Flag of the Admiralty Board
|Headquarters||Whitehall, Westminster, London|
|Parent agency||Defence Council|
The Admiralty Board is the navy service board established under the Defence Council it is one of three service boards (the others being, the Army Board and the Air Force Board), which are sub-committees of the Defence Council. It is responsible for the administration of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom and to set policy for the coming year. It meets formally only once a year, and the day-to-day running of the Royal Navy is conducted by the Navy Board, which does not include any ministers.
The board is chaired by the Secretary of State for Defence and includes the professional heads of the navy, as well as various ministers and civil servants of the Ministry of Defence.
Membership of the Board
The composition is as follows:
- Royal Navy
In addition, the following are usually in attendance:
- Permanent Under Secretary
- Commander, Allied Maritime Command
- Commandant General Royal Marines
- Warrant Officer of the Naval Service 
- Two Navy Board Non-executive directors
Notes: Secretariat support is provided by the Naval Staff Policy/Secretariat and Sec/1SL.