Flag Officer, Central Mediterranean

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Office of the
Flag Officer, Central Mediterranean
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Mediterranean
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorFlag Officer-in-Charge, Malta
Formation1943
First holderVice-Admiral Sir Louis Henry Keppel Hamilton
Final holderVice-Admiral Sir Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton
Abolished1946
SuccessionRear-Admiral, Malta

The Flag Officer, Central Mediterranean was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from 1943 to 1946. The office holder was responsible for the command of the Central Mediterranean area.[1]

Office Holders

Flag Officer, Central Mediterranean
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Louis Henry Keppel Hamilton December, 1943 - January, 1945.[2]
2 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton 1 April, 1945 - April, 1946.

Additional titles

Flag Officer, Central Mediterranean held the additional titles of Admiral-Superintendent, Malta Dockyard in charge of the Royal Naval Dockyard and the local command of Malta as Vice-Admiral, Malta.[3]

References

  1. Admiralty, British. (June 1944) The Navy List. Bi Monthly. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London, England. p.857.
  2. The Navy List (June 1944). p.857.
  3. The Navy List (June 1944). p.857.