Hydrographer of the Navy - British

Extant from : 1795 until 1870

A post with a remit to gather and distribute charts to HM Ships.

This office was created in 1795 and was invariably held by a naval officer. The salary was originally £500. In 1838 the remuneration was increased to £800 which included an allowance of £300 for a house. In 1865 the salary was fixed at £1000 in addition to half pay. The office was filled on a temporary basis between 1823 and 1829.

'Hydrographer 1795-1870', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), p. 77. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4/p77 [accessed 14 July 2016].


Date fromDate toHolderSource
1808/051823/04/29Thomas Hannaford Hurd (1747-1823)ref:616
1829/051855Francis Beaufort (1774-1857)ref:616