Flag Officer, Cromarty

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Office of the
Flag Officer, Cromarty
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Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationFOC
Reports toSenior Officer on the Coast of Scotland
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
Formation1914
First holderRear-Admiral Edmund Radcliffe Pears
Final holderRear-Admiral, Edmund Radcliffe Pears
Abolished1915
SuccessionSenior Naval Officer, Cromarty

The Flag Officer, Cromarty is a senior British Royal Navy appointment first from August, 1914 to January, 1915.[1] The office holder was responsible for the naval command of Cromarty.

History

This office was created during World War One in August, 1914 with the appointment of Rear-Admiral Edmund Radcliffe Pears. Cromarty was a naval sub command of the Coast of Scotland Station.[2] In January 1915 the office was abolished and replaced by a Senior Naval Officer, Cromarty who held the rank of Commander.[3]

Office Holders

  1. Rear-Admiral Edmund Radcliffe Pears, August, 1914 - 19 January, 1915.[4]

References

  1. Watson, Dr Graham (27 October 2015). "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment, 1914–1918". www.naval-history.net. Graham Smith. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  2. Watson. (27 October 2015).
  3. Watson. (27 October 2015).
  4. Watson. (27 October 2015).