Commander-in-Chief, 1st Fleet

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Office of the
Commander-in-Chief, 1st Fleet
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
Precursorpreceding office here
FormationJuly, 1912
First holderAdmiral Sir George Callaghan
Final holderAdmiral Sir George Callaghan
AbolishedDecember, 1914
Successionsucceeding office here

The Commander-in-Chief, 1st Fleet was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from July, 1912 to December, 1914. The office holder was responsible for the command of the First Fleet.


The office was created on 31 July, 1912 with the appointment of the only incumbent to hold this office Admiral Sir George Callaghan, the office holder was responsible for the operational command of the First Fleet until December 1914 when the post was abolished. Additionally this office was held jointly with that of the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets also held by Admiral Callaghan.

Office Holder

Commander-in-Chief, 1st Fleet
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Admiral Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir George Astley Callaghan 31 July 1912-December 1914.[1]


  1. Government, H.M. (October 1913). "Flag Officers - Vice Admirals". The Navy List. H.M. Stationery Office. p. 87.