Vice-Admiral (Q) British Pacific Fleet

From Naval History Archive
Jump to navigationJump to search
Vice-Admiral (Q) British Pacific Fleet
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationVAQ (BPF)
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
FormationJune, 1945
First holderActing Vice-Admiral Douglas Blake Fisher
Final holderActing Vice-Admiral Douglas Blake Fisher
AbolishedApril, 1946

The Vice-Admiral (Q) British Pacific Fleet. was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from March, 1945 until June, 1945. He was responsible for the naval command Quartermaster (British Pacific Fleet).


The office was created in June, 1945 the first and only incumbent of this office was Rear-Admiral James William Rivett-Carnac was appointed Acting Vice-Admiral Q British Pacific Fleet. The office holder was responsible for the naval command of the Quartermaster (British Pacific Fleet) until April, 1946.[1]

Office Holders

Vice-Admiral Q British Pacific Fleet
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Acting Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png James William Rivett-Carnac June, 1945 - April, 1946.[2]

Additional Notes

Rear-Admiral Rivett-Carnac was temporarily appointed acting Vice-Admiral in June 1945 under the new title Vice-Admiral (Q) British Pacific Fleet . Following this command he was later promoted to full Vice-Admiral on 3 May, 1947 then retired.[3]


  1. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945 - R - Rivett-Carnac, James William". Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  2. Houterman and Koppes.
  3. Houterman and Koppes.