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|Creator||Great Britain. Admiralty.|
Great Britain. Admiralty : Admirals' Journals (ADM 50)
Great Britain. Admiralty. Accounting Department : miscellanea, various (ADM 49)
Great Britain. Admiralty: Ships' Musters (ADM 38)
Great Britain. Admiralty. Admiralty and Secretariat : registers, returns, and certificates: returns of officers' services (ADM 9)
Great Britain. Admiralty. Admiralty and Secretariat : miscellanea (ADM 7)
MG 12 ADM 50
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
The Admiralty was the authority responsible for the command of the Royal Navy in the Kingdom of England, and later in Great Britain, and until 1964 in the United Kingdom. Originally exercised by a single person, the Lord High Admiral, the Admiralty was from the early 18th century onwards almost invariably put "in commission" and exercised by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, who sat on the Board of Admiralty. The Board of Admiralty consisted of a number of Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. The Lords Commissioners were always a mixture of admirals, known as Naval Lords or Sea Lords, and Civil Lords, normally politicians. The quorum of the Board was two commissioners and a secretary.
This collection consists of journals kept by admirals of the Royal Navy between 1702 and 1911. It also consists of bundles of miscellaneous papers from the period from 1658 to 1862. Additionally, it consists of ships' muster books for the period 1793 to 1878. It also consists of original returns of officers' services which were signed by the officers concerned and submitted to the Admiralty Board between 1817 and 1822 and in 1846.