Port Admiral Devonport

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Office of the Port Admiral, Devonport
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Navy Department
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command, (1969-1983)
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed

The Port Admiral, Devonport was a senior Royal Navy appointment first created in 1970. In September 1971 all remaining flag officers in the Royal Navy holding dual positions of Admiral Superintendents at Royal Navy Dockyards were re-designated as Port Admirals.[1] This office was held jointly with that of Flag Officer, Plymouth. It abolished in 1996.


On 30 December 1970, Vice-Admiral J R McKaig CBE was appointed as Port Admiral, Her Majesty's Naval Base, Devonport, and Flag Officer, Plymouth. On 15 September 1971, all Flag Officers of the Royal Navy holding positions of Admiral Superintendents at Royal Dockyards were restyled as Port Admirals.[2]

Office Holders


  1. Hampshire, Arthur Cecil (1975). The Royal Navy Since 1945: Its Transition to the Nuclear Age. London, England.: Kimber. p. 241.
  2. "Dockyard Timeline: 1971 – Admiral Superintendents become Port Admirals". Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  3. Who was who. London, England: St. Martin's Press. 1996. p. 371. ISBN 9780312293666.
  4. "Obituaries: Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Berger". The Daily Telegraph Newspaper. London, England. 28 October 2003. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  5. Whitaker, Joseph (1983). An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord, Volume 115. London, England.: J. Whitaker. p. 470.
  6. Whitaker, Joseph (1987). Whitaker's Almanack. London, England.: J. Whitaker & Sons. p. 466.