Master of Naval Ordnance

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Office of the Master of Naval Ordnance
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Navy Office
Member ofCouncil of the Marine
Office of Ordnance
Reports toLieutenant of the Admiralty
NominatorLord Admiral of England
AppointerMonarch of England
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (usually held for life)
Inaugural holderVice-Admiral Sir William Woodhouse
Formation1546–1589

The Master of Naval Ordnance was an Navy Royal appointment created in 1546 the office holder was one of the Chief Officers of the Admiralty and a member of the Council of the Marine and a member of the Office of Ordnance until the post was abolished in 1589. He was responsible for the supply of naval ordnance for the navy.[1] [2]

History

The office of Master of Naval Ordnance was an specific post within Office of Ordnance established in 1546 during the reign of Henry VIII of England. He was initially assigned to the Council of the Marine acted as a liaison between both. The post holder was responsible for the supply of naval ordnance for the navy. The post existed until 1589 when it was abolished.[2]

Office holders

Included:[2][3]

  1. Vice-Admiral, Sir William Woodhouse, MP, 1546–1552.
  2. Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Wyndham , 1st Lord Felbrigg, 1552–1553.
  3. Vice Admiral Sir William Wynter, 1557–1589 (also Surveyor and Rigger of the Navy).

Footnotes

  1. "Accounts as master of naval Ordnance". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. The National Archives UK. 1561–1569. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rodger, N.A.M. (1997). "Council of the Marine: Administration 1509 to 1574". The safeguard of the sea. a naval history of Britain. Vol 1. 660–1649. London, England: Penguin. pp. 221–237. ISBN 9780140297249.
  3. Childs, David (2009). Tudor Sea Power: The Foundation of Greatness. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 298. ISBN 9781473819924.

Bibliography

  1. Accounts as master of naval Ordnance". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. The National Archives UK. 1561–1569. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. Childs, David (2009). Tudor Sea Power: The Foundation of Greatness. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781473819924.
  3. Rodger, N.A.M. (1997). "Council of the Marine: Administration 1509 to 1574". The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain. Vol 1., 660-1649. London, England: Penguin. ISBN 9780140297249.