The Admiralty was formally the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. The office was created about the year 1400 and lasted until 1964 when it became part of the Ministry of Defence
Admiralty law governs crimes conducted at sea. Admiralty law is also commonly heard as "Maritime Law." Over the course of many years, the Admiralty laws have changed to include crimes conducted by foreign countries.
George Okill Stuart has written: 'Cases selected from those heard and determined in the Vice-Admiralty Court for Lower Canada [1836-1874]' -- subject(s): Cases, Law reports, digests, Admiralty, Maritime law 'Cases selected from those heard and determined in the Vice-Admiralty Court at Quebec'
Vice admiralty courts were juryless courts located in British colonies that were granted jurisdiction over local legal matters related to maritime activities, such as disputes between merchants and seamen.
Admiralty deals with issues such as commerce, navigation, and ship regulation for sailors. Law of the Sea is a more global ideology that defines how countries trade with each other and affect the environment.