Rear-Admiral-in-Charge, Murmansk

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Office of the Rear-Admiral-in-Charge, Murmansk
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty of the United Kingdom
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral, Thomas W. Kemp

The Rear-Admiral-in-Charge, Murmansk was a senior Royal Navy appointment established from April 1917 to 15 November 1918.[1]


The office holder was appointed on 27 April, 1917 to command the British North Russia Squadron till 15 November 1918 when title of Rear-Admiral-in-Charge, Murmansk was changed to Rear-Admiral Commanding in the White Sea that also included shore establishments.[2]

Officer Holder

Rear-Admiral-in-Charge, Murmansk
Rank Flag Name Term Ref
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Thomas W. Kemp 27 April, 1917 – 15 November 1918 [3]


  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (21 August 2018). "Thomas Webster Kemp - The Dreadnought Project". Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. Harley and Lovell.
  3. Harley and Lovell.