Admiralty Board (United Kingdom)

The Admiralty Board is the body established under the Defence Council of the United Kingdom for the administration of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom. It meets formally only once a year, and the day-to-day running of the Royal Navy is conducted by the Navy Board, which does not include any ministers.

Admiralty Board
Flag of the Admiralty Board
Agency overview
Preceding agency
Jurisdiction United Kingdom
HeadquartersWhitehall, Westminster, London
Agency executive
Parent agencyDefence Council

The Admiralty Board was established with the abolition of the Board of Admiralty and the integration of the three service ministries into the Ministry of Defence.

The board is chaired by the Secretary of State for Defence and includes the professional heads of the navy, as well as various ministers and civil servants of the Ministry of Defence.

Membership of the Board

The composition is as follows:[2]

In addition, the following are usually in attendance:

Notes: Secretariat support is provided by the Naval Staff Policy/Secretariat and Sec/1SL.

See also


  1. "Ben Wallace Named New Defence Secretary". Forces Network. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  2. Government, H.M. "Admiralty Board, Royal Navy". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  3. "Admirable". Daily Telegraph. 8 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
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