Flag Officer, Submarines

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Office of the Flag Officer, Submarines
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Department of Admiralty, Navy Department
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorSecretary State for Defence
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral George Creasy
Formation1944–2004

The Flag Officer, Submarines was a senior appointment and command of the Royal Navy. The office holder is responsible for the control and direction of the Royal Navy Submarine Service. The position was first created in 1944 and existed until 2004 when it was renamed back to its former title of Rear-Admiral, Submarines.

History

The Flag Officer Submarines is a senior appointment and command of the Royal Navy. The office holder was responsible for the control and direction of the Royal Navy Submarine Service that consisted of submarine formations in Home Waters only. The office was first created in 1944 and existed until 2004 when it was abolished.

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