Master-Attendant, Halifax Dockyard

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Master-Attendant, Halifax Dockyard
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Reports toNavy Board
AppointerBoard of Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–2 years)

The Master-Attendant Halifax was British officer appointed to the Halifax Dockyard, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was one of the Principal Officers of the Yard from 1758 until 1875 when his title was changed to Staff Captain (Dockyard) e.g. Staff Captain, Halifax Dockyard. The post holder was appointed by the Board of Admiralty but reported to the Navy Board.[1]

Office Holders

Incomplete list of post holders included:[2][3][4]

  1. 1758, Richard Hamilton
  2. 1763, David Hooper[5]
  3. 1780–1787, Samuel Hemmens[6]
  4. 1788–1799, Thomas Read[7]
  5. 1799–1802, John Jackson[8]
  6. 1806, John Parry
  7. 1807–1810, Thomas Atkinson[9]
  8. 1815–1827, John Douglas


  1. "Research guide B5: Royal Naval Dockyards". London: Royal Museums Greenwich. 11 June 2002. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  2. Harrison, Simon (2010–2018). "Master Attendant at Halifax Dockyard". S. Harrison. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  3. Navy List January 1820 p.121
  4. Navy List December 1827 p.122
  5. Gwyn pp.77–80
  6. Gwyn pp.77–80
  7. Gwyn pp.77–80
  8. Gwyn pp.77–80
  9. Gwyn pp.77–80