Flag Officer-in-Charge, Liverpool

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Office of the
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Liverpool
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Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Plymouth Station (1938-1939)
Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches (1939-1945)
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorSenior Naval Officer, Liverpool
First holderVice-Admiral Lewis Gonne Eyre Crabbe
Final holderVice-Admiral James Wilfred Sussex Dorling

The Flag Officer-in-Charge, Liverpool [1] was a senior British Royal Navy appointment created during World War Two. The office holder was responsible for the naval command of Liverpool.[2]

Office Holders

  1. Vice-Admiral Lewis Gonne Eyre Crabbe, (retd), 12 October, 1938 – 14 December, 1940.[2]
  2. Rear-Admiral James Stuart McLaren Ritchie, RN (retd), 14 December, 1940 - 15 August, 1944.[3]
  3. Vice-Admiral James Wilfred Sussex Dorling, RN (retd), 15 August, 1944 - 10 April, 1946.[4]


  1. Pearson, Robert (2015). Gold Run: The Rescue of NorwayÕs Gold Bullion from the Nazis, 1940. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.: Casemate. p. 207. ISBN 978-1-61200-286-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (18 April 2019). "Liverpool - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. England: Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  3. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945 - R". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  4. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  --  D". www.unithistories.com. Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 3 September 2020.