Admiralty Department's

The Admiralty Departments were distinct and component parts of the Department of Admiralty that were superintended by the various offices of the Sea Lords responsible for them and were primarily administrative and logistical support bodies from 1320 to 1964.

1) History

The Admiralty Departments were distinct and component parts of the Department of Admiralty that were superintended by the various offices of theSea Lords responsible for them and were primarily administrative and logistical support bodies. The departments role was to provide the men, ships, aircraft and supplies to carry out the approved policy of the Board of Admiralty and conveyed to them in the 20th century by the Admiralty Naval Staff. They existed from 1320 to 1964. In April 1964 the Department of Admiralty along with the Air Ministry and War Office are merged into the Ministry of Defence where it becomes the Navy Department (MOD) some of these departments continued with the new Navy Department, whilst others were either renamed or abolished not long after the merger.

2) Admiralty Department's 15th Century

  1. Office of the Clerk of the Kings Ships (1320-1660)
  2. High Court of the Admiralty (1360–1875)
  3. Office of Ordnance (1460-1597)
  4. Office of the President and Judge of the High Court of the Admiralty (1483-1875)

3) Admiralty Department's 16th Century

  1. Office of the Clerk of the Kings Ships (1320-1660)
  2. High Court of the Admiralty (1360–1875)
  3. Office of Ordnance (1460-1597)
  4. Office of the President and Judge of the High Court of the Admiralty (1483-1875)
  5. Office of the Clerk Comptroller (1512-1561)
  6. Office of the Keeper of the Kings Storehouses, (1512-1545)
  7. Vice-Admiralty Courts (1536-1890)
  8. Office of the Treasurer of Marine Causes, (1528-1545)
  9. Council of the Marine (1545-1576)
  10. Navy Pay Office (1545-1832)
  11. Office of the Treasurer of the Navy, (1546-1832)
  12. Office of the Surveyor and Rigger of the Navy (1546-1611)
  13. Office of the Comptroller of the Navy (1561-1832)
  14. Navy Office (1576-1832)
  15. Board of Ordnance (1597-1855)
  16. Impress Service (1597-1814)

4) Admiralty Department's 17th Century

  1. Office of the Clerk of the Kings Ships (1320-1639)
  2. High Court of the Admiralty (1360–1875)
  3. Office of the President and Judge of the High Court of the Admiralty (1483-1875)
  4. Vice-Admiralty Courts (1536-1890)
  5. Navy Pay Office (1545-1832)
  6. Office of the Treasurer of the Navy, (1546-1832)
  7. Office of the Surveyor and Rigger of the Navy (1546-1611)
  8. Office of the Comptroller of the Navy (1561-1832)
  9. Navy Office (1576-1832)
  10. Board of Ordnance (1597-1855)
  11. Impress Service (1597-1814)
  12. Office of the Surveyor of the Navy (1611-1832)
  13. Office of the Clerk of the Navy (1639-1660)
  14. Prisoner of War Department (1653-1822)
  15. Office of the Clerk of the Acts (1660-1796)
  16. Admiralty Secretariat, (1690-1932)
  17. Office of the Judge Advocate of the Fleet (1660-2008)
  18. Marine Office (1664-1755) renamed the Marine Department
  19. Head Messengers Office (1666-1870)
  20. Office of the Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet (1668-1870)
  21. Counsel to the Admiralty (1673-1995)
  22. Nautical Almanac Office (1675-1998)
  23. Porters Office (1676-1870)
  24. Register Office (1696–1715)
  25. Counsel to the Admiralty, (1673-1995)
  26. Royal Observatory Greenwich (1675-1998)
  27. Transport Board (1686-1717), (1796-1816)
  28. Office of the Solicitor to the Admiralty (1692-1964)
  29. Greenwich Hospital Department (1692-1869)
  30. Necessary Woman House Keepers Office (1694-1865)
  31. Watchmens Office (1694-1832)
  32. Messengers Office (1694-1806)
  33. House Keepers Office (1697-1800)
  34. Sixpenny Office (1696–1832)

