First Lord of the 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 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