||Established on 6 Jan 1797, dissolved 1802/03 (due to Treaty of Amiens 27 Mar 1802),
reconstituted 1806, abolished Jul 1891 (Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act 1890)
John Holland 1798-1802
Henry Winchombe Hartley 1807-1811
George Kekewich 1811-1827
John Wylde 1828-1855
Sydney Smith Bell 1856-1858 & 1864 (acting)
William Hodges 1858-1863 & 1865-1871
Johan Hendrik de Villiers 1872-?
place: Chamber of Commerce, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
ordinary maritime/instance jurisdiction (maritime law) and extra-ordinary prize jurisdiction (iure belli)
1828 Charter of Justice: reorganisation of the court system. The Chief Justice of the Cape Supreme Court ex officio also became the judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court.
further officials: John Harrison (registrator, Jan 1797-?), George Rex (marshal, 1797-1802), BG Rouviere (deputy registrator, actuary & examiner, Nov 1800-?), Thomas Wittenoom (king's proctor, deputy registrar & practitioner, Feb 1798-?)en