Rear-Admiral Commanding, East Coast of England

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Office of the
Rear-Admiral Commanding, East Coast of England
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorAdmiral of Patrols
FormationNovember, 1915
First holderRear-Admiral George Alexander Ballard
Final holderRear-Admiral George Alexander Ballard
AbolishedMay, 1916
SuccessionVice-Admiral Commanding, East Coast of England.

The Rear-Admiral Commanding, East Coast of England was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from 1915 to 1916. The office holder was responsible for the command of the East Coast of England Station.[1]


The office was created in November, 1915 when a new command the East Coast of England Station was created to concentrate on coastal defence on England's east coast during World War One.[2] The same change eradicated the post of Admiral of Patrols.[3] In May, 1916 this office was superseded by the Vice-Admiral Commanding, East Coast of England.[4]

Office Holder

  1. Rear-Admiral George Alexander Ballard, 6 November, 1915 – 1 May, 1916.[5]


  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (13 June 2018). "East Coast of England Station - The Dreadnought Project". Harley and Lovell.
  2. Harley and Lovell.
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  5. Harley and Lovell.