Rear-Admiral, Scapa

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Office of the
Rear-Admiral, Scapa
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toFlag Officer Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorRear-Admiral Commanding, Scapa
Formation1939
First holderRear-Admiral Arthur Lumley St George Lyster
Final holderRear-Admiral Sir Patrick McNamara
Abolished1945

The Rear-Admiral, Scapa was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from September 1940 to March 1945. The office holder was responsible for the Lyness Naval Base and naval command of Scapa.

Office Holders

Included:[1]

Rear-Admiral, Scapa
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Arthur Lumley St George Lyster September 1939 - 1 September 1940.[2]
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Patrick McNamara (rtd.) 1 September 1940 - March 1945

Duties

The office holders responsibilities were to carry out the duties of flag officer in charge of the Port of Scapa and as Admiral-Superintendent of Lyness Naval Base and Orkney to organise the construction of naval establishments and supervise the defences of Scapa.[3]

Additional Titles

This office holder also held the joint titles of Admiral-Superintendent, Orkney from 1942 to 1945 and Admiral-Superintendent, Lyness from 1940 to 1945.[4]

References

  1. "Patrick Macnamara Life and Career Post War". dreadnoughtproject.org. The Dreadnought Project.Org, 13 June 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  2. Hewison, W. S. (2020). "27: The Harbour". This Great Harbour Scapa Flow. Edinburgh, Scotland.: Birlinn Ltd.
  3. Hewison, W. S. (2020). "27: The Harbour". This Great Harbour Scapa Flow. Edinburgh, Scotland.: Birlinn Ltd. ISBN 978-1-78885-269-2.
  4. Laughton, Leonard George Carr; Anderson, Roger Charles; Perrin, William Gordon (1957). "Obituary:Rear Admiral Sir Patrick McNamara". The Mariner's Mirror. London, England.: Society for Nautical Research. 43: 178.