Master Attendant, Deptford Dockyard - Deptford - 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
17021702/02/05 William Wright (d.1735)ADM 6/7
1702/02/091703/05/13 Thomas Jennings (d.1723)ADM 6/7
1703/041705/02/07 Thomas Harlow (d.1741)ref:1059
1705/01/22  Richard Clarke ADM 6/8/145ADM 6/8
1706/12/181707 John KnappADM 6/9
1712/05/211720/02 Thomas Harlow (d.1741)

Resigned about February 1720.

ADM 6/11
1720/02/171727/08/24 Walter Lunn (d.1738/39) ADM 6/12/195ADM 6/12
1727/08/251739/01/06 Walter Lunn (d.1738/39) ADM 6/13/157ADM 6/13
1739/01/061744/11/24 John Goodwin (d.1755) ADM 6/15/156ADM 6/15
1744/11/24  Piercy Brett (d.1752) ADM 6/16/392ADM 6/16
1744/12/011747/08/05 Richard Dennis (d.bef.1747) ADM 6/16/396ADM 6/16
1747/08/05  John Goodwin (d.1755) ADM 6/17/255ADM 6/17
1755/04/191770/11/16 Edward Collingwood (1694-1779) ADM 6/18/157

Superannuated c.16.11.1770

ADM 6/18
1770/11/161776/10/06 Thomas Cosway (d.1776) ADM 6/20/316ADM 6/20
1776/10/09  Roger Gastrill (d.1783) ADM 6/21/218ADM 6/21
17861791 Benjamin Hunter (d.1791)ref:567

Other Master Attendant locations

Ajaccio Dockyard, Antigua Dockyard, Chatham Dockyard, Gibraltar, Halifax, Halifax Dockyard, Harwich Dockyard, Jamaica Dockyard, Kinsale Dockyard, Lisbon, New York Dockyard, Plymouth Dockyard, Port Mahon, Portsmouth Dockyard, Sheerness Dockyard, Woolwich Dockyard,