Fourth Naval Lord
|Office of the Fourth Naval Lord|
Ensign of the Royal Navy
|Department of the Admiralty|
|Member of||Board of Admiralty|
|Reports to||First Naval Lord|
|Nominator||First Lord of the Admiralty|
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed|
|Inaugural holder||Captain George Barrington|
The Fourth Naval Lord or formally the Office of the Fourth Naval Lord was formerly one of the Naval Lords and members of the Board of Admiralty who controlled the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom from 1830 until 1868.
In 1805, for the first time, specific functions were assigned to each of the 'Naval' Lords, who were described as 'Professional' Lords, leaving to the 'Civil' Lords the routine business of signing documents. In 1830 the additional office of fourth naval lord was created until 1868 when the office was renamed the Junior Naval Lord this title remained until 1904 when it was again re-styled Fourth Sea Lord until 1964 when the Admiralty Department this post was abolished  The modern equivalent is titled the "Naval Member for Logistics", who is responsible for the logistical support and the supply chain of the navy and its functions along with two other departments of state were merged within a new Ministry of Defence. Following the merger a new post of Chief of Fleet Support was created, assuming the same responsibilities and duties until 2007 when it was renamed Chief of Materiel (Fleet).
Fourth Naval Lords include:
- Captain George Barrington 1830-1833
- Rear Admiral Sir Maurice Berkeley 1833-1835
- Rear Admiral Sir Edward Troubridge 1835-1837
- Rear Admiral Sir Maurice Berkeley 1837-1839
- Rear Admiral Sir Samuel Pechell 1839-1841
- Rear Admiral Sir James Dundas 1841
- Rear Admiral Sir William Gordon 1841-1846
- Rear Admiral Sir Henry Rous 1846
- Rear Admiral Lord John Hay 1846-1847
- Rear Admiral Sir Alexander Milne 1847-1852
- Rear Admiral Arthur Duncombe 1852-1853
- Rear Admiral Sir Alexander Milne 1853-1857
- Rear Admiral Sir Frederick Pelham 1857-1858
- Rear Admiral Sir James Drummond 1858-1859
- Rear Admiral Sir Swynfen Carnegie 1859
- Rear Admiral Sir Alexander Milne 1859
- Rear Admiral Charles Frederick 1859-1861
- Rear Admiral Sir James Drummond 1861-1866
- Rear Admiral Sir John Dalrymple-Hay 1866-1868
Departments under the office
- Auxiliary Patrol Office
- Department of the Director of Dockyards
- Defence Equipment and Support (Fleet)
- DE&S Investment Board
- Department of the Director of Mineweeping
- Department of the Director of Naval Equipment
- Department of the Director, Naval Stores
- Department of the Director of Victualling, (1878-1964)
- Dockyard Expense Accounts Department
- Naval Bases Operating Centre
- Department of the Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services, (1832-1862)
- Office of the Director of Transports, (1855-1857)
- Office of the Director of Prisoners of War, 1855-1857)
- Office of the Director of Transport Service, (1862-1896)
- Office of the Director Ships Acquisitions
- Office of the Director Ships Support
- Office of the Director Submarines Acquisitions
- Office of the Director Submarines Support
- Office of the Superintendent of Victualling, (1870-1878)
- Royal Navy Bases
- Superintendent of Transports, (1829-1855)
- Transport Department
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