Resident Commissioner Gibraltar

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Office of the Resident Commissioner, Gibraltar
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Navy Office
Member ofNavy Board
Reports toComptroller of the Navy
AppointerBoard of Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holderCommodore Edward Falkingham
Formation1742-1817

The Resident Commissioner, Gibraltar or formally Resident Commissioner of the Navy at Gibraltar was a senior Navy Board appointment. The office holder was responsible for superintending Gibraltar Dockyard that was part of the Mediterranean Station. The office existed from 1744 to 1817.

Office Holders

  1. 1742–1744, Commodore Edward Falkingham, (also resident commissioner at Port Mahon Dockyard).[1][2]
  2. 1744–1747, Captain Thomas Trefusis, (ditto).[3]
  3. 1747–1756, Captain John Towry, (ditto).[4]
  4. 1756–1763, Captain Charles Colby, (ditto). [5]
  5. 1793–1794, Captain Henry Harwood.[6]
  6. 1794–1795, Captain, Andrew Sutherland.[7]
  7. 1795–1800, Captain, John Nicholson Inglefield.[8]
  8. 1800–1803, Captain, Alexander Ball.[9]
  9. 1803–1804, Captain, William Albany Otway.[10]
  10. 1804–1808, Captain, Robert Middleton.[11]
  11. 1808–1811, Captain, William Lobb.[12]
  12. 1811–1813, Captain, Percy Fraser.[13]
  13. 1813–1817, Captain Issac Wooley.[14][15]

References

  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. p. 4.
  2. Baugh, Daniel A. (2015). "Overseas Bases". British Naval Administration in the Age of Walpole. Princeton, United States: Princeton University Press. p. 7. ISBN 9781400874637.
  3. Clowes. p.4.
  4. Clowes. p.4.
  5. Clowes. p.4.
  6. 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. Figure 3e: Resident Commissioners of the British Navy, 1792 - 1832 p. 133.
  7. Day, John Frederick. p, 133.
  8. Day, John Frederick. p, 133.
  9. Day, John Frederick. p, 133.
  10. Day, John Frederick. p, 133.
  11. Day, John Frederick. p, 133.
  12. Day, John Frederick. p, 133.
  13. Day, John Frederick. p, 133.
  14. Admiralty, Great Britain (1814). The Navy List. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 132.
  15. Day, John Frederick. p, 133.