Master of ships

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The master of ships is the king on the Iron Throne's advisor charged with running the royal navy and is a member of the small council in King's Landing. Duties of the master of ships include arranging for the building and maintenance of warships, obtaining crews for the warships and commanding naval operations.


During the War of Conquest Daemon Velaryon served as the first master of ships and died during the war in Gulltown when the Targaryen fleet was put to the torch.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

The seat is vacant on the council as Stannis Baratheon has fled King's Landing after the death of Jon Arryn.

A Clash of Kings

After Stannis's attempt to take the capital is defeated by the Lannisters and Tyrells, Lord Mace Tyrell is made master of ships as part of the new alliance.

A Feast for Crows

After the death of Tywin Lannister, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister renames the office grand admiral. She also removes Lord Mace and his bannermen from the council, naming Aurane Waters to the seat.[1] After Cersei's arrest by the Faith, Aurane flees the capital with the new fleet she had commissioned.

A Dance with Dragons

The new regent Ser Kevan Lannister names Lord Paxter Redwyne as the new grand admiral. He remains away from court after the Siege of Dragonstone, and intends to sail his fleet back to the Reach to deal with the Greyjoy attacks there.

List of Known Masters of Ships

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.