Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet

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Office of the Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station
NominatorCommander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet
AppointerFirst Lord of Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–2 years)
PrecursorCommodore, Second Class Alexander V. Campbell
Formation26 August, 1919
First holderCommodore Second Class Henry W.Parker
Final holderCaptain Richard Shelley
Abolished15 June, 1942 ?
SuccessionCaptain 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).[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, 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.[2]

Office Holders

Post holders included:[3]

  1. Commodore, Second Class Alexander V. Campbell, 26 August, 1919 – 15 July, 1921
  2. Captain Frank Larken, 15 July, 1921 – June, 1922
  3. Captain Charles J. C. Little, after June, 1922 – 20 August, 1924
  4. Captain Arthur E. F. Bedford, 24 September, 1926 – September, 1928
  5. Captain Stephen D. Tillard, 12 August, 1928 – 1 August, 1930
  6. Captain Lachlan D. I. Mackinnon, 1 August, 1930 – 18 August, 1932
  7. Captain St. Aubyn B. Wake, 18 August, 1932 – August, 1933
  8. Captain William J. Whitworth, August, 1933 – 1935
  9. Captain Richard J. R. Scott, 25 September, 1935 – 20 February, 1938
  10. Captain Charles E. Hotham, 12 March, 1938 – 4 February, 1940
  11. Captain Richard Shelley, 4 February, 1940 – 15 June, 1942

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (30 March 2020). "Mediterranean Station - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. England: Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  2. Harley and Lovell.
  3. Harley and Lovell.