Office of the Master of Naval Ordnance
Office of the Master of Naval Ordnance
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Department Admiralty and Marine Affairs Office
Member of Council of the Marine
Member of Navy Office
Part of Office of Ordnance
Reports to Lord High Admiral
Nominator Lord High Admiral
Appointee Monarch of the England
Term Length Not fixed
Inaugural holder Sir William Woodhouse
Final holder Vice-Admiral Sir William Wynter
Formation 1545-1589

The office of Master of Naval Ordnance was an specific post within Office of Ordnance established in 1546 who was initially assigned to the Council of the Marine then later Navy Office who acted as a liaison between both. The post holder was responsible for the supply of naval ordnance for the navy.

1) History

The office of Master of Naval Ordnance was an specific post within Office of Ordnance established in 1546 who was initially assigned to the Council of the Marine then later Navy Office who acted as a liaison between both. The post holder was responsible for the supply of naval ordnance for the navy. The post existed until 1589 when it was abolished.

2) Office holders

  1. Sir William Woodhouse, 1546-1552
  2. Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Wyndham, 1st Lord Felbrigg, 1552-1553
  3. Vice Admiral Sir William Wynter, 1557-1589 (also Surveyor and Rigger of the Navy

3) Sources

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