1771-82    Earl of Sandwich
1782-83    Admiral Viscount Keppel
1783         Admiral Viscount Howe
1783         Admiral Viscount Keppel
1783-88    Admiral Viscount Howe
1788-94    Earl of Chatham
1794-01    Earl Spencer
1801-04    Earl of St. Vincent
1804-05    Viscount Melville
1805-06    Admiral Lord Barham
1806         Hon. Charles Grey
1806-07    Thomas Grenville
1807-10    Lord Mulgrave
1810-12    Charles Yorke
1812-27    Viscount Melville
1827-28    H.R.H. Prince William *
1828-30    Viscount Melville
1830-34    Sir James Graham
1834-35    Lord Auckland
1835-41    Earl of Minto
1841-46    Earl of Haddington
1846         Earl of Ellenborough
1846-49    Earl of Auckland
1849-52   Sir Francis Baring
* = Lord High Admiral  n.b no First
Lord of the Admiralty