Chief of Fleet Support
|Office of the Chief of Fleet Support|
Ensign of the Royal Navy
|Department of the Admiralty|
|Member of||Board of Admiralty, Admiralty Board|
|Reports to||First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff|
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed|
|Inaugural holder||Vice Admiral Sir Raymond Hawkins|
The Chief of Fleet Support or formally the Office of the Chief of Fleet Support was a former appointment of the Royal Navy created in 1964. In 2007 the office holder was given additional duties in a joint capacity when it replaced by the Office of Chief of Materiel (Fleet) and Chief of Fleet (Support).
The origin of this appointment dates back to 1830 when the post of Fourth Naval Lord was created. In 1964 the office of the Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Supplies and Transport was renamed the Office of the Chief of Fleet Support with a wider remit of duties. In 2007 the office holder was given additional duties in a joint capacity when it replaced by the Office of Chief of Materiel (Fleet) and Chief of Fleet (Support). The post holder was responsible for the logistical support and the supply chain of the royal navy.
- Vice Admiral Sir Raymond Hawkins 1964-1967
- Admiral Sir Francis Turner 1967-1971
- Vice Admiral Sir Allan Trewby 1971-1974
- Admiral Sir Peter White 1974-1977
- Vice Admiral Sir James Eberle 1977-1979
- Vice Admiral Sir William Pillar 1979-1981
- Vice Admiral Sir James Kennon 1981-1983
- Vice Admiral Sir Anthony Tippet 1983-1986
- Vice Admiral Sir Benjamin Bathurst 1986-1989
- Vice Admiral Sir Jock Slater 1989-1991
- Vice Admiral Sir Neville Purvis 1991-1994
- Vice Admiral Sir Toby Frere 1994-1997
- Vice Admiral Sir John Dunt 1997-2000
- Rear Admiral Brian Perowne 2000-2001
- Rear Admiral Jonathon Reeve 2001-2004
- Rear Admiral Paul Boissier 2004-2006
- Rear Admiral Amjad Hussain 2006-2007
Departments under the office
- Auxiliary Patrol Office
- Department of the Director of Dockyards
- Defence Equipment and Support (Fleet)
- DE&S Investment Board
- Department of the Director of Mineweeping
- Department of the Director of Naval Equipment
- Department of the Director, Naval Stores
- Department of the Director of Victualling, (1878-1964)
- Dockyard Expense Accounts Department
- Naval Bases Operating Centre
- Office of the Comptroller of Victualling, (1832-1870)
- Office of the Director of Transports, (1855-1857)
- Office of the Director of Prisoners of War, 1855-1857)
- Office of the Director of Transport Service, (1862-1896)
- Office of the Director Ships Acquisitions
- Office of the Director Ships Support
- Office of the Director Submarines Acquisitions
- Office of the Director Submarines Support
- Office of the Superintendent of Victualling, (1870-1878)
- Royal Navy Bases
- Superintendent of Transports, (1829-1855)
- Transport Department
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