Senior Officer, Gibraltar

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Office of the
Senior Officer, Gibraltar
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Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationSOGib
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorNew appointment
Formation1870
First holderCaptain Augustus Phillimore
Final holderRear-Admiral Walter Maurice Ellerton
Abolished1925
SuccessionRear-Admiral-in-Charge, Gibraltar (1925-1939)

The Senior Officer, Gibraltar was a senior British Royal Navy appointment created on three occasions, the first from 1870 until 1915, the second from 1917 until 1920 and the third from January, 1923 to March, 1925. The office holder was responsible for the naval command of Gibraltar.[1]

Office Holders

  1. Captain Augustus Phillimore, 17 October, 1870 – 17 January, 1874.[1]
  2. Captain William Henry Edye, 17 January, 1874 - 10 January, 1881.[1]
  3. Captain Edmund R. Fremantle, 10 January, 1881 – 9 November, 1881.[1]
  4. Captain Claude E. Buckle, 20 August, 1889 – 4 February, 1892.[1]
  5. Captain Atwell Peregrine MacLeod Lake, 7 January, 1892 – 20 January, 1895.[1]
  6. Captain James Andrew Thomas Bruce, 20 January, 1895 – 2 February, 1896.[1]
  7. Captain Charles Carter Drury, 2 February, 1896 – 2 February, 1896.[1]
  8. Vice-Admiral Sir William A. D. Acland, Bart., 1 October, 1902 – 9 July, 1904.[1]
  9. Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Chichester, Bart., 10 June, 1904 – 11 August, 1908.[1]
  10. Rear-Admiral Sir James E. C. Goodrich, 11 August, 1906 – 27 September, 1909.[1]
  11. Rear-Admiral Frederick S. Pelham, 27 September, 1909 – 25 October, 1912.[1]
  12. Vice-Admiral Frederic Edward Errington Brock, 20 September, 1912 – 2 November, 1915.
  13. Vice-Admiral Heathcoat Salusbury Grant, 19 June, 1917 – 14 July, 1919. (also Senior Officer-in-Charge, Naval Establishments, Gibraltar).[1]
  14. Rear-Admiral Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt, 5 July, 1919 – 17 December, 1920. (ditto).[1]
  15. Rear-Admiral Walter Maurice Ellerton, 2 January, 1923 – 7 March, 1925.[1]

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (21 April 2020). "Gibraltar". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 8 June 2020.