Rear-Admiral Commanding, Aegean Squadron

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Rear-Admiral Commanding, Aegean Squadron
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
PrecursorVice-Admiral Commanding, Eastern Mediterranean Squadron
FormationAugust, 1917
First holderRear-Admiral Sydney Fremantle
Final holderRear-Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour
AbolishedSeptember, 1919

The Rear-Admiral Commanding, Aegean Squadron was a former senior operational flag appointment of the British Royal Navy from August 1917 to September 1918 . The office holder was commanding officer of the British Aegean Squadron.

History

In August 1917 the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron under the was re designated the British Aegean Squadron at which point its former commanding officers title of Vice-Admiral Commanding, Eastern Mediterranean Squadron was renamed to Rear-Admiral Commanding, Aegean Squadron. This office was abolished in September 1918 when the Aegean Squadron was disbanded and its remaining units formed the Black Sea and Marmora Force.[1]

Office Holders

Post holders included:[2]

Included:[3]

Rear-Admiral Commanding, British Aegean Squadron
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sydney Fremantle 25 August 1917 – 2 January 1918
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Arthur Hayes-Sadler 2 January - 2 February 1918
3 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Cecil Lambert 2 February 1918 - September, 1918[4]
4 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Michael Culme-Seymour September, 1918 - December 1918 [5]

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (18 July 2017). "Eastern Mediterranean Squadron (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  2. Harley and Lovell
  3. Archives, The National (1917). "Weekly Reports of the Rear Admiral British Aegean Squadron, 19 August - 29 December 1917". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. The National Archives, ADM 137/400. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. Watson, Dr Graham (27 October 2015). "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment, Inter-War Years 1914-1918". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  5. Watson, Dr Graham (27 October 2015). "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment, Inter-War Years 1914-1918". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith. Retrieved 6 June 2020.