\ɐlˈɒθiːˌɪzəm], \ɐlˈɒθiːˌɪzəm], \ɐ_l_ˈɒ_θ_iː__ˌɪ_z_ə_m]\
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Board of Admiralty
- organized by Continental Congress, October 28, 1779, from earlier more numerous Committee. consisted two members Congress five others and had charge of all naval marine affairs. It was abolished February 7, 1781, upon the creation Secretary Marine.