Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet
|Office of the Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet|
Ensign of the Royal Navy
|Reports to||Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station|
|Nominator||Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet|
|Appointer||First Lord of Admiralty|
|Term length||Not fixed (typically 1–2 years)|
|Precursor||Commodore, Second Class Alexander V. Campbell|
|Formation||26 August, 1919|
|First holder||Commodore Second Class Henry W.Parker|
|Final holder||Captain Richard Shelley|
|Abolished||15 June, 1942 ?|
|Succession||Captain of the Fleet, Western Fleet|
The Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. This naval officer of the rank of captain served on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station and was in charge of staff work pertaining to maintenance of material. The post exited from August, 1919 to June, 1942. (possibly longer).
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, Western Fleet was created in 26th August, 1919 the first incumbent of the office was Commodore Second Class Alexander V. Campbell. The final office holder was Captain Richard Shelley.
Post holders included:
- Commodore, Second Class Alexander V. Campbell, 26 August, 1919 – 15 July, 1921
- Captain Frank Larken, 15 July, 1921 – June, 1922
- Captain Charles J. C. Little, after June, 1922 – 20 August, 1924
- Captain Arthur E. F. Bedford, 24 September, 1926 – September, 1928
- Captain Stephen D. Tillard, 12 August, 1928 – 1 August, 1930
- Captain Lachlan D. I. Mackinnon, 1 August, 1930 – 18 August, 1932
- Captain St. Aubyn B. Wake, 18 August, 1932 – August, 1933
- Captain William J. Whitworth, August, 1933 – 1935
- Captain Richard J. R. Scott, 25 September, 1935 – 20 February, 1938
- Captain Charles E. Hotham, 12 March, 1938 – 4 February, 1940
- Captain Richard Shelley, 4 February, 1940 – 15 June, 1942
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