Commander-in-Chief, Devonport

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Commander-in-Chief, Devonport
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Devonport Station
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
PrecursorCommander-in-Chief, Plymouth
Formation1845
First holderAdmiral of the White: Sir John West
Final holderAdmiral Sir Algernon Lyons
Abolished1896
SuccessionCommander-in-Chief, Plymouth

The Commander-in-Chief, Devonport was a senior Royal Navy appointment first established in 1845. The office holder was the Port Admiral responsible for the control and direction of the Devonport Station. The appointment continued until 1896 when the Devonport Station was renamed the Plymouth Station and this title was abolished.[1]

History

In 1845 the Plymouth Station was renamed the Devonport Station and subsequently the title of the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth was changed to Commander-in-Chief, Devonport. The office exsited until 1896 when the Devonport Station reverted back to its former name.

Office Holders

References

  1. Donnithorne, Christopher (May 2017). "Naval Biographical Database". www.navylist.org. C. Donnithorne. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  2. Heathcote, T. A. (2002). British Admirals of the Fleet: 1734-1995. Barnsley: Pen and Sword. p. 254. ISBN 9781473812703.
  3. Heathcote, T. A. (2002). British Admirals of the Fleet: 1734-1995. Barnsley: Pen and Sword. p. 208. ISBN 9781473812703.
  4. Laughton, Leonard George Carr; Anderson, Roger Charles; Perrin, William Gordon (1960). "The Mariner's Mirror:". The Journal of the Society for Nautical Research. Society for Nautical Research. 46: 54.
  5. Companion to the Almanac, Or Yearbook of General Information for ... London: Knight and Company. 1861. p. 62.
  6. Companion to the Almanac, Or Yearbook of General Information for Volume: 37. London: Knight and Company. 1863. p. 62.
  7. Companion to the Almanac, Or Yearbook of General Information for Volume: 37. London: Knight and Company. 1863. p. 62.
  8. "Augustus Phillimore in ceremonial uniform, as Commander-in-Chief, Devonport". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Kew, Surrey, England: National Archives UK. 1885. Retrieved 29 September 2019.