Admiralty and Marine Affairs Office

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Admiralty and Marine Affairs Office
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Office overview
Formed1546
Preceding Office
Dissolved1707
Superseding department
JurisdictionParliament of England
HeadquartersWhitehall
London
Kingdom of England
Office executives
Parent OfficePrivy Council of England

The Admiralty and Marine Affairs Office previously called the Admiralty Office (1414-1546) [1] was the government office of the Kingdom of England responsible for the control and direction of naval affairs and the Navy Royal's central command.

It was controlled and directed by the Minister for the Marine.[2]

History

The Admiralty and Marine Affairs Office was first established in 1546 when the former Admiralty Office was renamed. It was politically administered by the Lord Admiral of England until 1625. Civil and logistical administration from 1546 to 1625 lay with Council of the Marine, it was renamed Navy Board in 1660. After 1625 the office of the the Lord Admiral was put into commission and his responsibilities for formulating policy, distribution of the Royal Navy and judicial administration passed to an executive committee called the Board of Admiralty, that was controlled by the First Lord of the Admiralty. In 1707 this office was then elevated to a government department of state called the Admiralty or Admiralty Department,[3] at which point the first lord then became a permanent government minister and member of the English cabinet.

References

  1. Knighton, C. S.; Loades, David; Loades, Professor of History David (Apr 29, 2016). Elizabethan Naval Administration. Routledge. p. 8. ISBN 9781317145035.
  2. Corbett, Sir Julian Stafford (1917). Drake and the Tudor Navy. London, England.: Longmans. p. 139.
  3. Rylance-Watson, Alice (2019). "Heraldic Lion of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs Office". nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. The National Trust UK. Retrieved 14 September 2020.

Bibliography

  1. Knighton, C. S.; Loades, David; Loades, Professor of History David (Apr 29, 2016). Elizabethan Naval Administration. Routledge. ISBN 9781317145035.