Flag Captain, Plymouth Station

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Office of the Flag Captain, Plymouth Station
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Department of Admiralty
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 holderCaptain Lord Frederick H. Kerr

The Flag Captain, Plymouth Station was a senior Royal Navy appointment established 1860 he was the principal staff officer to the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth. The office existed until 1918 when it was renamed to Chief of Staff, Portsmouth Station.

The office holder was a Flag Captain of the Plymouth Station.[1]

Officer Holders


  1. Captain Lord Frederick H. Kerr: May 1860-April 1861
  2. Captain Charles Vesey: April 1861-October 1863
  3. Captain Henry Caldwell: November 1863-February 1864
  4. Captain F. Beauchamp P. Seymour: February 1864-October 1866
  5. Captain George W. Preedy: October 1866-November 1869
  6. Captain Trevenen P. Coode: November 1869-November 1872
  7. Captain Algernon C.F. Heneage: November 1872-November 1875
  8. Captain John O. Hopkins: November 1875-November 1878
  9. Captain William H. Whyte: November 1878-November 1879
  10. Captain William B. Grant: November 1879-November 1882
  11. Captain Richard Carter: November 1882-December 1884
  12. Captain William E. Gordon: December 1884-March 1885
  13. Captain William H. Cuming: March 1885-April 1887
  14. Captain Harry W. Brent: April 1887-September 1888
  15. Captain Richard Duckworth-King: September 1888-September 1890
  16. Captain Arthur T. Brooke: September 1890-April 1893
  17. Captain Bouverie F. Clark: April 1893-May 1896
  18. Captain Charles Johnstone: May 1896-October 1898
  19. Captain Harry T. Grenfell: October 1898-April 1900
  20. Captain Sir Richard Poore, Bt.: April-August 1900
  21. Captain Gerald C. Langley: August 1900-June 1901
  22. Captain Robert S. Rolleston: June 1901-October 1902
  23. Captain Arthur W.E. Prothero: October 1902-October 1903
  24. Captain Cecil F. Thursby: October 1903-January 1905
  25. Captain Montague E. Browning: January 1905-May 1907
  26. Captain the Hon. Edward S. Fitzherbert: May 1907-April 1908
  27. Captain Lionel Halsey: April 1908-April 1911
  28. Captain Arthur L. Cay: April 1911-March 1913
  29. Captain Eric P.C. Back: March 1913-June 1915
  30. Captain Charles F. Thorp: June 1915-July 1917
  31. Captain Cecil H. Fox: July 1917-August 1918


  1. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin. C. Mackie. pp. 73–74. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. Mackie. pp.73-74.