late C.B. 3013). Copy at The National Archives. ADM 234/434.