Admiral-Superintendent, Malta Dockyard

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Office of the
Admiral-Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorResident Commissioner Malta
First holderRear-Admiral Thomas Briggs
Final holderVice-Admiral Sir Charles Madden
SuccessionFlag Officer, Malta

The Admiral-Superintendent, Malta Dockyard was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from 1832 to 1959. The office holder was responsible for the command of Malta Dockyard.


Malta Dockyard was initially managed by a Resident Commissioner of the Navy of the Navy Board from 1791 until 1832. In 1832 the Navy Board was abolished and responsibility for the dockyards organisation world wide passed to the Board of Admiralty. By an order-in-council all Resident Commissioners at dockyards were replaced by Admiral-Superintendent's

Office Holders

Additional Titles and Responsibilities

According to British Navy List sources covering both flag officers in Commission and principal officers of HM Dockyards from 1916 until 1959 the Admiral-Superintendent held an additional area command for Malta under a various titles, and between 1943 and 1946 he also held a third command called Central Mediterranean.