Resident Commissioner Bombay

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Office of the Resident Commissioner, Bombay
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Member ofNavy Board
Reports toComptroller of the Navy
AppointerBoard of Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holder?

The Resident Commissioner Bombay was the chief representative of the Navy Board based at Bombay Dockyard. He was senior official of the yard responsible for the supervision of the principal officers of the yard from 1808 until 1816.

Office Holders

The Commissioner of Bombay Dockyard held a seat and a vote on the Navy Board in London.

  • 1808-1811, Captain George Dundas.[1][2]
  • 1811-1813, Captain Peter Puget.(also commissioner at Madras Dockyard 1810-1816).[3]
  • 1813-1816, Captain James Johnston.[4][5]


  1. Knight, Roger; Wilcox, Martin Howard (2010). Sustaining the Fleet, 1793-1815: War, the British Navy and the Contractor State. Woodbridge, England: Boydell & Brewer. p. 35. ISBN 9781843835646.
  2. Day, John Frederick. (April 2012) ' British Admiralty Control and Naval Power in the Indian Ocean (1793-1815) (Volume 1 of 2)'. Submitted as a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime History, University of Exeter. p.257.
  3. Day, John Frederick. (April 2012). p.257.
  4. Day, John Frederick. (April 2012). p.257.
  5. Admiralty, Great Britain (1814). The Navy List. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 132.


  1. Admiralty, Great Britain (1814). The Navy List. London: H.M. Stationery Office