Lieutenant of the Admiralty

The Lieutenant of the Admiralty is a now honorary office generally held by a senior retired Royal Navy admiral. He is the official deputy to the Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom. He is appointed by the Sovereign on the nomination of the First Sea Lord.

Office of the Lieutenant of the Admiralty
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of the Admiralty
Member ofNavy Board (1546–1564)
NominatorFirst Sea Lord
AppointerHM The Queen
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (usually for life)
Formation1545–current

HistoryEdit

The Lieutenant of the Admiralty (or Lieutenant-Admiral) is first found in about the middle of the 15th century, as the Deputy or Assistant to the Lord High Admiral of England. In 1545 the Lieutenant of the Admiralty presided over the Council of the Marine. In 1546, when the Navy Board was formed, the Lieutenant of the Admiralty was appointed as its Head,[1] but this ceased in 1564 when the Treasurer of the Navy became the Head of the Board.[2] The post was revived in 1604 when it appears to have been given as a mark of honourable distinction - with a salary of -£100p.a., including two clerks and certain travelling expenses. In 1672 the post of Lieutenant of the Admiralty was merged into that of Vice-Admiral of England until 1707. The title became part of the office of the Vice-Admiral of Great Britain until 1800. From 1801 the office was joined with that of Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom, and was the second most powerful position in the Royal Navy.

List of lieutenants of the admiraltyEdit

Note: Incomplete list

Post in abeyance
Post in abeyance
Post in abeyance

Office is merged with Vice Admiral of England in 1672.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ehrman, John (2012). "The Lord Admirals Department at the end of 1688". The Navy in the War of William III 1689-1697: Its State and Direction. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. p. 179. ISBN 9781107645110.
  2. ^ Rodger, N.A.M. (1979). The Admiralty. Lavenham: Terence Dalton Ltd. p. 5. ISBN 0900963948.
  3. ^ Brewer, John Sherren; Brodie, Robert Henry (1929). Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII. Рипол Классик. p. 358. ISBN 9785875053849.
  4. ^ "WOODHOUSE, Sir William (by 1517-64), of Hickling, Norf. | History of Parliament Online". historyofparliamentonline.org. The History of Parliament Trust 1964-2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  5. ^ "LEVESON, Sir Richard (1570-1605), of Lilleshall Lodge, Salop; Trentham and Parton, Staffs. and Bethnal Green, Mdx. | History of Parliament Online". historyofparliamentonline.org. The History of Parliament Trust 1964-2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  6. ^ Perrin, W. G. (January 1928). "The VICE-ADMIRAL and REAR-ADMIRAL of the UNITED KINGDOM". The Mariner's Mirror. 14 (1): 26–31. doi:10.1080/00253359.1928.10655449.
  7. ^ Perrin, W. G. (January 1928). "The VICE-ADMIRAL and REAR-ADMIRAL of the UNITED KINGDOM". The Mariner's Mirror. 14 (1): 26–31. doi:10.1080/00253359.1928.10655449.
  8. ^ Roy, Almeric William Fitz (2010). Henry, duke of Grafton, 1663-1690, vice-admiral of England and lieutenant of the admiralty, navies and seas of England, master of the Trinity house, colonel of the 1st regiment of footguards. Nabu Press. p. 2. ISBN 9781176659858.

SourcesEdit

  • Rodger, N.A.M. (1979). The Admiralty. Offices of State. Terence Dalton Ltd, Lavenham. Suffolk. England.

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