Vice-Admiral Commanding, East Coast of England

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Office of the
Rear-Admiral Commanding, East Coast of England
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorRear-Admiral Commanding, East Coast of England
FormationMay, 1916
First holderVice-Admiral Stuart Nicholson
Final holderVice-Admiral Sir Edward Francis Benedict Charlton
AbolishedAugust, 1919

The Vice-Admiral Commanding was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from 1916 to 1919. The office holder was responsible for the command of the East Coast of England Station.[1]


The office was created in May, 1916 to command the East Coast of England Station that was established to concentrate on coastal defence on England's east coast during World War One.[2] On 30 August, 1919 the office was abolished.</ref>

Office Holder

  1. Vice-Admiral Stuart Nicholson, 1 May, 1916 – 15 July, 1918.[3]
  2. Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Francis Benedict Charlton, 14 July, 1918 – 30 August, 1919.[4]


  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (13 June 2018). "East Coast of England Station - The Dreadnought Project". Harley and Lovell.
  2. Harley and Lovell.
  3. Harley and Lovell.
  4. Harley and Lovell.