Sergeant of the Admiralty
Droit gatherers would keep records of the goods recovered and expenses incurred by the salvors; so that the respective claims of the Lord Warden and the Ports could be determined. The Sergeant of the Admiralty was the principal droit gatherer and had responsibility for those functions within Dover, as well as for enforcing orders of the Admiralty Court.
The Admiralty Sergeant is, today, another purely honorary position whose main role is to bear the Admiralty Oar before the Lord Warden on ceremonial occasions. The position has been held since 2004 by Patrick Cunningham.