Chief of Fleet Support

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Office of the Chief of Fleet Support
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of the Admiralty
Member ofBoard of Admiralty, Admiralty Board
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderVice Admiral Sir Raymond Hawkins
Formation1964-2007

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).

History

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.

Office holders

Departments under the office

At various times included:[1][2][3][4][5]

See also

Footnotes

  1. Archives, The National. "Records of the Surveyor of the Navy and successors". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. National Archives, 1620-1979. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  2. Hamilton, Sir Vesey. "Naval Administration - Part II. - Chapter II". pdavis.nl. Sir Vesey Hamilton, 1896. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation in World War 2, 1939-1945". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 19 September 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. Domville-Fife, Charles W. (2011). The British Submarine Warfare How the German Submarine Menace was met and vanquished (1919) (1. Aufl. ed.). Bremen: Europäischer Hochschulverlag. p. 5. ISBN 9783845711683.
  5. "Defence Equipment & Support organisation chart" (PDF). gov.uk. Ministry of Defence 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2017.