\mˈɛstɪzə], \mˈɛstɪzə], \m_ˈɛ_s_t_ɪ_z_ə]\
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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.