Resident Commissioner Deptford

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Office of the Resident Commissioner of the Navy at Deptford
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Navy Office
Member ofNavy Board (1714–1823)
Reports toComptroller of the Navy
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderCaptain Henry Greenhill
Formation1714–1823

The Resident Commissioner at Deptford was the chief representative of the Navy Board based at Deptford Dockyard. He was the senior official of the yard responsible for the supervision of the principal officers of the yard from 1714 until 1823.[1]

Office Holders

Included:[2]

  1. 1714-1739, Captain Henry Greenhill.
  2. 1740-1745, Captain Thmoas Whorwood
  3. 1744-1745, Commodore Edward Falkingham (also resident commissioner of the navy at Woolwich Dockyard)
  4. 1746-1747, Captain James Compton. (ditto)
  5. 1747-1762, Captain William Davies, (ditto)
  6. 1806-1823, Captain Sir Charles Cunningham, KCH.

Footnotes

  1. "Research guide B5: Royal Naval Dockyards". Royal Museums Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site In London. Greenwich, London: Royal Museums Greewich. 11 June 2002. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. Clowes, Sir William Laird (1903). The royal navy, a history from the earliest times to the present Volume III. London, England: S. Low Marston. p. 4.

Bibliography

  1. Clowes, Sir William Laird (1897–1903). The royal navy, a history from the earliest times to the present Volume III. London, England: S. Low Marston.