1546 - Royal Patent

The Navy Board was established by Royal Patent, appointing civil officers as Commissioners to serve under the Lord High Admiral as lieutenants of Admiralty, Treasure of Marine Causes, Comptroller, Surveyor, Master of the Ordnance and Clerk of the Ships. Some of these post were already in place but were individually responsible to the King and Lord High Admiral but had no committee structure. (The Navy Board was abolished in 1832.)

Appointment of a Master of Ordnance.