Captain of the Fleet, Home Fleets

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Captain of the Fleet, Home Fleets
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty
Reports toSecond-in-Command, Home Fleets
NominatorFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
PrecursorCaptain of the Fleet, Home Fleet
Formation1912
First holderCommodore First Class William O. Boothby
Final holderCommodore first Class, Allan F.Everett
Abolished1971
SuccessionCaptain of the Fleet, Grand Fleet

The Captain of the Fleet, Home Fleets was senior Royal Navy appointment created on 31 July 1912 until December 1914.

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, Home Fleets was created on 31 July 1912 the first incumbent of the office was Commodore First Class William O. Boothby. The final office holder was Commodore First Class, Allan F.Everett.

Office Holders

Included:[1]

Captain of the Fleet, Home Fleets
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Commodore 1st Class Commodore 1st class command flag RN from 1864.png William Osbert Boothby 31 July 1912 - May 1913
2 Commodore 1st Class Commodore 1st class command flag RN from 1864.png Allan Frederic Everett May 1913 - December 1914

References

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