Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet

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Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Grand Fleet
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–2 years)
PrecursorCommander-in-Chief, Home Fleets
Formation4 August, 1914
First holderAdmiral Sir John Jellicoe.
Final holderAdmiral Sir David Beatty.
Abolished6 March, 1919
SuccessionCommander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet

The Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. This naval officer of the rank of Admiral commanded the British Grand Fleet during World War One. The office exited from August 1914 until April 1919 .[1]

History

The office of Commander-in-Chief was on 4 August 1914, the first incumbent of the office was Admiral Sir John Jellicoe.[2] The final office holder was Admiral Sir David Beatty from December, 1916 to April, 1919.[3]

Office Holders

Included:[4]

  1. Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, 2 August, 1914 – December 1916.
  2. Admiral Sir David Beatty, December 1916 – April 1919.

Footnotes

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (8 January 2019). "Grand Fleet - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.
  3. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.
  4. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.

Bibliography

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (8 January 2019). "Grand Fleet - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 13 November 2019.