Admiral Commanding on the Coast of Scotland

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Office of the
Admiral Commanding on the Coast of Scotland
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorNew Command
Formation1913
First holderAdmiral Sir Robert Swinburne Lowry
Final holderAdmiral Sir Robert Swinburne Lowry
Abolished1916
SuccessionCommander-in-Chief, Rosyth

The Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth was a senior British Royal Navy appointment established on 1 July, 1913 to 1 July, 1916.[1]

The office holder was responsible for control and direction of the Coast of Scotland Station.

History

Prior to 1916 the Royal Navy command in Scotland was known as the Coast of Scotland Station until July, 1916 when it was renamed Rosyth Command and this officer was abolished and renamed Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth.[2] In March, 1919 Rosyth Command reverted back to its original name Coast of Scotland Station.[3] Subsequently the Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth, was altered to Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland.[4]

Office Holders

Included:[5]

  1. Admiral Sir Robert Swinburne Lowry, 1 July, 1913 – 1 July, 1916.

Additional Notes

Notes:The Senior Officer on the Coast of Scotland per the web source given by Dreadnought project lists this title. However the Navy list for November 1914 on p.86 lists his title as Admiral Commanding on the Coast of Scotland.

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (5 June 2018). "Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. Harley and Lovell. (5 June 2018). Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.
  3. Harley and Lovell. (5 June 2018). Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.
  4. Harley and Lovell. (5 June 2018). Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.
  5. Admiralty. British. (November 1914). The Navy List. List of Admirals by Seniority. Admirals. H.M.S.O. London. England. p86.