Controller of Merchant Shipbuilding and Repairs
|Office of the Controller of Merchant Shipbuilding and Repairs|
|Member of||Board of Admiralty|
|Appointer||First Lord of the Admiralty|
|Term length||(typically 1–3 years)|
|First holder||Sir James Lithgow, 1st Baronet|
|Final holder||Sir James Lithgow, 1st Baronet|
The Controller of Merchant Shipbuilding and Repairs was the senior official charged by the British Government with responsibility for the management of the United Kingdoms's shipbuilding programmes and a member of the Board of Admiralty from 1940 to 1946.
This office evolved out of the earlier role of Comptroller-General of Merchant Shipbuilding that was established in 1918 during World War One. However he was not a member of the Board of Admiralty but did report to the Controller who was a member of the board.
- Sir James Lithgow, 1st Baronet, 1 February 1940 - 21 January 1946.
- Commons, House of. "Lord Pirrie's Appointment - Hansard - Volume 104 - 20 March 1918". hansard.parliament.uk. Hansard. Retrieved 11 November 2020.