Captain of the Fleet, Grand Fleet

From Naval History Archive
Jump to navigationJump to search
Office of the Captain of the Fleet, Grand Fleet
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Ensign of the Royal Navy
Grand Fleet
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet
NominatorCommander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–2 years)
PrecursorCaptain of the Fleet, Home Fleets
Formation4 August, 1914
First holderCommodore First Class Allan F. Everett.
Final holderCaptain Hubert G. Brand.
Abolished6 March, 1919
SuccessionCaptain of the Fleet, Atlantic Fleet

The Captain of the Fleet, Grand Fleet was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. This naval officer of the rank of captain served on the fleet level staff of Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet. The office exited from August 1914 until March 1919 .[1]

History

The post of Captain of the Fleet was originally established in 18th century with the office holder being appointed to assist an admiral or commander-in-chief in the discharging of his duties. The Captain of the Fleet, Grand Fleet was created on August 1914, the first incumbent of the office was Commodore First Class Allan F. Everett.[2] The final office holder was Captain Hubert G. Brand from December, 1916 to 6 March, 1919.[3]

Office Holders

Included:[4]

  1. Commodore First Class Allan F. Everett, 4 August, 1914 – 9 June, 1915.
  2. Commodore, First Class Lionel Halsey, June, 1915 – December, 1916.
  3. Captain Hubert G. Brand, December, 1916 – 6 March, 1919.

Footnotes

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (8 January 2019). "Grand Fleet - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.
  3. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.
  4. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.

Bibliography

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (8 January 2019). "Grand Fleet - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 13 November 2019.