Second-in-Command, Grand Fleet

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Office of the Second-in-Command, Grand Fleet
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Grand Fleet
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet
NominatorFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–2 years)
PrecursorSecond-in-Command, Home Fleets
Formation18 August, 1915
First holderVice-Admiral Cecil Burney.
Final holderVice-Admiral Charles E. Madden.
Abolished7 April, 1919
SuccessionSecond-in-Command, Atlantic Fleet

The Second-in-Command, Grand Fleet was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. This naval officer of the rank of Vice-Admiral served on the fleet level staff of Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet as his immediate deputy seagoing commander. The office exited from August 1915 until March 1919 .[1]

History

The office of Second-in-Command, Grand Fleet was created on 28 August 1915, the first incumbent of the office was Vice-Admiral Cecil Burney until 28 November 1916.[2] The final office holder was Vice-Admiral Charles E. Madden from 28 November, 1916 to 7 April, 1919.[3]

Office Holders

Included:[4]

  1. Vice-Admiral Cecil Burney, 28 August, 1915 – 28 November, 1916.
  2. Vice-Admiral Charles E. Madden, 28 November, 1916 – 7 April, 1919.

Footnotes

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (8 January 2019). "Grand Fleet - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.
  3. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.
  4. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.

Bibliography

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (8 January 2019). "Grand Fleet - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 13 November 2019.