Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth

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Office of the
Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorAdmiral Commanding on the Coast of Scotland (1913-1916)
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland (1919-1939)
Formation1916, 1939
First holderAdmiral Sir Frederick T. Hamilton
Final holderAdmiral Sir William J. Whitworth
Abolished1919, 1946
SuccessionFlag Officer Commanding, Rosyth

The Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth is a senior British Royal Navy appointment first from July, 1916 to March, 1919 and again from August, 1939 to July, 1946.[1]

The office holder was responsible for control and direction of the Rosyth Command.

History

Prior to 1916 the Royal Navy command in Scotland was known as the Coast of Scotland Station until July, 1916 when it was renamed Rosyth Command until March, 1919 when it reverted back to its original name.[2] Subsequently the original post of Admiral Commanding on the Coast of Scotland was re titled as Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth, and in March 1919 the previous name was altered to Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland.[3] In August, 1939 the Coast of Scotland Station was renamed Rosyth Command,[4] and the former commander-in-chief's title was restored.[5] In July, 1946 Rosyth Command was reduced the Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth now became Flag Officer Commanding, Rosyth.[6]

Office Holders

Included:[7]

  1. Admiral Sir Frederick T. Hamilton, 1 July, 1916 – 4 October, 1917
  2. Admiral Sir Cecil Burney, 13 October, 1917 – 30 March, 1919
  3. Vice-Admiral Sir Charles G. Ramsey, 25 August, 1939 – 1 June, 1942.[8]
  4. Admiral Sir Wilbraham T. R. Ford, 1 June, 1942 – 1 June, 1944
  5. Admiral Sir William J. Whitworth, 1 June, 1944 – 17 July, 1946

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (5 June 2018). "Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. Harley and Lovell. (5 June 2018). Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.
  3. Harley and Lovell. (5 June 2018). Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.
  4. Admiralty, British. (December 1940) The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. Engalnd. p. 869.
  5. Harley and Lovell. (5 June 2018). Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.
  6. Archives, National (1946). "NAVAL STATIONS (50): Rosyth Command: reduction from Commander in Chief to Flag Officer..." discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Kew, Surrey, England.: National Archives UK. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  7. Harley and Lovell. (5 June 2018). Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project.
  8. Admiralty, British. (December 1940) The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. Engalnd. p. 869.