Parliamentary Navy Committee

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The Parliamentary Navy Committee was established before the start of the English Civil War in August 1641 responsible for financial control over expenditure on the Navy Royal then later Commonwealth Navy. On 20 April 1653 it was dissolved.


The Parliamentary Navy Committee, first appointed 25 August 1641, exercised financial control over expenditure on the navy. After 1645 it took on the Customs as well. Although after the King's execution this committee seemed set to have its role expanded, it was soon eclipsed by the Admiralty Committee of the Council of State, which was more expert. The committee was dispensed with by Oliver Cromwell on 20 April 1653.


  • Archives UK,The National. (1649-1660). Council of State, Navy Commission and related bodies: Orders and Papers.