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|Office of the Treasurer of the Navy|
Ensign of the Royal Navy
|Department of the Admiralty|
|Member of||Navy Board (1546-1832)|
|Reports to||First lord of the Admiralty|
|Nominator||First lord of the Admiralty|
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed (typically 3–7 years)|
|Inaugural holder||Robert Legge|
The Treasurer of the Navy  was a civilian officer of the Royal Navy, he was one of the Principle Commissioners of the Navy Board  from 1546 to 1832, although a member of the board his office was semi-autonomous. The office-holder was responsible for the direction and control of Naval Finance of the Royal Navy. The office was a political appointment, and frequently was held by up-and-coming young politicians who would later go on to hold more important positions. The post was abolished in 1836 following the abolition of Navy Board and its functions incorporated into those of the Paymaster-General now under the Board of Admiralty.
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