Admiral of the Irish Sea
|Office of the|
Admiral of the Irish Sea
|Reports to||High Admiral of England|
|Nominator||Monarch of England|
|Appointer||Monarch of England|
|Term length||not fixed|
usually 1-2 years
|First holder||Admiral Sir William de Leybourne|
|Final holder||Admiral Sir John de Roches|
|Succession||Admiral of the Irish Fleet|
he Irish Fleet was a series of temporary formations assembled for particular naval campaigns of various English Monarch's from the thirteenth to seventeenth century. The formation was commanded by senior officers who's title changed a number of times during its existence. In 1298 the first Admiral appointed by a state document issued by Edward I of England was Sir William de Leybourne who was titled as Admiral of the Irish Sea he was given responsibility to command all English ships operating in the Irish Sea.
Note:Incomplete list of post holders include.
|1.||Admiral||Sir William de Leybourne||1297-1298||Admiral of the Irish Sea and Admiral of the West|||
|2.||Admiral||Sir Gervase Alard||1304-1305||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
|3.||Admiral||John of Argyll||1311-1312||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
|4.||Admiral||John of Argyll||1313-1314||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
|5.||Admiral||Sir William Cray||1315-1316||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
|6.||Admiral||Sir John Athy||1318-1319||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
|7.||Admiral||Sir Simon Driby||1319-1320||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
|8.||Admiral||Sir Robert Leyburn||1322-1323||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
|9.||Admiral||Robert Bataill||1323-1324||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
|10.||Admirals||Sir Robert Bendyn and Stephen Alard||1324-1325||Admiral of the Irish Sea (jointly)|||
|11.||Admiral||Sir Robert Leyburn||1326-1327||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
|12.||Admirals||Sir Richard Holland||1335-1336||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
|13.||Admiral||Sir John Roches||1389-1391||Admiral of the Irish Sea|||
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