Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services

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Office of the Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services
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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 holderCaptain Jame Meek
Formation1832-1862

The Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services was a senior appointment of the Royal Navy established in June, 1832. The office holder reported to the Fourth Naval Lord. In 1862 the title of the post holder was changed to Comptroller of Victualling.

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

History

This office was established in June, 1832 with the title of the Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services went through a number name changes throughout the nineteenth century. In 1862 this office holders title was renamed 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

Post Holders included:[1][2][3][4]
  1. Captain Jame Meek, June 1832 - December 1850
  2. Thomas Tassell Grant, F.R.S. December 1850 - May 1858
  3. Paymaster: Charles Richards, May 1858 - 1862

Footnotes

  1. Clowes, W. Laird (William Laird); Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert) (1897). "The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present, Vol 5, 1802-1815". archive.org. p, 4 London : Sampson Low, Marston. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. Admiralty, Great Britain (1834). The Navy List. H.M. Stationery Office.
  3. Clowes, W. Laird (William Laird); Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert) (1897). The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present, Vol 6, 1815-1857. London : Sampson Low, Marston. p. 186.
  4. Clowes, W. Laird (William Laird); Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert) (1897). The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present, Vol 7, 1865-1900. London, England: London : Sampson Low, Marston. p. 3.