Lieutenant Admiral of the West

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Office of the Lieutenant Admiral of the West
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Western Admiralty
Reports toAdmiral of the North
NominatorMonarch of England
AppointerMonarch of England
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (usually for life)
Inaugural holderLieutenant Admiral, Sir Thomas Asshenden
Formation1381–1402

The Lieutenant Admiral of the West was a senior Navy Royal appointment established in 1381. The office holder served as one of two deputy admirals to the Admiral of the West for the charge of the Western Admiralty of the Kingdom of England until 1402.

History

The naval defence of England from the end of the 13th century until the first decade of the fifteenth Century was divided into regional commands or 'admiralties'.[1]

The Western Admiralty was controlled and directed by the office of the Admiral of the West who at various times had had two deputies with different titles a Vice-Admiral of the West and a Lieutenant Admiral of the West though the position was filled intermittently.

Office Holders

  1. 1381-1382, Lieutenant Admiral, Sir Thomas Asshenden.[2]
  2. 1383-1384, Lieutenant Admiral, Sir William Maple.[3]
  3. 1388, Lieutenant Admiral, Sir William Thomer.[4]
  4. 1402, Lieutenant Admiral, Sir William Lambourne.[5]

References

  1. Rodger, N.A.M. (1997). "Captains and Admirals: Social History 1204 to 1455". The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain. Vol 1., 660-1649. London: Penguin. pp. 131–142. ISBN 9780140297249.
  2. "ASSHENDEN, Thomas I (d.c.1393), of Dartmouth, Devon. History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. The History of Parliament Trust. 1964–2019. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. "MAPLE, William (d.c.1399), of Southampton. History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. The History of Parliament Trust. 1964–2019. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. "THOMER (TOMERE), William, of Bridgwater, Som. History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. The History of Parliament Trust. 1964–2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  5. "LAMBOURNE, Sir William, of Lambourne and Trerice, Cornw. History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. The History of Parliament Trust. 1964–2019. Retrieved 21 May 2020.