Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty

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Office of the Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationPSFL
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term length(typically 1–3 years)
Formation1800
First holderCaptain John Harrison
Final holderRear-Admiral Ernest C. T. Troubridge
Abolished1911
SuccessionNaval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
DeputyAssistant Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty

The Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty was a British Royal Navy appointment for which the incumbent of this office is responsible for advising the First Lord of the Admiralty on all matters relating to Flag and General Officers’ appointing.[1] In 1912 the office was renamed to Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty.

The office holder controlled and directed the Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty

History

The office was established in 1800 when the appointee was styled as Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty[2] and remained so styled until 1911.[3] In 1912 the office was renamed to Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty.[4] The officer holder provided secretarial support and assisted the political head of the navy on senior officer appointments.

Office Holders

Post holders included:

References

  1. Office, Cabinet (2016–2017). Civil Service Year Book (53 ed.). London, England: The Stationery Office:Dandy Book Sellers Ltd. pp. 194–195. ISBN 9781787320345.
  2. Sainty, J. C. "Private Secretary to First Lord and Lord High Admiral 1800–70 | British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. University of London, London, 1975. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  3. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin. Scotland: C. Mackie. pp. 16–17. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  4. Lambert, Andrew (2008). Admirals : the naval commanders who made Britain great. p. 345. ISBN 9780571265688.
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Bibliography

  1. Office, Cabinet (2016–2017). Civil Service Year Book (53 ed.). London, England: The Stationery Office:Dandy Book Sellers Ltd. ISBN 9781787320345.
  2. Lambert, Andrew (2008). Admirals : the naval commanders who made Britain great. ISBN 9780571265688.
  3. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin. Scotland: C. Mackie. pp. 16–17. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  4. Sainty, J. C. "Private Secretary to First Lord and Lord High Admiral 1800–70 | British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. University of London, London, 1975. Retrieved 27 September 2019.