Departments of the Admiralty (1800-1899)

The Department of Admiralty head-quarters building and staff was overseen by the First Secretary to the Admiralty later by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty he was supported by the Second Secretary to the Admiralty later by the Permanent Secretary to the Admiralty Inside the admiralty were a number of other departments and offices.

1) Admiralty Head Quarters

  1. Office of the First Secretary to the Admiralty (1763- 1871)
  2. Department of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (1871-1886)
  3. Office of the Second Secretary to the Admiralty (1782-1857)
  4. Department of the Permanent Secretary (1869-1877), (1882-1964)

2) List of Departments of the Admiralty

  1. Department of the Surveyor of the Navy (1611-1869)
  2. Admiralty Secretariat, (1690-1964)
  3. Greenwich Hospital Department (1692-1895)
  4. Royal Observatory Greenwich (1675-1998)
  5. Office of the Solicitor to the Admiralty (1692-1870)
  6. Office of the Charity for Sea Officers’ Widows (1732-1836)
  7. Royal Naval Academy (1733-1837)
  8. Marine Department (1755-1809)
  9. Marine Pay Department (1755-1831)
  10. Prisoner of War Department (1755-1832)
  11. Office of the Poor Knights of Windsor (1771-1833)
  12. Naval Works Department (1796-1815) superseded by the Department of the Surveyor of Buildings.
  13. Office of the Hydrographer of the Navy (1796-1862)
  14. Sea Fencibles Department (1798-1810/13)
  15. Department of the Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services (1800-1832)
  16. Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty (1801-1910)
  17. Department of the Surveyor of Buildings (1812-1837)
  18. Department of the Store-Keeper General of the Navy (1829-1869)
  19. Nautical Almanac Office (1832-present)
  20. Department of the Physician-General of the Navy (1832-1843)
  21. Dockyard Branch, (1832-1860)
  22. Nautical Almanac Office (1832-present)
  23. Victualling Department (1832-1964)
  24. Department of the Accountant-General of the Navy (1832-1932)
  25. Office of the Military Knights of Windsor (1833-present)
  26. Architectural and Engineering Works Department (1837-1919)
  27. Department of the Inspector-General of Naval Hospitals and Fleets (1841-1843)
  28. Compass Department (1842-1917)
  29. Medical Department of the Navy (1844-1917)
  30. Department of the Chief Constructor of the Navy (1860-1875)
  31. Hydrographic Department (1862-1964)
  32. Transport Department (1862-1917)
  33. Royal Naval College Dartmouth (1863-present)
  34. Office of the Admiralty Chemist (1867-1870)
  35. Naval Stores Department (1869-1966)
  36. Contract and Purchase Department (1869-1964)
  37. Chemical Department (1870-1956)
  38. Department of the Surveyor of Dockyards, (1872-1885)
  39. Royal Naval College Greenwich (1873-1998)
  40. Department of the Director of Naval Construction (1875-1966)
  41. Royal Naval Engineering College (1880-1995)
  42. Department of the Director of Dockyards, (1885-1957)
  43. Naval Intelligence Department (1887-1912)
  44. Naval Ordnance Stores Department (1891-1918)

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