Rear-Admiral, Fleet Train, British Pacific Fleet

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Rear-Admiral, Fleet Train, British Pacific Fleet
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Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationRAFT (BPF)
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
FormationDecember, 1944
First holderRear-Admiral Douglas Blake Fisher
Final holderRear-Admiral Douglas Blake Fisher
AbolishedSeptember, 1948

The Rear-Admiral, Fleet Train, British Pacific Fleet. was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from October,l 1944 until October, 1945. He was responsible for the command of the Fleet Train (British Pacific Fleet).

History

The office was created on 10 October, 1944 the first and only incumbent of this office was Rear-Admiral Douglas Blake Fisher. The office holder was responsible for the command of the Fleet Train (British Pacific Fleet). originally based in Australia he move his headquarters to Hong Kong in September, 1945.[1]

Office Holders

Rear-Admiral, Fleet Train, British Pacific Fleet
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Douglas Blake Fisher 10 October, 1944 – October, 1945.

Additional titles

On 14 September, 1945 the Rear Admiral Fleet Train was additionally appointed Flag Officer, Western Area, British Pacific Fleet a new command set up to coordinate the movements of the B.P.F. on the China Coast.[2]

References

  1. Kindell, Don (14 July 2011). "British Pacific Fleet, Admiralty Diary - Occupation of China Coast 1945". www.naval-history.net. England: Graham Smith. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  2. Kindell.