Admiral-Superintendent, Plymouth Dockyard

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Office of the Admiral-Superintendent, Plymouth Dockyard
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral Frederick Warren

The Admiral-Superintendent, Plymouth Dockyard [1] was the Royal Navy officer in command of the Devonport Dockyard from 1837 to 1846 when the post renamed Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard .


In 1837 the first Admiral-Superintendent, Plymouth Dockyard was appointed, In 1843 Plymouth Dockyard was renamed Devonport Dockyard and however the Admiral-Superintendent was not renamed as Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard until 1846 when this office was abolished.

The office holder was initially responsible for the control and direction of Plymouth Dockyard later renamed the Devonport Dockyard.

Office Holders

  • 1837–1841, Rear-Admiral Frederick Warren.
  • 1841–1846, Rear-Admiral Sir Samuel Pym KCB.

This post was not renamed to Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard until 1846


  1. "Royal Naval dockyard staff". The National Archives, UK, 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2017.