Counsel to the Admiralty
|Office of the Counsel to the Admiralty|
Ensign of the Royal Navy
|Department of the Admiralty (1832-1964)|
|Term length||Not fixed (typically 1–5 years)|
|Inaugural holder||H. J. Shepherd|
The Counsel to the Admiralty established in 1832 he was appointed legal adviser Board of Admiralty. In 1828 his responsibilities were merged The office holder also held the joint title of Judge Advocate of the Fleet. In 1964 the Department of Admiralty was unified into an enlarged Ministry of Defence where it became the Navy Department, this office holders title then changed to Counsel to the Navy Department. 
His deputy was the Solicitor to the Admiralty.
In 1832 the Navy Board was abolished and its previous functions were absorbed by the Board of Admiralty the office holders former title Counsel for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy was then changed to Counsel to the Admiralty until 1964 when the Department of Admiralty was absorbed into the Ministry of Defence where it became the Navy Department until 2008.
- 1832-1845, H. J. Shepherd 
- 1845-1849, R. Godson 
- 1849-1854, Richard Budden Crowder 
- 1854-1855, Thomas Phinn 
- 1855-1859, William Atherton 
- 1859-1863, Robert Collier, 1st Baron Monkswell 
- 1863-1866, Thomas Phinn 
- 1866-1875, John Walter Huddleston 
- 1875–1904, Alexander Staveley Hill 
- 1904–1924, Reginald Brodie Dyke Acland 
- 1924-1933, Charles Murray Pitman
- 1933-1943, J G Trapnell
- 1943-1945, J Lhind Pratt
- 1945-1964, Ewen Montagu
Offices under this office
- Sainty, J.C. (1975). Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870. London: University of London. p. 78.
- "Supplement to the London Gazette: Ministry of Defence ( Navy Department)" (PDF). www.thegazette.co.uk. The London Gazeete. 1 January 1975. p. 5. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
- "Supplement to the London Gazette: Ministry of Defence (Navy Department)" (PDF). The London Gazette. 31 December 1985. p. 2. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
- "Judicial Department:Counsel and Solicitor to the Naval Department". The Navy List. London, England: John Murray. December 1859. p. 209.
- Debrett, John (1901). Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage. London: Dean & Son Ltd. p. 361.
- Debrett, John (1922). Arthur G. M. Hesilrige (ed.). Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage. London: Dean & Son Ltd. p. 375.
- Mr. C. M. Pitman, K.C. The Times (London, England), Friday, Oct 15, 1948; pg. 7; Issue 51203. (471 words)
- Counsel 1673-1870', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), p. 78. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4/p78 [accessed 8 January 2019].