Rear-Admiral (Q) British Pacific Fleet

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Rear-Admiral (Q) British Pacific Fleet
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Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationRAQ (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 (Q) British Pacific Fleet. was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from March, 1945 until June, 1945. He was responsible for the naval command Quartermaster (British Pacific Fleet).


The office was created in March, 1945 the first and only incumbent of this office was Rear-Admiral James William Rivett-Carnac. The office holder was responsible for the naval command of the Quartermaster (British Pacific Fleet) until June, 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 James William Rivett-Carnac March - June, 1945.

Additional Notes

Rear-Admiral Rivett-Carnac was temporarily appointed acting Vice-Admiral in June 1945 under the new title Vice-Admiral (Q) British Pacific Fleet . Following this command he was later promoted to full Vice-Admiral on 3 May, 1947 then retired.[2]


  1. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945 - R - Rivett-Carnac, James William". Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  2. Houterman and Koppes.