Vice-Admiral, Second-in-Command, British Pacific Fleet

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Vice-Admiral, Second-in-Command, British Pacific Fleet
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
PrecursorVice-Admiral, Second-in-Command, Eastern Fleet
FormationDecember, 1944
First holderVice-Admiral Sir H. Bernard Rawlings
Final holderVice-Admiral Sir Philip L Vian
AbolishedApril, 1946
SuccessionFlag Officer, Second-in-Command, Far East Station

The Vice-Admiral, Second-in-Command, British Pacific Fleet [1] was a senior British Royal Navy appointment created in December, 1944 until April, 1946.[2]

History

The office was created on 1 December, 1944 the first incumbent of the office was Vice-Admiral Sir H. Bernard Rawlings. The final office holder was Vice-Admiral Sir Philip Vian.

Role

The office was the main sea going command of the British Pacific Fleet commanding naval forces in the Pacific.[3]

Office Holders

Vice-Admiral, Second-in-Command, British Pacific Fleet
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Henry Bernard Hughes Rawlings 1 December, 1944 – July 1945.[4]
1 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Philip Louis Vian July 1945 – 10 April 1946.[5]

References

  1. Hobbs, David (2012). "End Notes: Chapter 6: Operation 'Iceberg 1'". The British Pacific Fleet: The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force. Barnsley, England.: Pen and Sword. ISBN 978-1-78346-922-2.
  2. Mackie, Colin (January 2020). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Scotland: C. Mackie. pp. 152–153. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  3. Polmar, Norman (2006). Aircraft Carriers: A History of Carrier Aviation and Its Influence on World Events, Volume I: 1909-1945. United States: Potomac Books, Inc. p. 485. ISBN 978-1-59797-344-1.
  4. Admiralty, British. (July 1945). The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p. 2352.
  5. Commons, House of (10 April 1946). "Naval Commands and Flag Officers (Hansard, 10 April 1946)". api.parliament.uk. London, England.: Hansard: Vol 421 CC1897-9. Retrieved 15 February 2020.