Resident Commissioner Devonport

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Office of the Resident Commissioner of the Navy at Devonport
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Navy Board Flag
Navy Office
Member ofNavy Board (1823–1832)
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 William Shield
Formation1823–1837

The Resident Commissioner at Devonport was the chief representative of the Navy Board based at Plymouth Dockyard. He was the senior officer of the dockyard responsible for the supervision of the principal officers of the yard from 1793 until 1837.[1]

The Navy Board was abolished in 1832 and its duties were taken over by the Board of Admiralty however this commssioner remained in office until 1837 when the first Admiral-Superintendent, Plymouth Dockyard was appointed a delay of five years.


Office Holders

Included:[2]

  1. Captain William Shield, 1823-1828
  2. Captain Charles Bayne Hodgson Ross, 1829-1837

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. O'Byrne, William Richard. "Ross, Charles Bayne Hodgson". A Naval Biographical Dictionary. Wikisource. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

Bibliography

  1. O'Byrne, William Richard. "Ross, Charles Bayne Hodgson". A Naval Biographical Dictionary. Wikisource. Retrieved 15 June 2019.