the Admiralty


: a government department formerly in charge of the British Navy

Examples of the Admiralty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As per the Admiralty’s instructions, Cook next headed west. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Now, in the winter of 1882, the Admiralty orders Day to go find him. Alida Becker, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2024 In 1746 the Admiralty convened a court-martial to determine who was telling the truth. Julia Flynn Siler, WSJ, 31 Mar. 2023 The suspects’ main aim was to sway the Admiralty and the public. David Grann, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2023 In 1897, the British Parliament pressed George Goschen, first lord of the Admiralty, about the potential maritime threat posed by a deepening alliance of continental European powers. Foreign Affairs, 22 Feb. 2022 In honor of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, the British Royal Navy held a parade of vessels on 26 June 1897 for the Lords of the Admiralty, foreign ambassadors, and other dignitaries. IEEE Spectrum, 31 May 2019 An official at Deptford advised the Admiralty that the Wager was imprisoned until the river melted. David Grann, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2023

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“The Admiralty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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