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The '''First Lord of the Admiralty''' was the minister responsible to Crown and Parliament for the administration of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom, encompassing the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and other servicesBy custom and design he was the pre-eminent Lord Commissioner on the [[Board of Admiralty]].
 
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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
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of the Royal Marines; [[Chaplain of the Fleet (Royal Navy)|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.].  
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==Duties==
 
==Duties==

Revision as of 08:28, 20 April 2014

The First Lord of the Admiralty was the minister responsible to Crown and Parliament for the administration of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom, encompassing the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and other services. By custom and design he was the pre-eminent Lord Commissioner on the Board of Admiralty.

Duties

First Lords of the Admiralty, 1853 – 1919

Dates of appointment given:

Footnotes

  1. The National Archives. ADM 116/3392. The distribution of 27 June, 1917, is identical.
  2. The National Archives. ADM 116/3392. The distribution of 27 June, 1917, is identical.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Hamilton. p. 317.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 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.