Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets

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Office of the
Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets
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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
PrecursorCommander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet
FormationJuly, 1912
First holderAdmiral Sir George Astley Callaghan
Final holderAdmiral Sir George Astley Callaghan
AbolishedDecember, 1914
SuccessionCommander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet

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


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

Office Holder

Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets
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.