\kˈiːfɪkˌɪl], \kˈiːfɪkˌɪl], \k_ˈiː_f_ɪ_k_ˌɪ_l]\
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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.