Accounts Department (Navy Office)

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Accounts Department
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Agency overview
Formed25 March 1796
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersNavy Office
Parent departmentNavy Office

The Accounts Department was part of the Navy Office created in 1796. In 1832 following a reorganization it became part of the Department of the Accountant-General of the Navy.[1]


The Accounts Department was created in 1796 by amalgamating the work of Bill Office and Ticket Office both of which became subsidiaries with this department. It was overseen by a committee of the Navy Board. In 1832 following the abolition of the Navy Board it was absorbed into the Department of the Accountant-General of the Navy but now part of the Admiralty.[2]


  1. Cock, Randolph; Rodger, N.A.M. (2008). A guide to the naval records in the National Archives of the UK (2nd ed.). London: University of London, Institute of Historical Research. p. 201. ISBN 9781905165391.
  2. Cock and Rodger, p.201.