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  Admiralty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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 AUCKLAND - LoveToKnow Article on AUCKLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In ;4 he held office for a few months as first lord of the admiralty,)ved himself to be a painstaking and laborious legislator, and ioted himself specially to the improvement of native schools, nmitted to his care.
Lord Auckland had the double mortifican of seeing his policy a complete failure and of being superLed before his errors could be redified.
In 1846 he was made ;t lord of the admiralty, which office he held until his death, the 1st of January 1849.
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 Encyclopedia: William Ewart Gladstone
Lord Stanley became Prime Minister in 1858 but Gladstone declined a position in his government because he did not want to work with Benjamin Disraeli, then Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons.
Lord Palmerston formed a new mixed government with Radicals added in 1859 and Gladstone joined again as Chancellor of the Exchequer, left the Conservatives and joined the newly formed Liberal Party.
First was the minimization of public expenditure, on the basis that the economy and society were best helped by allowing people to spend as they saw fit.
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 First World War.com - Weapons of War - Tanks
While Hankey produced the first official memo concerning the tank (in a memorandum on 'special devices') on 26 December 1914, it was Swinton who organised a demonstration of the Killen-Strait vehicle to senior politicians in June 1915 - almost a year after the war was underway.
The first combat tank was ready by January 1916 and was demonstrated to a high-powered audience.
The first battle honour awarded to a tank operator went to Private A. Smith, awarded the Military Medal for his actions at Delville Wood on 15 September 1916.
www.firstworldwar.com /weaponry/tanks.htm   (1997 words)

 Encyclopedia: First Fleet
The First Fleet is the name given to the group of people and ships who sailed from England in May 1787 to establish the first European colony in New South Wales.
First contacts were made with the local indigenous people, the Eora, who seemed curious but suspicious of the newcomers.
Unknown to the first European arrivals, it was to be almost two and a half years before other ships arrived with their cargo of new convicts and provisions.
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 Index Lo-Ly
His first five months in office were marked by delays in the start of the school year, accusations of government interference in the media, a downgrading of the credit outlook given by ratings agency Standard and Poor's, and the angry resignation of a minister.
Louly's first act was to announce the formation of a new government, whose composition reflected the need to find solutions to the country's two most pressing problems: the disastrous state of the national finances; and the mounting tension between the Moors and the fl African tribes of the south.
First appointed to the Moscow city council in 1977, he rose to the position of executive committee leader under Mayor Gavril Popov in 1990 and became deputy mayor when Popov was reelected in 1991.
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He remained in office in 1761, when his brother Lord Temple and his brother-in-law Pitt resigned upon the question of the war with Spain, and in the administration of Lord Bute he was entrusted with the leadership of the House of Commons.
In May 1762 he was appointed secretary of state, and in October first lord of the admiralty; and in April 1763 he became first lord of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer.
During the latter period of his term of office he was on a very unsatisfactory footing with the young king George III., who gradually came to feel a kind of horror of the interminable persistency of his conversation, and whom he endeavoured to make use of as the mere puppet of the ministry.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Sir Henry Jackson
From 1905-08 Jackson served as Third Sea Lord and Comptroller of the Navy.
He was selected as the surprise successor to Admiral Fisher upon the latter's spectacular resignation in May 1915 (ironically, given Fisher's known detestation for staff officers).
Despite his cordial (some said insipid) working relationship with First Lord of the Admiralty (and former Prime Minister) Arthur Balfour, Jackson was widely held to be a weak First Sea Lord, overly concerning himself with administrative matters and ineffectually attempting to extend the Dover Barrage.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/jackson.htm   (290 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - Sir Eric Geddes
Lloyd George, by then Prime Minister, transferred Geddes to the admiralty, appointing him first Controller of the Navy in May 1917 and then installing him as First Lord of the Admiralty two months later, replacing the equally formidable (if curiously hesitant in his current role) Sir Edward Carson.
Geddes worked equally well at the admiralty (now with the honorary rank of Vice-Admiral), implementing Carson's convoy policy over the head of firm professional naval opposition (he brought about First Sea Lord Sir John Jellicoe's abrupt dismissal during Christmas 1917 over the latter's refusal to implement the policy).
A "creeping barrage" is an artillery bombardment in which a 'curtain' of artillery fire moves toward the enemy ahead of the advancing troops and at the same speed as the troops.
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 MSN Encarta - Winston Churchill
In 1911 Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith made Churchill first lord of the admiralty, with a mandate to create a naval war staff and to maintain the fleet in constant readiness for war.
Churchill was again first lord of the admiralty, and during the next eight months he did his best to build up the navy, especially in the field of antisubmarine warfare.
This meeting was the first of many historic conferences between them, and from it emerged the Atlantic Charter declaring mutual support between the United States and Britain.
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 A War of Combinations: First Lord of the Admiralty and First Sea Lord - The Churchill Centre
Between 1902 and 1914 the Royal Navy faced two crises of immense proportions: the first was an internal struggle between Fisher and his opponent, Admiral Lord Charles Beresford; the second was the internal reorganization and financial reordering to build a fleet sufficient to deal with any threat that the Kaiser might set to sea.
Fisher’s failing was to exaggerate, to err—as Lord Selborne, a first Lord of the Admiralty, explained to Lord Curzon in 1901.
In all these matters, as in his relations with his fellow Lords of the Admiralty, there were constant upheavals and the continuing new mounds of the mole, to use Fisher’s own analogy, appeared across the political spectrum.
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 GENUKI: English Peerage 1790: Barons 7
William, tenth lord Lovel, his grandson, married Alice, daughter and heiress of John Deincourt lord Deincourt, in whose right he succeeded to the titles of baron Deincourt of Blankley in the county of Lincoln, baron Grey of Rutherfield in the county of Oxford, and baron Fitzalan of Bedal in the county of York.
Charles George, present lord Arden, born 1 October 1756, and elected 1780 and 1784 to represent the borough of Launceston in the county of Cornwal.
HENRY DIGBY, baron Digby of Sherborne; and baron Digby of Geaffiil of the kingdom of Ireland; lord lieutenant and custos rotulorum of the county of Dorset.
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First came his letters, always a heavy drain upon his time; for he had been so long a public man that everybody felt free to consult him, and everybody that consulted him was sure of a polite answer.
Lord John Russell was supposed to occupy a position somewhere between the Premier and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
It was under these circumstances that Lord Palmerston rose to define the position of the Ministry, to vindicate the honor and dignity of the Commons, to avert a collision with the House of Lords, and, in general, to extricate the councils of the nation from an embarrassing and dangerous dilemma.
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 First Lord Of The Admiralty - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The life of George, Lord Anson,: Admiral of the fleet, vice-admiral of Great Britain, and first lord commissioner of the admiralty, previous to, and during, the seven years' war
A letter to the Right Honourable the Earl of Haddington, First Lord of the Admiralty, etc., etc., on forming a register of the proportions and equipment of ships, and of their performance at sea
The private papers of John, Earl of Sandwich,: First Lord of the Admiralty, 1771-1782 (Publications of the Navy Records Society)
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /first_lord_of_the_admiralty.htm   (217 words)

