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Admiralty Board

Corbett, Thomas (d. 1751), secretary of the Admiralty board

A Thing ‘Unknown to Law’: the Strange Case of the Admiralty Transport Arbitration Board

WEBB, Arthur Brooke (1918 - 2008), Flag Officer, Admiralty Interview Board, 1973–75

ANDERSON, (Charles) Courtney (1916 - 2008), Flag Officer, Admiralty Interview Board, 1969–71

DUNT, John (Hugh) (born 1944), Chief of Fleet Support and Member, Admiralty Board, 1997–2000

GOLDSMITH, William Burgess (1837 - 1912), Admiralty Commissioner on the Cowes Harbour Board

TREWBY, (George Francis) Allan (1917 - 2001), FREng; Chief of Fleet Support and Member of Board of Admiralty, 1971–74, retired

CAMPBELL, Peter (1856 - 1951), retired; Consulting Surgeon for Diseases of the Throat and Ear, Dundee Royal Infirmary; late Surgeon and Agent for the Admiralty; Medical Referee for the Board of Trade

McMULLEN, Morrice Alexander (1909 - 1990), Flag Officer, Admiralty Interview Board, HMS Sultan, Gosport, 1961–64, retired; Director, Civil Defence for London, 1965–68

LAYARD, Michael (Henry Gordon) (born 1936), Second Sea Lord, and Chief of Naval Personnel (Member of Admiralty Board, Defence Council), 1993–95; Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command, 1994–95; Flag Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, 1994–95

MEREWETHER, Edward Rowland Alworth (1892 - 1970), Consultant in Industrial Health, Admiralty; HM Senior Medical Inspector of Factories, Ministry of Labour and National Service, 1942–57, retired; Chief Medical Adviser to Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; Member: Industrial Health Research Board; ILO Corresp. Commission on Industrial Hygiene

DANSON, Francis Chatillon (1855 - 1926), senior partner of F. C. Danson and Co., of Liverpool and London, average adjusters; Representative of the Board of Trade on the Liverpool and London War Risks Insurance Association, Ltd, since the outbreak of the War; Member of Admiralty Transport Arbitration Board since 1914; Member of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board; Chairman of Liverpool Institute Schools; Governor of Sedbergh School, 1909–14; Chairman of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Chairman of Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society; Member of Council of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Institute of Archaeology; Member of the International Law Association; Member of the Tidal Institute

PARSONS, John Herbert (1868 - 1957), Consulting Surgeon, Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital; Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon, University College Hospital; Hon. Fellow and Past President, Royal Society of Medicine, 1936; Fellow of University College, London; temp; Col, AMS; Member of Departmental Committee on Sight Tests, Board of Trade, 1910; on Factory Lighting, Home Office, 1913; on Causes and Prevention of Blindness, Ministry of Health, 1920; Glass-workers Cataract Committee, Royal Society, 1906; Advisory Medical Council, Air Ministry, 1919; Advisory Medical Council, Admiralty, 1922; Member of Medical Research Council, 1928–32; President, Illuminating Engineering Society, 1921

PERRIN, William Gordon (1874 - 1931), Admiralty Librarian; Secretary, Navy Records Society; Hon. Editor Mariner’s Mirror; Hon. Secretary to the Trustees of the National Naval and Nautical Museum; Lieut RNVR, Anti-Aircraft Corps, 1914–16; an Assistant Secretary of the Board of Invention and Research, 1915; Civil Assistant to the Director of Air Services, 1915–17; Secretary to 5th Sea Lord (Director of Air Services), 1917; Lieut-Colonel RAF, 1918–19

CHEATLE, (George) Lenthal (1865 - 1951), Officer of the Grand Cross of Italy, 1910; Chevalier Legion of Honour, France; Surgeon to Nightingale Hospital for Gentlewomen; Consulting Surgeon and Emeritus Lecturer on Surgery, King’s College Hospital; Surgeon to Hospital for Paralysis and Epilepsy, Regent’s Park; Consulting Surgeon to Sevenoaks Hospital; late Member of Consultative Board and Examiner in Surgery, Member Admiralty Departmental Committee, Naval Medical Service

ALLOM, Charles Carrick (1865 - 1947), Founder of White, Allom & Co., London, Montreal, New York, decorative artists and contractors, Contractors to Admiralty and War Office for High Explosive Shells, architectural contractors, London and New York; Past President Faculty Architects and Surveyors; Registered Architect; Vice-President Incorporated Association Architects; Architects Registration Council; Founder of Gosport Aircraft Company; Member of Board of Education’s Advisory Committee on Art Education; Local Government Board Buildings Committee and Reconstruction Council; Royal Commissioner, Brussels, Turin and Rome International Exhibitions 1911 and 1912; Council Empire Exhibition, 1923; Council Yacht Racing Association; Ex-Commodore Royal London Yacht Club

BILES, John Harvard (1854 - 1933), Hon. Vice-President Institution of Naval Architects; MInstCE, MSoc. Nav. Arch., USA; Hon. Memb. Japanese Society of Naval Architects; Order of Osmanieh, 3rd class, 1906; Naval Constructor, Admiralty, 1877–81; Naval Architect and Manager to Clydebank Shipyard, 1881–90; Professor of Naval Architecture, Glasgow University, 1891–1921; has served on Admiralty Departmental Committees on Mercantile Auxiliaries, 1901, Torpedo Boat Destroyer Committee, 1902–03, Warship Designs, 1905; Board of Trade Departmental Committee on Tonnage, 1905–06; Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights; President Engineering Section British Association, 1911; Chairman Boats and Davits Committee, 1912–13; Assessor on Titanic Enquiry, 1912; British Delegate on International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea, 1913; Chairman Admiralty Committee on Submarine Cargo Vessels, 1917; Member Indian Mercantile Marine Committee, 1923–24; Member of Committee on Royal Dockyards and their organization, 1925; Chairman Engineering Joint Council, 1925–26; is Consulting Naval Architect to the High Commissioner for India, and received thanks of Secretary of State in Council for the satisfactory results of the designing and supervising the construction of the river craft for the Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia, 1916–18; has professionally visited India, Australia, United States of America, Canada, Japan, and China, and nearly all European countries

SIMPSON, William John Ritchie (1855 - 1931), Order of St Sava, Serbia, 1918; Director of Tropical Hygiene, Ross Inst. and Hospital for Tropical Medicine; Physician to the Hospital; Emeritus Professor of Hygiene and Public Health, University of London (King’s College); formerly Lecturer on Tropical Medicine, King’s College Hospital; lecturer at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1898–1923; Ex-President Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; formerly Member of the Naval Medical Consultative Board; Member of the Admiralty Committee on Ventilation of Warships, 1912–13–14; Member of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary of State for the Colonies on Medical and Sanitary matters; Member of the Yellow Fever (West Africa) Commission; editor, Journal of Tropical Medicine


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The department in the British Defense Ministry in charge of administering and planning for the Royal Navy.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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