Admiralty FAQs:

Q: Was a Admiralty the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy in the Kingdom of England?

A: Yes, and later in Great Britain, and from 1709 and until 1964 in the United Kingdom and former British Empire.

Q: Was a Admiralty always a civilian while the professional head of the navy came to be known as the First Sea Lord?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a Admiralty transferred to a new Admiralty Board?

A: Yes, and which is a committee of the tri-service Defence Council of the United Kingdom and part of the Ministry of Defence.

Q: Is an Admiralty used in a wider sense?

A: Yes, as meaning sea power or rule over the seas, rather than in strict reference to the institution exercising such power.