Rear-Admiral Commanding, Scapa

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Office of the
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Scapa
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toAdmiral Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
First holderRear-Admiral Francis Spurstow Miller
Final holderRear-Admiral Robert J. Prendergast
SuccessionRear-Admiral, Scapa

The Rear-Admiral Commanding, Scapa was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from August 1914 to March 1919. The office holder was responsible for the base and naval command of Scapa.[1]

Office Holders


Rear-Admiral Commanding, Scapa
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Francis Spurstow Miller 8 August, 1914 – 5 May, 1916
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Robert J. Prendergast 5 May, 1916 – 1 March, 1919


The office holders responsibilities were to carry out the duties of flag officer in charge of the Port of Scapa and supervise the defences of Scapa.


  1. "A Scuttle Who's Who". Scapaflow 1919 - The Big Scuttle. Orkney Islands Council. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. Harley and Lovell (31 August 2017).Scapa Flow - The Dreadnought Project.