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Vice Admiral of North Wales
Active ?-1884
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Type Naval administration
Role Flag of the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom.svg Admiralty court
and Naval Jurisdiction.

The Vice-Admiral of North Wales was responsible for the coastal defence of North Wales. The list of vice-admirals below also includes those of Carmarthen and Pembroke, with which for many years the Vice-Admiralty of North Wales was combined.

History[edit | edit source]

As a vice-admiral, the post holder was the chief of naval administration for his district. His responsibilities included pressing men for naval service, deciding the lawfulness of prizes (captured by privateers), dealing with salvage claims for wrecks and acting as a judge.

In 1863 the Registrar of the Admiralty Court stated that the offices had 'for many years been purely honorary' (HCA 50/24 pp. 235-6). Appointments were made by the Lord High Admiral when this officer existed. When the admiralty was in commission appointments were made by the crown by letters patent under the seal of the admiralty court.[1]

Vice-admirals of North Wales[edit | edit source]

Source (1559–1560):[2]

Source (1660–1884):[3]

Vice-admirals of Carmarthen[edit | edit source]

Source:[3]

Vice-admirals of Pembroke[edit | edit source]

Source:[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Vice Admirals of the Coasts from 1660,". Institute of Historical Research, University of London, March 2016. Archived from the original on 2006-09-28. https://web.archive.org/web/20060928175749/http://www.history.ac.uk/office/viceadmirals.html. 
  2. "Vice Admirals of the Coasts 1558–1660". Institute of Historical Research. http://www.history.ac.uk/office/viceadmirals2.html. Retrieved 15 February 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Vice Admirals of the Coasts from 1660". Institute of Historical Research. http://www.history.ac.uk/office/viceadmirals.html. Retrieved 13 February 2019. 

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