✹ About Wednesday 11 January 1664/65 Bryan on 20 Dec 2017 • Link The Navy Board Just to summarise and clarify.From Vincenzo's (aka cgs, in Aqua Scripto, etc) entry https://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/482/#c2...:"Navy Board OfficialsIntroductionAt the Restoration the offices of the four Principal Officers of the Navy, the Treasurer, Controller, Surveyor and Clerk of the Acts, were re-established, and three Commissioners were appointed to act with them. These officials, known both singly and collectively as Principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy, formed the Navy Board and were jointly responsible under the direction of the Lord High Admiral for the civil administration of the Navy." Treasurer: Sir George CarteretController: Sir John MennesThe Surveyor: Sir William BattenClerk of the Acts: SP esqCommissioners: Sir William Penn, Peter Pett & Lord Berkeley Additions in 1664:Sir William, 2nd Viscount Brouncker Extra Commissioner of the Navy, 1664-66Capt John Taylor was Navy Commissioner at Harwich I don't think it's correct to say that the Commissioners did the admin work. Penn was an admiral. Pett and Taylor were shipbuilders. Brouncker was a mathematician. Perhaps better described as technical experts. The Duke of York, Sandwich and Coventry weren't part of the Navy Board.