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*Hamilton, C. I. (2011).  ''The Making of the Modern Admiralty: British Naval Policy-Making, 1805-1927''.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-0-521-76518-3.
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Royal Navy
Command and Administration
Board of Admiralty
Admiralty War Staff (post-1912)
·Operations Division
·Intelligence Division
·Mobilisation Division
·Trade Division (1914-)
·Anti-Submarine Division (1916-)
Departments of the Admiralty
Department of the Director of Naval Ordnance
Department of the Director of Naval Equipment (1912-)
Victualling Department
Naval Mobilisation Department (Royal Navy) (1900-1912)
Navigation Department (Royal Navy) (1913-)
Naval Intelligence Department (1887-1912)
Naval Construction Department
Department of the Controller of the Navy
Engineering Department
Dockyards Department
Dockyard Expense Accounts Department
Naval Store Department
Works Department
Compass Branch
Air Department
Coastguard and Reserves Branch
Engineer Branch
Dockyard Branch
Transport Department
Accountant-General's Department
Naval Medical Service
Contract and Purchase Department
Greenwich Hospital Department
Naval Education Office
Board of Admiralty
Admiralty War Staff
Royal Naval Colleges
Royal Naval Dockyards
Royal Naval War Staff
Royal Naval Establishments
Fleets and Squadrons
Aircraft squadrons
Infantry units
Royal Navy ships
Royal Navy ship classes
Flag Officers
Officer ranks
Lower Deck Ranks and Ratings
History and traditions
History of the Royal Navy
Heart of Oak
Band of the Royal Marines
Imperial Navy League
Imperial Maritime League

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, 1886–1919

Dates of appointment given:


  1. Hamilton. p. 317.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Ibid.
  10. Ibid.
  11. Ibid.
  12. Ibid.
  13. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 118.
  14. Ibid.
  15. Ibid.
  16. Ibid.
  17. Ibid.
  18. Ibid.
  19. Ibid.
  20. Ibid.
  21. Ibid.
  22. Ibid.
  23. Ibid.
  24. Ibid.
  25. Ibid.