Minister of Shipping
The Minister of Shipping was a British government post created during the First World War
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

 and again during the Second World War
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

. In 1941 it was merged into the position of Minister of Transport
Secretary of State for Transport
The Secretary of State for Transport is the member of the cabinet responsible for the British Department for Transport. The role has had a high turnover as new appointments are blamed for the failures of decades of their predecessors...

 which was then renamed Minister of War Transport.

Ministers of Shipping (1916-21)

  • Sir James Maclay
    James Maclay, 1st Baron Maclay
    Joseph Paton Maclay, 1st Baron Maclay PC , known as Sir Joseph Maclay, 1st Baronet, from 1914 to 1922, was a Scottish businessman and public servant....

     (16 December 1916 – 31 March 1921)

Ministers of Shipping (1939-41)

  • Sir John Gilmour (13 October 1939 – 3 April 1940) (deceased)
  • Robert Hudson
    Robert Hudson, 1st Viscount Hudson
    Robert Spear Hudson, 1st Viscount Hudson CH PC was a British Conservative Party politician who held a number of ministerial posts during the Second World War....

     (3 April – 14 May 1940)
  • Ronald Cross (14 May 1940 – 1 May 1941)
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