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|Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Leith|
Ensign of the final C-in-C
|Department of Admiralty|
|Reports to||First Naval Lord|
|Nominator||First Lord of the Admiralty of the United Kingdom|
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed|
|Inaugural holder||Rear-Admiral of the Blue, John Byng|
The Commander-in-Chief, Leith or formally Commander-in-Chief at Leith and on the Coast of Scotland was a senior Royal Navy appointment established from 1745 to 1825.
The office holder commanded the Leith Station.
- Rear-Admiral of the Blue: – John Byng, (1745-1746).
- Rear-Admiral of the Red: – Thomas Smith (February 1746-January 1747).
- Commodore Distinction Sir Alexander Cochrane, (1793).
- Vice-Admiral of the Red – Richard Rodney Bligh, (1803 – 1804).
- Rear-Admiral of the White – James Vashon, (April 1804-1808). (promoted 9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the Red)
- Rear-Admiral of the Red: – Edmund Nagle, (July 1808 - July, 1810). (promoted to V.Adm July 1810).
- Rear-Admiral of the Red William Albany Otway, (July, 1810 - November, 1813).
- Rear-Admiral of the Blue: – William Johnstone Hope, (November, 1813 - August, 1818).
- Rear-Admiral of the Red: – Robert Waller Otway, (August 1818 – 24 November 1821).
- Vice-Admiral of the White: – Sir John P. Beresford, (1821-1825).
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- "Admiral Sir Robert Waller Otway (1770-1846) - National Maritime Museum". collections.rmg.co.uk. Royal Museums Greenwich. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
- Marshall, John (1835). Royal Naval Biography; Or, Memoirs of the Services of All the Flag-officers, Superannuated Rear-admirals, Retired-captains, Post-captains, and Commanders, Whose Names Appeared on the Admiralty List of Sea Officers at the Commencement of the Present Year, Or who Have Since Been Promoted; Illustrated by a Series of Historical and Explanatory Notes ... With Copious Addenda: Commanders, flag-officers, captains. London, England: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. p. 478.