Port Admiral Portsmouth

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Office of the Port Admiral, Portsmouth
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Navy Department
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral, Peter G. La Niece
Formation1971-1996

The Port Admiral, Portsmouth was a senior Royal Navy appointment first created on July 1971. In September 1971 all remaining flag officers in the Royal Navy holding the position of Admiral Superintendent at Royal Dockyards were re-designated as Port Admirals. This office was held jointly with the office of Flag Officer, Spithead until August 1975 when that post holders title was altered to Flag Officer, Portsmouth..

History

The office of the Port Admiral, Portsmouth was a senior Royal Navy appointment first created on July 1971. On 15 September 1971 all remaining flag officers in the Royal Navy holding dual positions of Admiral Superintendents at Royal Dockyards were re-designated as Port Admirals. This office was held jointly with the office of Flag Officer, Spithead,[1] until August 1975 when that post holders title was altered to Flag Officer, Portsmouth it remained a dual appointment until October 1996 when it was abolished.

Office Holders

References

  1. Whitaker, Joseph (1973). Whitaker's Almanack. London, England: J. Whitaker & Sons. p. 461.
  2. "Obituary: Rear-Admiral 'Mack' McArdle". The Daily Telegraph Newspaper. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  3. North, John (2019). SONS OF TUBAL-CAIN: A HISTORY OF ARTIFICERS IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1868-2010. Leicester, England.: Troubador Publishing Ltd. p. 142. ISBN 9781838591519.
  4. Goldman, Lawrence (2013). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2005-2008. Oxford, England.: OUP Oxford. p. 1115. ISBN 9780199671540.