Master Attendant, Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth - 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
1716/08/03  David BartlettADM 6/12
1722/11/031727/05/24 Caleb Wade (d.1732) ADM 6/13/45ADM 6/13
1727/08/251732 Caleb Wade (d.1732) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1727/08/251744/11/30 Richard Dennis (d.bef.1747) ADM 6/13/158

Renewed warrant

ADM 6/13
1735/07/08  George Rosbee ADM 6/14/215ADM 6/14
1736/10/051739/01/05 John Goodwin (d.1755) ADM 6/15/37ADM 6/15
1739/01/061747/08/06 Richard Jenkins ADM 6/15/157ADM 6/15
1744/11/241747/01/01 John Cock ADM 6/16/392

Superannuated bef. 1.1.1747

ADM 6/16
1747/01/011748/10/18 Edward Collingwood (1694-1779) ADM 6/17/185ADM 6/17
1748/10/251756/05/19 Thomas Martin ADM 6/17/393

Superannuated bef.19.5.1756

ADM 6/17
1755/04/191776/10/09 Roger Gastrill (d.1783) ADM 6/18/157ADM 6/18
1756/05/19  Mathew Moriarty ADM 6/18/268ADM 6/18
1761/05/281769/12/20 Thomas Cosway (d.1776) ADM 6/19/320ADM 6/19
1769/12/201770/11/16 William Hammond ADM 6/20/265ADM 6/20
1770/11/16  William Nichelson ADM 6/20/316ADM 6/20
1770/11/16  John Covey ADM 6/20/316ADM 6/20
1776/10/09  Joseph Gilbert ADM 6/21/218ADM 6/21

Other Master Attendant locations

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