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Terry Foreman  •  Link

The Admiralty Committee, a standing committee of the Privy Council for naval affairs (originally appointed on 9 November 1660), was given full powers to act in the Duke's absence when with the fleet as Lord High Admiral, on his behalf at the start of the Second War with the Dutch, and was expanded to include three new members, making a total of 15. By an order of 9 November 1664, it was to meet at least three times a week. beginning on 11 November. and its business had precedence of private affairs. Members of the Navy Board attended only when summoned: e.g., http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1… The committee is variously referred to in subsequent entries as 'Lords of the Admiralty', 'Lords Commissioners', 'Committee of the Lords', and 'the Lords'.
(Per L&M footnote) http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1…

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