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Admiralty Boardof

Admiralty, Board of, the department which has the management of everything relating to the British navy. There are six Lords of the Admiralty, two of whom are civil lords, the four others being naval or sea lords. The senior civil lord, known as the First Lord of the Admiralty, is a member of the Cabinet, and is responsible to Parliament for all the business of the Department. Under the lords of the Admiralty there are the Secretaries, two in number: the Parliamentary and Financial Secretary, whose duties are parliamentary; and the Second Secretary, whose post is a permanent one.