 United Kingdom: Lord High Admiral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Back when the first lord of the Admiralty was a senior member of the cabinet, the flag was used by the Admiralty Board, to which the powers of lord high admiral had been delegated by the crown.
The Admiralty flag is still flown at the foremast head of a warship whenever the Sovereign is embarked because the Sovereign is, at common law, the Lord High Admiral, and retains those functions of the office not especially delegated to the Secretary of State for Defence and the Defence Council.
As a result, the position of Lord High Admiral was taken out of commission, and now inheres in the Queen, who therefore flew the Admiralty flag on her yacht HMS Britannia when it was still in commission.
www.netlinkit.dk /fotw/flags/gb-lha.html   (681 words)

 NATO Who is Who? Secretaries General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1959 he returned to the United Kingdom, where he was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty and a Privy Counsellor, and in 1962 became Assistant Deputy Leader of the House of Lords.
In May 1979 Lord Carrington was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and was Chairman of the Lancaster House Conference, which led to the solution of the Rhodesian problem and the creation of the independent Republic of Zimbabwe in 1981.
In July 1988 Lord Carrington was succeeded as Secretary General of NATO by Manfred Wörner.
www.nato.int /cv/secgen/carring.htm   (222 words)

 First_Sea_Lord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The '''First Sea Lord''' is the senior admiral and professional head of the British Royal Navy.
Prior to 1809 naval officers had occasionally served as First Lord of the Admiralty, or president of the Board of Admiralty.
The title of First Sea Lord was first given to the senior naval officer on the Board of Admiralty in 1828.
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 CNN.com - Former Lord Chancellor dies - October 14, 2001
Lord Hailsham served as Lord Chancellor from 1970 to 1974, and again from 1979 to 1987.
For a succession of Conservative Prime Ministers, he served as a trouble-shooter -- First Lord of the Admiralty in the Suez crisis, Tory party chairman in the morale-shattered aftermath and Britain's representative in the talks that led to the first nuclear test ban treaty in l963.
Under Thatcher he served a record 12 years in office as Lord Chancellor combining a respect for the traditions of law with a programme of extensive reform aimed at cutting costs and delays.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/10/14/uk.hailsham   (309 words)

