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Encyclopedia > First Lord of the Admiralty

The First Lord of the Admiralty was a British government position in charge of the Admiralty. The post evolved from that of Lord High Admiral and existed in its own right from 1709 until 1964 when it was subsumed into the position of Secretary of State for Defence.


Lords High Admiral and First Lords of the Admiralty, 1628-1709

First Lords of the Admiralty, 1709-1964


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Admiralty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1062 words)
The Admiralty was the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy.
In 1964 the functions of the Admiralty were transferred to a new Admiralty Board, which is a committee of the tri-service Defence Council of the United Kingdom and part of the Ministry of Defence.
Admiralty House: This is a moderately proportioned mansion to the south of the Ripley Building, which was built in the late 18th century as the residence of the First Lord of the Admiralty, and served that purpose until 1964.
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