Master Attendant, Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth - 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
1704/01/08 Daniel GarrattADM 6/8
17161716/08/02Robert Frost (d.bef.1727/28)ADM 6/12
1716/08/031720/02/19Ambrose Wareham (d.bef.1722)ADM 6/12
1720/02/201727/08/24Thomas Teddiman (d.1752) ADM 6/12/196ADM 6/12
1727/08/251734/09/30Thomas Teddiman (d.1752) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1734/10/011735/07/07George Rosbee ADM 6/14/195ADM 6/14
1735/07/081743/02/01Philip Parris ADM 6/14/216ADM 6/14
1743/02/021744/04/25Curtis King (d.1745) ADM 6/16/144ADM 6/16
1744/05/261747/01/01Edward Collingwood (1694-1779) ADM 6/16/302ADM 6/16
1747/01/011747/08/11John Broome (d.bef.1755) ADM 6/17/185ADM 6/17
1747/08/111748/09/20Thomas Barnard (d.bef.1748) ADM 6/17/257ADM 6/17
1748/09/201755/04/11John Robins (d.1755) ADM 6/17/384

11.4.1755 Dismissed for neglect of duty.

ADM 6/17
1755/04/11 Benjamin Hall ADM 6/18/154ADM 6/18
1756/04/061767/04/29Amos Hatcher (d.bef.1767) ADM 6/18/251ADM 6/18
1767/04/291776/02/29Magnus Falconer (d.bef.1785) ADM 6/20/167ADM 6/20
1776/02/29 Peter Robinson ADM 6/21/164ADM 6/21
1790/04/14 James Smith ADM 6/24/23ADM 6/24

Other Master Attendant locations

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