Admiral-Superintendent, Gibraltar Dockyard

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Office of the
Admiral-Superintendent, Gibraltar Dockyard
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H.M. Dockyard, Gibraltar
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorSenior Naval Officer-in-Charge of all Naval Establishments, Gibraltar
Formation17 December, 1920
First holderRear-Admiral Henry Bertram Pelly
Final holderRear-Admiral A. Rodney B. Sturdee
AbolishedSeptember 1971
SuccessionPort Admiral, Gibraltar

The Admiral-Superintendent, Gibraltar Dockyard was a senior Royal Navy appointment established on 17 December, 1920 when it replaced the earlier office of Senior Naval Officer-in-Charge of all Naval Establishments, Gibraltar. It was formed then abolished on two occasions the first from 1920 to 1941, then finally from 1945 to 1971. On 15 September 1971 when all remaining flag officers in the Royal Navy holding dual positions of Admiral Superintendents at Royal Dockyards were renamed as Port Admirals.[1] The previous office of Admiral-Superintendent, Gibraltar Dockyard was abolished and this office holder then assumed those duties and a new title.

History

The office was first created on 17 December, 1920 following the appointment of Rear-Admiral Henry Bertram Pelly The office holder was responsible for the control and direction of the Gibraltar Dockyard. On 26 June, 1941 this office was abolished and replaced by the Commodore-Superintendent, Gibraltar Dockyard until 15 August, 1945 when it was revived. The final post holder was Rear-Admiral A. Rodney B. Sturdee from October, 1969 to September, 1971. The office was finally aboliahed and replaced by a new post Port Admiral, Gibraltar.

Office Holders

  1. Rear-Admiral Henry Bertram Pelly, 17 December, 1920 – 7 February, 1922. (also Rear-Admiral-in-Charge, Gibraltar).
  2. Rear-Admiral Richard Greville Arthur Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, 7 March, 1925 – 12 March, 1927. (ditto).
  3. Rear-Admiral Cyril S. Townsend, 12 March, 1927 – April, 1929, (ditto).
  4. Rear-Admiral Berwick Curtis, 22 March, 1929 – 30 March, 1931, (ditto).
  5. Rear-Admiral Thomas N. James, 20 March, 1931 – 2 May, 1933, (ditto).
  6. Rear-Admiral Francis M. Austin, 2 May, 1933 – 14 April, 1935, (ditto).
  7. Rear-Admiral James M. Pipon, 20 April, 1935 – 23 April, 1937, (ditto).
  8. Rear-Admiral Alfred E. Evans, 23 April, 1937 – 23 May, 1939, (ditto).
  9. Rear-Admiral Norman Atherton Wodehouse, 23 May, 1939 – November 1939, (ditto).
  10. Vice-Admiral Sir Dudley Burton Napier North, 1 November, 1939 - 26 June, 1941. (also Vice-Admiral-in-Charge, Gibraltar).
  11. Vice-Admiral Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley, 15 August, 1945 - 1 June, 1946.(ditto).
  12. Vice-Admiral Ernest R. Archer, January, 1947 – July, 1948, (ditto).
  13. Rear-Admiral, Patrick W.B. Brooking: June 1948-June 1950, (ditto).
  14. Vice-Admiral Lord Ashbourne: June 1950-May 1952
  15. Rear-Admiral St. John A. Micklethwait: May 1952-October 1953
  16. Rear-Admiral Harry P. Currey: October 1953-May 1956
  17. Rear-Admiral Roy S. Foster-Brown: May 1956-February 1959
  18. Rear-Admiral Philip F. Powlett: February 1959-March 1962
  19. Rear-Admiral Erroll N. Sinclair: March 1962-April 1964
  20. Rear-Admiral Erroll N. Sinclair: April 1964-July 1964
  21. Rear-Admiral Thomas W. Best: July 1964-November 1966
  22. Rear-Admiral Michael F. Fell: November 1966-April 1968
  23. Rear-Admiral Ian W. Jamieson: April 1968-October 1969
  24. Rear-Admiral A. Rodney B. Sturdee: October 1969-September 1971

References

  1. "1971 - Admiral Superintendents become Port Admirals - Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust". portsmouthdockyard.org.uk. Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust. Retrieved 10 March 2020.