Resident Commissioner Sheerness

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Office of the Resident Commissioner of the Navy at Sheerness
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Navy Office
Member ofNavy Board (1793–1832)
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 Harry Harmood
Formation1793–1832

The Resident Commissioner at Sheerness was the chief representative of the Navy Board based at Sheerness Dockyard. He was senior officer of the yard responsible for the supervision of the principal officers of the yard from 1793 until 1832.[1]

Office Holders

Included:[2] [3][4]

  1. Captain Harry Harmood, 1793 - September 1796
  2. Captain Francis John Hartwell, September 1796 - June 1799
  3. Captain Isaac Coffin, June 1799 - April 1804.
  4. Captain the Hon. George Grey April 1804 – February 1807
  5. Captain William Brown February 1807 – August 1811
  6. Captain William Granville Lobb, August 1811 – July 1814
  7. Captain the Hon. Courtenay Boyle July 1814 – May 1822
  8. Captain John Mason Lewis, 1829 -1832.[5]

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. Harrsion, Simon (2018). "Resident Commissioner at Sheerness Dockyard". threedecks.org. S. Harrison. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  3. Laird Clowes, Sir William (1898–1900). The Royal Navy A History from the Earliest Times to the Present Volume 4. London, England: Sampson Low Marston and Company. pp. 151–152
  4. Laird Clowes, Sir William (1898–1900). The Royal Navy A History from the Earliest Times to the Present Volume 5. London, England: Sampson Low Marston and Company. pp. 4–5
  5. Day, John Frederick. (April 2012). British Admiralty Control and Naval Power in the Indian Ocean (1793-1815) (Volume 1 of 2). Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime History. University of Exeter. p.133.

Bibliography

  1. Harrsion, Simon (2018). "Resident Commissioner at Sheerness Dockyard". threedecks.org. S. Harrison. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  2. Laird Clowes, Sir William (1898–1900). The Royal Navy A History from the Earliest Times to the Present Volume 4. London, England: Sampson Low Marston and Company.
  3. Laird Clowes, Sir William (1898–1900). The Royal Navy A History from the Earliest Times to the Present Volume 5. London, England: Sampson Low Marston and Company.