Master Attendant, Chatham Dockyard - Chatham - British

An officer in the royal dock-yards, appointed to hasten, and. assist at, the fitting-out or dismantling, removing or securing vessels of war, &c. at the port where he resides. He is particularly to observe, that his Majesty's ships are securely moored; and for this purpose he is expected frequently to review the moorings which are sunk in the harbour, and observe that they are kept in proper repair to be always ready when occasion requires. It is also his duty to visit all the ships in ordinary, and see that they are frequently cleaned and kept in order; and to attend at the general musters in the dock-yards, taking care that all the officers, artificers, and labourers, registered in the navy-books, are present at their duty.


Date fromDate toHolderSource
1679/08/12 Richard Vittles ADM 106/342/455ADM 106
1701/11/141701/11/25Thomas Jennings (d.1723)ADM 6/6
1704/01/08 Barrak PittsADM 6/8
1704/01/08 John CaulkADM 6/8
1716/08/031727/08/24Robert Frost (d.bef.1727/28)ADM 6/12
1719/10/201727/08/24James Young (d.bef.1740) ADM 6/12/180ADM 6/12
1727/08/251728/02/07Robert Frost (d.bef.1727/28) ADM 6/13/158

A renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251740/04/28James Young (d.bef.1740) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1728/02/071733/07/27Francis Davis (d.bef.1733) ADM 6/13/193ADM 6/13
1733/07/271752/01/01Robert Aggar (d.1751/52) ADM 6/14/149ADM 6/14
1740/04/281744/11/23Piercy Brett (d.1752) ADM 6/15/282ADM 6/15
1748/10/181755/04/19Edward Collingwood (1694-1779) ADM 6/17/391ADM 6/17
1752/01/211755/03/31John Broome (d.bef.1755)ADM 6/18
1755/03/311769/12/20Michael Goden (d.1771) ADM 6/18/151


ADM 6/18
1755/04/191776/02/29John Towers ADM 6/18/157

Superannuated 29.2.1776

ADM 6/18
1769/12/201770/11/16Thomas Cosway (d.1776) ADM 6/20/265ADM 6/20
1770/11/16 William Hammond ADM 6/20/316ADM 6/20
1776/02/291785/09/21Magnus Falconer (d.bef.1785) ADM 6/21/164ADM 6/21
1785/09/21 John Westcott ADM 6/23/299ADM 6/23
1786/12/12 John Madgshon ADM 6/23/368ADM 6/23

Other Master Attendant locations

Antigua, Antigua Dockyard, Deptford Dockyard, Gibraltar, Halifax, Halifax Dockyard, Harwich Dockyard, Jamaica Dockyard, Kinsale Dockyard, Lisboa, New York Dockyard, Plymouth Dockyard, Port Mahon, Portsmouth Dockyard, Sheerness Dockyard, Woolwich Dockyard,