Captain of the Fleet, Far East Fleet

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Captain of the Fleet, Far East Fleet
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Navy Department
Reports toFlag Officer, Second-in-Command, Far East Fleet
NominatorSecretary of State for Defence
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
PrecursorCaptain of the Fleet, Far East Station
Formation1962
First holderCaptain Terrence D. Herrick
Final holderCaptain David V. Morgan
Abolished1971
SuccessionCaptain of the Fleet, the Fleet

The Captain of the Fleet, Far East Fleet was senior Royal Navy appointment created November, 1962 until March 1971.

History

In November 1962 the Far East Station was re designated the Far East Fleet, the fleet then became a sub command of the new joint services (Air, Army, Navy) Far East Command as its naval element. Captain Terrence D. Herrick then Captain of the Fleet, Far East Station assumed this tile. In November 1971, further consolidation by the Ministry of Defence resulted in the Western Fleet being amalgamated with the Far East Fleet to form a single seagoing command. It was commanded by a four star admiral who held the title Commander-in-Chief Fleet.

Office Holders

Included:[1]

Captain of the Fleet, Far East Fleet
Rank Insig Name Term
1 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png Terrence D. Herrick November 1962 - June 1963
2 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png George C. Crowley June 1963 - January 1965
3 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png Edward F. Gueritz January 1965 - September 1966
4 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png Jack Bitmead September 1966 - May 1968
5 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png David V. Morgan May 1968 - March 1971

References

  1. Mackie, Gordon (February 2020). "Senior Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Scotland: C. Mackie. p. 154. Retrieved 16 February 2020.