Admiral-Superintendent, Rosyth Dockyard

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Office of the
Admiral-Superintendent, Rosyth Dockyard
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Department of Admiralty
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorCaptain-Superintendent, Rosyth Dockyard
FormationMay, 1915
First holderRear-Admiral Sir Henry Harvey Bruce
Final holderRear-Admiral William T.C. Ridley
AbolishedSeptember, 1971
SuccessionPort Admiral Rosyth

The Admiral-Superintendent, Rosyth Dockyard was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from 1915 to 1926 and again from 1939 to 1971. The office holder was responsible for the command of Rosyth Dockyard.[1]


The office was first created in May 1915 following the appointment of Rear-Admiral Sir [Henry Harvey Bruce]]. The office holder was responsible for the command and control of Rosyth Dockyard until 1926 before being placed in abeyance.[2] In September, 1939 the office was revived. In September 1966 was appointed as the final Rear-Admiral William T.C. Ridley. In September 1971 this office was res designated Port Admiral, Rosyth.

Office Holders

Additional joint titles

From April, 1922 until June, 1926 this office holder held the additional joint title of Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland


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