Master-Attendant, Chatham Dockyard

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Master-Attendant, Chatham Dockyard
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Flag of the Navy Board 1578 to 1800
AppointerBoard of Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed
Formation1701–1776

The Master-Attendant, Chatham Dockyard was British officer appointed to the Chatham Dockyard. He was one of the Principal Officers of the Yard from 1701 until 1776.

In 1875 the title of Master-Attendant was changed to Staff Captain (Dockyard) e.g. Staff Captain, Chatham Dockyard. The post holder was appointed by the Board of Admiralty but reported to the Navy Board until 1832.

Office Holders

Included:[1]

  • 1701-1704, Thomas Jennings
  • 1704-1705, Barrak Pitts
  • 1705-1716, John Caulk
  • 1716-1719, Robert Frost (joint clerk)
  • 1719-1727, James Young (ditto)
  • 1727-1728, Robert Frost (ditto)
  • 1727-1740, James Young (joint clerk)
  • 1728-1733, Francis Davis (ditto)
  • 1733-1752 Robert Aggar (ditto)
  • 1740-1744, Piercy Brett (ditto)
  • 1748-1755, Edward Collingwood (ditto)
  • 1752-1755, John Broome (ditto)
  • 1755-1769, Michael Goden (ditto)
  • 1755-1776, John Towers (ditto)
  • 1769-1770, Thomas Cosway (ditto)
  • 1770-1776, William Hammond (ditto)
  • 1776, Magnus Falconer

Footnotes

  1. Harrison, Simon (2018). "Master Attendant at Chatham Dockyard". threedecks.org. S.Harrison. Retrieved 11 June 2019.

Bibliography

  1. Harrison, Simon (2018). "Master Attendent at Chatham Dockyard". threedecks.org. S. Harrison.