Senior Naval Officer, White Sea

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Office of the Senior Naval Officer, White Sea
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty of the United Kingdom
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderCommodore,Richard Hyde
Formation1918-1919

The Senior Naval Officer, White Sea was a senior Royal Navy appointment established from 8 August 1918 to 1 December 1919.[1]

History

Initially the office holder was first appointed on 14 October 1916 to command the British North Russia Squadron until 26 April, 1917. On 27 April 1917 the S.N.O. White Sea's title was changed to Rear-Admiral-in-Charge, Murmansk but still in command of the North Russia Squadron until August 1918 when a change in area of command meant that it ceased to be a seagoing command and instead became a shore based command of the White Sea Station.

The office holder commanded the White Sea Station.[2]

Officer Holder

Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
Senior Naval Officer, White Sea
1 Commodore 2nd Class UK-Navy-OF6-Flag.svg Thomas Webster Kemp 14 October 1916 – 27 April, 1917
2 Commodore 1st Class UK-Navy-OF6-Flag.svg Richard Hyde 8 August 1918 – 21 December 1919 [3]

Footnotes

  1. Mace, Martin (2014). "19". The Royal Navy and the War at Sea 1914-1919. Barnsley: Pen and Sword. ISBN 9781473846456.
  2. Admiralty, Great Britain (October 1919). "Flag Officers in Commission". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office. p. 698.
  3. The Navy List. Oct 1919. p.698.

Bibliography

  1. Admiralty, Great Britain (October 1919). "Flag Officers in Commission". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office.
  2. Mace, Martin (2014). The Royal Navy and the War at Sea 1914-1919 (Chapter 19: Russian Operations and North Russian Expeditionary Force 1919.). Barnsley: Pen and Sword. ISBN 9781473846456.