Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth Station

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Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
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Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationC. in C. Po.
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty Prime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral of the Blue: Sir Robert Holmes
Formation1667–1969

The Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth was a senior appointment and command of the Royal Navy for hundreds of years. The Portsmouth Station was a name given to the units, establishments, and staff operating under the post. The office existed from 1667 to 1969 when it was unified with the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth to create Naval Home Command.

History

The Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth was one of the major Port Admirals of the British Royal Navy for nearly 300 years. He was charged with the control and direction of the Portsmouth Station and its component naval formations, naval shore establishments and staff. In 1969 the office was unified with the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth to create Naval Home Command under a new Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command.

Office Holders

Post holder have included:[1][2]

References

  1. Mackie, Gordon. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Gordon Mackie, February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. Harrison, Simon. "John Graydon (c.1666-1725/26) from National Archives UK: ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May". threedecks.org. Simon Harrison, 2010–2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  3. Charnock, John (1794). Biographia navalis; or, Impartial memoirs of the lives ... of officers of the navy of Great Britain from ... 1660. London, England: R, Faulder. p. 17.
  4. Harrison, Simon. "John Graydon (c.1666-1725/26) from National Archives UK: ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May". threedecks.org. Simon Harrison, 2010–2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  5. Harrison, Simon. "Sir James Wishart (d.1723) from National Archives UK: ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrant Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July". threedecks.org. Simon Harrison, 2010–2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  6. Harrison, Simon. "John Neville (d.1697):from National Archives UK ADM6/7 Commission and Warrant Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan". threedecks.org. Simon Harrison, 2010–2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  7. Harrison, Simon. "Henry Haughton (d.1703) from National Archives UK: ADM 6/5 Commission and Warrant Book 1698 28 Jan.-1699 1 June". threedecks.org. Simon Harrison, 2010–2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  8. Harrison, Simon. "Thomas Warren (d.1699) from National Archives UK: ADM 6/5 Commission and Warrant Book 1698 28 Jan.-1699 1 June". threedecks.org. Simon Harrison, 2010–2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  9. Lincoln, Margarette (2016). British Pirates and Society, 1680–1730. Abingdon, England: Routledge. p. 167. ISBN 9781317171676.
  10. Harrison, Simon. "Basil Beaumont (1669–1703) from National Archives UK, ADM 6/5 Commission and Warrant Book 1698 28 Jan.-1699 1 June". threedecks.org. Simon Harrison, 2010–2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  11. Harrison, Simon. "Sir James Wishart (d.1723) from National Archives UK: ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrant Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July". threedecks.org. Simon Harrison, 2010–2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  12. Harrison, Simon (2010–2018). "Richard Lestock (1678/79-1748)". threedecks.org. S. Harrison. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  13. "Letter regarding CINCHAN appointment" (PDF). NATO. Retrieved 20 February 2015.