Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard

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Office of the Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard
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Department of Admiralty (1846-1964) Navy Department (1964-1970)
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Plymouth
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
PrecursorAdmiral-Superintendent, Plymouth Dockyard
First holderRear-Admiral, Sir John Louis, Bart.
Final holderVice-Admiral John Rae McKaig.
SuccessionPort Admiral Devonport

The Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard [1] was the Royal Navy officer in command of the Devonport Dockyard from 1846 to December 1970 when the post renamed Port Admiral Devonport.


In 1846 Plymouth Dockyard was renamed Devonport Dockyard and subsequently the Admiral-Superintendent, Plymouth Dockyard was renamed as Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard. In December 1970 the post renamed Port Admiral Devonport. In September 1971 all remaining admiral superintendents ceased to be a Royal Navy appointment and were instead restyled as Port Admirals.

The office holder was responsible for the control and direction of Devonport Dockyard.

Office Holders

See Commodore-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard.


  1. "Royal Naval dockyard staff". The National Archives, UK, 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  2. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). Colin Mackie, p.105. December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.