Accountant-General of the Navy

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Office of the Accountant-General of the Navy
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Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationAGNAV
Member ofNavy Board
(1829-1832)
Board of Admiralty
(1832-1869)
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term length(typically 1–3 years)
Formation1829
First holderSir John Deas Thomson
Final holderConrad James Naef
Abolished1932
SuccessionNaval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
DeputyAssistant Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty

The Accountant-General of the Royal Navy was the senior official charged by the British Government with preparing and reviewing the Naval Estimates, having to be acquainted with all aspects of expenditure. His office was established in 1829. He was one of the principal commissioners and member of the Navy Board until 1832 when that board was abolished. He then became a temporary member of the Board of Admiralty until 1869. In 1932 his office was abolished.

He was responsible for administering the Department of the Accountant-General of the Navy.

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Office Holders

Footnotes

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  6. Archives, The National. "Miller, Sir Gordon William (1844-1906), Knight, Accountant General of the Navy". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. National Archives. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
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