Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth Station

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Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
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Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationC. in C. Ply.
Reports toFirst Sea Lord
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty of the United Kingdom
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderVice-Admiral Philip Durell
Formation1743-1845, 1896-1969

The Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth was a senior Royal Navy appointment established from 1743 to 1845 and again from 1896 to 1969. The office holder was a Port Admiral who commanded the Plymouth Station.

Officer Holder


Office is renamed Commander-in-Chief, Devonport.


  1. Whitaker's Almanacks 1869–1969
  2. "Principal Royal Navy Commanders-in-Chief 1830–1899". Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  3. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin. C. Mackie. pp. 71–72. Retrieved 27 September 2019.