Flag Officer Commanding, Rosyth

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Office of the
Flag Officer Commanding, Rosyth
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorCommander-in-Chief, Rosyth (1942-1946)
First holderAdmiral Sir Frederick H. G. Dalrymple-Hamilton
Final holderAdmiral Sir Frederick H. G. Dalrymple-Hamilton
SuccessionFlag Officer Commanding, Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Flag Officer Commanding, Rosyth was a senior British Royal Navy appointment created in July, 1946 until July, 1948.

The office holder was responsible for control and direction of the Rosyth Command.


In May, 1942 the Coast of Scotland Station was renamed Rosyth Command and the former commander-in-chief's title was restored.[1] In July, 1946 Rosyth Command was reduced and the Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth now became Flag Officer Commanding, Rosyth.[2] In July, 1948 this office holders title was changed to Flag Officer Commanding, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Office Holders

Flag Officer Commanding, Rosyth
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Admiral Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Frederick H. G. Dalrymple-Hamilton July, 1946 – July, 1948.


  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (5 June 2018). "Coast of Scotland Station - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. England: Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  2. Archives, National (1946). "NAVAL STATIONS (50): Rosyth Command: reduction from Commander in Chief to Flag Officer..." discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Kew, Surrey, England.: National Archives UK. Retrieved 30 January 2020.