Port Admiral, Rosyth

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Office of the
Port Admiral, Rosyth
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Navy Department
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorAdmiral-Superintendent, Rosyth Dockyard
FormationSeptember, 1971
First holderRear-Admiral William T.C. Ridley
Final holderRear-Admiral Robert R. Squires
AbolishedDecember, 1983

The Port Admiral, Rosyth was a senior British Royal Navy appointment established on 15 September, 1971 following and order in council all remaining Admiral-Superintendents then serving in the Royal Navy were renamed Port Admirals. The previous office of Admiral-Superintendent, Rosyth Dockyard was abolished and this office holder then assumed those duties a new title.[1] The office existed until December, 1983 when it was abolished.


The office was first created in September 1971 following the appointment of Rear-Admiral William T.C. Ridley. The office holder was responsible for the command of the Port of Rosyth including RN Base Rosyth and the Rosyth Dockyard.[2] December 1983 this office was abolished.

Office Holders


  1. Horseman, Martin; Shaw, Jennifer (March 1982). "Armed Forces". Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies. Shepperton, Surrey, England.: Ian Allan Limited: 369.
  2. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Colin Mackie, p.113, January 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.