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Agent for Transports - British

Extant from : 1794 until 1862

The Transport Agents were uniformed Navy officers under the employ of the Transport Board, but not being sea officers, were not subject to naval discipline. Their job was to control and organize merchant ships that the government had chartered. To assist them in their duties, Agents had a staff consisting of a Purser, Boatswain, Gunner, and Carpenter, all appointed by warrant and on Navy pay.

Hired vessels with a Transport Agent (always a Royal Navy Lieutenant but termed a Commander) aboard flew a blue ensign and a "plain blue common pendant" and could exercise authority over smaller transports that carried no Agent.


 

Date fromDate toHolderSource
17541756/09
William ShackerlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1776
ADM354
1756/091764/06
William ShackerlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1776
(North America & West Indies)
ADM354
1757/07/13 
David PryceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1775
ADM 6/18/419
ADM 6/18
1759/061760/09
David PryceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1775
ADM354
1759/081762
James RandellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1763
ADM354
1762/081763
James ThorpeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1763
ADM354
17641769
David MeredithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1769
ADM354
17651767
James HollBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1779
ADM354
1767/04 
Henry Francis EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1781
ref:676
1772/111775
James DickensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1794
ADM354
17731781
Henry ChadsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1783
ADM354
1774/031776/05/30
John BourmasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1804
(Boston)
ADM354
1776/041777
Hugh BaikieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1799
ADM354
1778/021782
John ShortlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
ADM354
17991799
George SayerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1819
ref:1041
1841/07/291844/07/02
William BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1829-1846
NBD1849
1841/11/031844
George YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1846
NBD1849
1845/08/081846/10/28
William BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1829-1846
NBD1849