Vice-Admiral of Cumberland

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Vice Admiral of Cumberland
Active 1559-1835.
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 holder of the post Vice-Admiral of Cumberland [1] was responsible for the defence County of Cumberland, England.

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.

The earliest record of an appointment was of Reginald Beseley 1559–1563.

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.[2]


Vice Admiral of Cumberland[edit]

This is a list of people who have been Vice-Admiral of Cumberland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Admiralty, Great Britain (22 Jul 2005). The Navy List. H.M. Stationery Office, 1814, Original from the University of Michigan, Digitized. p. 130. 
  2. ^ "Vice Admirals of the Coasts from 1660,". web.archive.org. Institute of Historical Research, University of London, March 2016. 

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