List of Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

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This is a list of Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty (incomplete before the Restoration, 1660).

The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, were the members of the Board of Admiralty, which exercised the office of Lord High Admiral when it was not vested in a single person. The commissioners were a mixture of politicians without naval experience and professional naval officers, the proportion of the latter generally increasing over time. In 1940, the Secretary of the Admiralty, a civil servant, became a member of the Board.( NB The correct term is Secretary of the Admiralty, not "to".) The Lord High Admiral, and thus the Board of Admiralty, ceased to have operational command of the Royal Navy when the three service ministries were merged into the Ministry of Defence in 1964, when the office of Lord High Admiral reverted to the Crown.

1621 to 1641

1641 to 1661

From the appointment of Warwick until 1660, appointments during this period were made by Parliament or a part thereof.

1661 to 1681

1681 to 1701

1701 to 1721

1721 to 1741

1741 to 1761

1761 to 1782

1782 to 1801

1801 to 1822

1822 to 1841

1841 to 1861

1861 to 1882

1882 to 1901

1901 to 1921

1921 to 1941

1941 to 1964


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