Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland

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Office of the
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorAdmiral Commanding on the Coast of Scotland
Formation1919
First holderVice-Admiral Sir Herbert L. Heath
Final holderVice-Admiral Sir Charles G. Ramsey
Abolished1939
SuccessionCommander-in-Chief, Rosyth

The Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland is a senior British Royal Navy appointment first from March, 1919 to August, 1939.[1]

The office holder was responsible for control and direction of the Coast of Scotland Station.

History

Prior to 1916 the Royal Navy command in Scotland was known as the Coast of Scotland Station until July, 1916 when it was renamed Rosyth Command until March, 1919 when it reverted back to its original name.[2] Subsequently the original post of Admiral Commanding on the Coast of Scotland was re titled as Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth, and in March 1919 the previous name was altered to Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland.[3] In August, 1939 the Coast of Scotland Station was renamed Rosyth Command,[4] and the former commander-in-chief's title was restored.[5]

Office Holders

Included:[6]

  1. Vice-Admiral Sir Herbert L. Heath, 30 March, 1919 – 31 March, 1922
  2. Vice-Admiral Sir John F. E. Green, 1 April, 1922 – 30 June, 1923 (see additional joint titles)
  3. Rear-Admiral Sir Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt, Bart., 30 June, 1923 – 30 June, 1925 (ditto)
  4. Vice-Admiral Sir Walter H. Cowan, 30 June, 1925 – 2 June, 1926 (ditto)
  5. Rear-Admiral Humphrey W. Bowring, 2 June, 1926 – 2 June, 1928
  6. Rear-Admiral John E. Cameron, 2 June, 1928
  7. Rear-Admiral Theodore J. Hallett, July, 1929 – 6 July, 1931
  8. Rear-Admiral The Hon. William S. Leveson-Gower, 6 july, 1931 – 12 July, 1933
  9. Rear-Admiral Everard J. Hardman-Jones, 12 July, 1933 – 15 July, 1935
  10. Rear-Admiral Robert C. Davenport, ? – 22 July, 1937
  11. Rear-Admiral Evelyn C. O. Thomson, 22 July, 1937 – 3 August, 1939
  12. Vice-Admiral Sir Charles G. Ramsey,3 August, 1939 –25, August, 1939

Additional joint titles

From April, 1922 until June, 1926 this office holder held the additional joint title of Admiral-Superintendent, Rosyth Dockyard

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (5 June 2018). "Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. Harley and Lovell. (5 June 2018). Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.
  3. Harley and Lovell. (5 June 2018). Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.
  4. Admiralty, British. (December 1940) The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p. 869.
  5. Harley and Lovell. (5 June 2018). Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.
  6. Harley and Lovell. Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.