\wˈɒltə pˈɪstən], \wˈɒltə pˈɪstən], \w_ˈɒ_l_t_ə p_ˈɪ_s_t_ə_n]\
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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.