Vice-Admiral Commanding, Eastern Mediterranean Squadron

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Vice-Admiral Commanding, Eastern Mediterranean Squadron
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holderCecil Thursby
Formation1914-1917

The Vice-Admiral Commanding, Eastern Mediterranean Squadron was a former senior operational appointment of the British Royal Navy from March 1915 to August 1917 . The office holder served as the commanding officer of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron. In August 1917 the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron was re designated the British Aegean Squadron at which point this office was abolished.[1]

Office Holders

Post holders included:[2]

Vice-Admiral Commanding, Eastern Mediterranean Squadron (VAEMS)
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sackville Hamilton Carden 20 September 1914 - 17 March 1915
2 Acting Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png John de Robeck 17 March 1915 – 19 June 1916
3 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Cecil Thursby 19 June 1916 – 25 Aug, 1917

Footnotes

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (6 June 2020). "Eastern Mediterranean Squadron (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  2. Harley and Lovell