Committee for the Accounts of the Navy

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Committee for the Accounts of the Navy
Navy Board Flag 1832 new version.jpg
Flag of the Navy Office in 1832 shown for illustrative purposes
Committee overview
Formed1796
Preceding Committee
Dissolved1829
JurisdictionKingdom of England
Kingdom of Great Britain
United Kingdom
HeadquartersSomerset House (1789–1832)
Whitehall, City of Westminster
London
Committee executive
Parent departmentNavy Office (1796–1829)

The Committee for the Accounts of the Navy in 1796 replacing the Office of Clerk of the Acts responsible for the administration and business of the Navy Office until 1829 when the committee system was abolished. The committee was superintended by the Comptroller of the Navy.[1]


History

From 1660 until 1796 the office of the Clerk of the Acts was responsible for the administration of the Navy Office and organisation of the office and management of its staff, when his office was abolished his duties were placed under the supervision three separate committees individually responsible for the Accounts of the Navy, the Correspondence of the Navy and the the Stores of the Navy. A fourth Committee was created in 1817 to conduct of the Transports and Victualling of the Navy business following the abolition of the Transport Board who were in turn presided over by the Comptroller of the Navy the committee system was abandoned in 1829, and the Board was again composed of specialist officers with individual responsibility for the work formerly supervised by the Committees until 1832.[2]

Footnotes

  1. "Navy Board, In-Letters And Orders, 1688–1815 - National Maritime Museum". collections.rmg.co.uk. Royal Museums Greenwich. 1688–1815. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. Collinge, J.M. (1978). "Principal officers and commissioners. British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. London: University of London. pp. 18–25. Retrieved 18 June 2019.

Bibliography

  1. Collinge, J.M. (1978). "Principal officers and commissioners. British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. London: University of London. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. "Navy Board, In-Letters And Orders, 1688–1815 - National Maritime Museum". collections.rmg.co.uk. Royal Museums Greenwich. 1688–1815. Retrieved 18 June 2019.