Second-in-Command, Home Fleets

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Office of the
Second-in-Command, Home Fleets
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Home Fleets
NominatorFirst Sea Lord
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorSecond-in-Command, Atlantic Fleet
FormationJuly, 1912
First holderVice-Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe
Final holderVice-Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly
AbolishedAugust, 1914
SuccessionSecond-in-Command, Grand Fleet

The Second-in-Command, Home Fleets was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from July, 1912 to August, 1914. The office holder was the deputy commander of the Home Fleets.

History

The office was established on 31 July, 1912 with Vice-Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe appointed as the first incumbent of the post. The office existed until August, 1914 with the final incumbent being Vice-Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly. The office holder served as second in command of the British Home Fleets.

Office Holders

Post holders included:[1]

Second-in-Command, Home Fleets
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir John R. Jellicoe 31 July – December 1912
2 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir the Hon. Stanley C. J. Colville June 1912 – June 1914
3 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Lewis Bayly June – August 1914

References

  1. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments" (PDF). gulabin.com. Colin Mackie April 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.