5) Admiralty Department's 18th Century

  1. Office of the Clerk of the Kings Ships (1320-1639)
  2. High Court of the Admiralty (1360–1875)
  3. Office of the President and Judge of the High Court of the Admiralty (1483-1875)
  4. Vice-Admiralty Courts (1536-1890)
  5. Navy Pay Office (1545-1832)
  6. Office of the Treasurer of the Navy, (1546-1832)
  7. Office of the Comptroller of the Navy (1561-1832)
  8. Navy Office (1576-1832)
  9. Board of Ordnance (1597-1855)
  10. Impress Service (1597-1814)
  11. Office of the Surveyor of the Navy (1611-1832)
  12. Prisoner of War Department (1653-1822)
  13. Office of the Judge Advocate of the Fleet (1660-2008)
  14. Office of the Clerk of the Acts (1660-1796)
  15. Marine Office (1664-1755) renamed the Marine Department
  16. Head Messengers Office (1666-1870)
  17. Office of the Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet (1668-1870)
  18. Counsel to the Admiralty (1673-1995)
  19. Nautical Almanac Office (1675-1998)
  20. Porters Office (1676-1870)
  21. Register Office (1696–1715)
  22. Royal Observatory Greenwich (1675-1998)
  23. Transport Board (1686-1717), (1796-1816)
  24. Admiralty Secretariat, (1690-1932)
  25. Office of the Solicitor to the Admiralty (1692-1964)
  26. Greenwich Hospital Department (1692-1869)
  27. Necessary Woman House Keepers Office (1694-1865)
  28. Watchmens Office (1694-1832)
  29. Messengers Office (1694-1806)
  30. House Keepers Office (1697-1800)
  31. Sixpenny Office (1696–1832)
  32. Office of the Charity for Sea Officers’ Widows (1732-1836)
  33. Royal Naval Academy (1733-1837)
  34. Marine Department (1755-1809)
  35. Marine Pay Department (1755-1831)
  36. Office of the Poor Knights of Windsor (1771-1833)
  37. Naval Works Department (1796-1815) superseded by the Department of the Surveyor of Buildings.
  38. Office of the Hydrographer of the Navy (1796-present)
  39. Sea Fencibles Department (1798-1810/13)