 John Montagu, 1718-1792
First Lord of the Admiralty, rebuilt the English Navy, but America was lost `on his watch'.
By 1764 she was unable to handle her own affairs, by 1766 the doctors decided she was hopeless, and in 1767 she was declared by the Court of Chancery a ward of court for being insane for over two years.
He may have convinced one such friend, Rear-Admiral Molyneux (Lord) Shuldham, to agree to support Martha Ray's children in his will (in any event, Basil Montagu, like his father, was to constantly struggle to reconcile dedication to a professional career (the law) with an apparent complete lack of funds).
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 Encyclopedia article on First Lord of the Admiralty [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
William Juxon, Bishop of Lincoln (First Lord of the Admiralty) 1636 - 1638
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 AllRefer.com - Admiralty (Foreign Government Agencies) - Encyclopedia
Admiralty, in British government, department in charge of the operations of the Royal Navy until 1964.
Five lords commissioners composed the board of Admiralty, each gradually developing his own field of specific responsibility, with the first lord responsible to Parliament.
The navy is now directed by the Admiralty Board of the Defense Council, which consists of 4 naval and 7 civilian members, including the secretary of state for defense, who serves as chair.
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 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the reign of William and Mary, he served as Lord High Admiral (1689) and then First Lord of the Admiralty (1689–1690).
Torrington played an important role in the War of the League of Augsburg, commanding the English and Dutch fleets at the Battle of Beachy Head (June 30, 1690).
In connection with his 1690 operations against the French, the Earl is credited with being the first to use the expression, "fleet in being".
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Arthur_Herbert,_1st_Earl_of_Torrington   (247 words)

 Admiralty : First Lord of the Admiralty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Admiralty (officially Lords Commissioners for Executing the Office of Lord High Admiral) or the Board of the Admiralty is a division of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence overseeing the affairs of the Royal Navy.
The office of 'Admiral of England', or 'Lord Admiral' and later 'Lord High Admiral' was created in approximately 1400.
Control of the Navy was passed to and from the board and the 'Lord High Admiral' a number of times until 1709 when the powers of the 'Lord High Admiral' were legally enshrined in 'the Board of the Admiralty' and its ministerial president the 'First Lord of the Admiralty'.
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 Lord Kitchener
In the Boer War (1899-1902) Kitchener was chief of staff to Lord Frederick Roberts and was responsible for developing strategies to deal with the Boer guerrilla campaign.
Kitchener, he first member of the military to hold the post, was given the task of recruiting a large army to fight Germany.
However, after coming under considerable pressure from Winston Churchill, he First Lord of the Admiralty, he did agree to support the Gallipoli campaign in February 1915.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWkitchener.htm   (871 words)

 Articles - John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He was soon appointed one of the commissioners of the Admiralty under Bedford and a colonel in the army.
In February 1748 he became First Lord of the Admiralty, retaining this post until he was dismissed by the king in June 1751.
He was Postmaster General in 1768, secretary of state in 1770, and again First Lord of the Admiralty from 1771 to 1782.
www.gaple.com /articles/John_Montagu,_4th_Earl_of_Sandwich   (834 words)

 Admiralty law and popular musical culture
Consequently, this article does not claim to be a comprehensive account of admiralty law as reflected in popular musical culture, but merely the author's gleanings of the most interesting bits from a vast repertoire.
This becomes obvious when we learn that the First Lord of the Admiralty is not a judicial post but a political appointment to the cabinet.
In the opera's first act, the Dutchman comes on land and, while showing Daland, a Norwegian sea captain, a large fortune, tells him that he is looking for a wife.
tarlton.law.utexas.edu /lpop/etext/jmlc/lewis31.htm   (1656 words)

 Viscounts Melville Papers
Created Viscount Melville in 1802, he held office as treasurer of the navy, 1782-1800; lord of trade, 1784-1786; home secretary, 1791-1794; president of the board of Control for Indian Affairs, 1793-1801; secretary at war, 1794-1801; and first lord of the admiralty, 1804-1805.
The correspondence is fullest from 1794 to 1805 and relates to his tenure as secretary at war and first lord of the admiralty.
The papers of Robert Dundas are primarily related to his office as first lord of the admiralty.
www.clements.umich.edu /Webguides/Arlenes/M/Melville.html   (691 words)

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