Resident Commissioner Port Mahon

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Office of the Resident Commissioner, Port Mahon
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Navy Board Flag
Navy Office
Member ofNavy Board
Reports toComptroller of the Navy
NominatorFirst Naval Lord
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holderCaptain Alexander Lambert
Formation1742 to 1798

The Resident Commissioner, Port Mahon or formally Resident Commissioner of the Navy at Port Mahon was a senior Navy Board appointment. The office holder was responsible for superintending Port Mahon Dockyard the principal officers of dockyard. The dockyard was part of the Mediterranean Station. This office existed from 1742 to 1798.

Office Holders

  1. 1742-1744, Commodore Edward Falkingham, (also resident commissioner at Gibraltar 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. 1798, Admiral Sir Issac Coffin.[6]

Footnotes

  1. 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.
  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. 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. 327.