6) Admiralty Department's 19th Century

  1. High Court of the Admiralty (1360–1875)
  2. Office of the President and Judge of the High Court of the Admiralty (1483-1875)
  3. Vice-Admiralty Courts (1536-1890)
  4. Navy Pay Office (1545-1832)
  5. Office of the Treasurer of the Navy, (1546-1832)
  6. Office of the Comptroller of the Navy (1561-1832)
  7. Navy Office (1576-1832)
  8. Board of Ordnance (1597-1855)
  9. Impress Service (1597-1814)
  10. Office of the Surveyor of the Navy (1611-1832)
  11. Prisoner of War Department (1653-1822)
  12. Office of the Judge Advocate of the Fleet (1660-2008)
  13. Marine Office (1664-1755) renamed the Marine Department
  14. Head Messengers Office (1666-1870)
  15. Office of the Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet (1668-1870)
  16. Counsel of the Admiralty (1673-1870)
  17. Nautical Almanac Office (1675-1998)
  18. Porters Office (1676-1870)
  19. Counsel to the Admiralty, (1673-1995)
  20. Royal Observatory Greenwich (1675-1998)
  21. Transport Board (1686-1717), (1796-1816)
  22. Admiralty Secretariat, (1690-1932)
  23. Office of the Solicitor to the Admiralty (1692-1964)
  24. Greenwich Hospital Department (1692-1869)
  25. Necessary Woman House Keepers Office (1694-1865)
  26. Watchmens Office (1694-1832)
  27. Messengers Office (1694-1806)
  28. House Keepers Office (1697-1800)
  29. Sixpenny Office (1696–1832)
  30. Office of the Charity for Sea Officers’ Widows (1732-1836)
  31. Royal Naval Academy (1733-1837)
  32. Marine Department (1755-1809)
  33. Prisoner of War Department (1755-1832)
  34. Marine Pay Department (1755-1831)
  35. Office of the Poor Knights of Windsor (1771-1833)
  36. Naval Works Department (1796-1815) superseded by the Department of the Surveyor of Buildings.
  37. Office of the Hydrographer of the Navy (1796-present)
  38. Sea Fencibles Department (1798-1810/13)
  39. Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty (1800-1910)
  40. Department of the Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services (1800-1832)
  41. Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty (1801-1910)
  42. Admiralty Record Office (1809-1964)
  43. Department of the Surveyor of Buildings (1812-1837)
  44. Department of the Store-Keeper General of the Navy (1829-1869)
  45. Department of the Physician-General of the Navy (1832-1843)
  46. Dockyard Branch, (1832-1860)
  47. Victualling Department (1832-1964)
  48. Department of the Accountant-General of the Navy (1832-1932)
  49. Office of the Military Knights of Windsor (1833-present)
  50. Architectural and Engineering Works Department (1837-1919)
  51. Department of the Inspector-General of Naval Hospitals and Fleets (1841-1843)
  52. Compass Department (1842-1917)
  53. Medical Department of the Navy (1844-1917)
  54. Hydrographic and Harbour Department (1856-1862)
  55. Department of the Chief Constructor of the Navy (1860-1875)
  56. Hydrographic Department (1862-1964)
  57. Transport Department (1862-1917)
  58. Royal Naval College Dartmouth (1863-present)
  59. Office of the Admiralty Chemist (1867-1870)
  60. Naval Stores Department (1869-1966)
  61. Contract and Purchase Department (1869-1964)
  62. Chemical Department (1870-1956)
  63. Department of the Surveyor of Dockyards, (1872-1885)
  64. Admiralty Experiment Works (1872-1977)
  65. Royal Naval College Greenwich (1873-1998)
  66. Department of the Director of Naval Construction (1875-1966)
  67. Royal Naval Engineering College (1880-1995)
  68. Department of the Director of Dockyards, (1885-1957)
  69. Naval Intelligence Department (1887-1912)
  70. Naval Ordnance Stores Department (1891-1918)

7) Admiralty Department's 20th Century

  1. Office of the Judge Advocate of the Fleet (1660-2008)
  2. Office of the Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet (1668-1870)
  3. Counsel to the Admiralty (1673-1995)
  4. Nautical Almanac Office (1675-1998)
  5. Royal Observatory Greenwich (1675-1998)
  6. Admiralty Secretariat, (1690-1932)
  7. Office of the Solicitor to the Admiralty (1692-1964)
  8. Greenwich Hospital Department (1692-1869)
  9. Office of the Hydrographer of the Navy (1796-present)
  10. Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty (1800-1910)
  11. Admiralty Record Office (1809-1964)
  12. Nautical Almanac Office (1832-present)
  13. Nautical Almanac Office (1832-present)
  14. Victualling Department (1832-1964)
  15. Department of the Accountant-General of the Navy (1832-1932)
  16. Office of the Military Knights of Windsor (1833-present)
  17. Architectural and Engineering Works Department (1837-1919)
  18. Compass Department (1842-1917)
  19. Medical Department of the Navy (1844-1917)
  20. Hydrographic and Harbour Department (1856-1862)
  21. Hydrographic Department (1862-1964)
  22. Transport Department (1862-1917)
  23. Royal Naval College Dartmouth (1863-present)
  24. Office of the Admiralty Chemist (1867-1870)
  25. Naval Stores Department (1869-1966)
  26. Contract and Purchase Department (1869-1964)
  27. Chemical Department (1870-1956)
  28. Admiralty Experiment Works (1872-1977)
  29. Royal Naval College Greenwich (1873-1998)
  30. Department of the Director of Naval Construction (1875-1966)
  31. Royal Naval Engineering College (1880-1995)
  32. Department of the Director of Dockyards, (1885-1957)
  33. Naval Intelligence Department (1887-1912)
  34. Department of the Medical Director-General of the Navy, (1917-2002)
  35. Naval Ordnance Stores Department (1891-1918)
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