Comptroller of Victualling

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Office of the Comptroller of Victualling
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Department of Admiralty
Member ofBoard of Admiralty
Reports toFourth Naval Lord
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderPay-Master: Charles Richards
Formation1862-1869

The Comptroller of Victualling was a senior appointment of the Royal Navy established in 1862 following a renaming of the earlier office Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services.

They were responsible for the control and direction of the Department of the Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services.

History

This origin of this office was originally established in June, 1832 under the title of the Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services went through a number name changes throughout the nineteenth century. In 1862 the post of Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services office was renamed to the Comptroller of Victualling. The office holder was the member of the Board of Admiralty. They were responsible for the control and direction of the Department of the Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services.

Office Holders

  1. Pay-Master: Charles Richards, 1862 - 1869.[1]

References

  1. Admiralty, British (1870). The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th June, 1870. London, England.: John Murray. p. 394.