Vice-Admiral in the Channel

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Office of the Vice-Admiral in the Channel
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Ensign of the Vice-Admiral in the Channel
AppointerMonarch
Formation1512–1604
First holderVice-Admiral, Sir Edward Howard
Final holderVice-Admiral, Sir Robert Mansell

The Vice-Admiral in the Channel was senior appointment of the English Navy Royal created in 1512 as a subordinate commander to the Lord Admiral of England. The post holder commanded the Channel Squadron until 1604.

History

The office was created in 1512 as a subordinate commander to the Lord Admiral of England. By 1560 there were four Vice-Admirals in the English Navy commanding naval formations. The post holder commanded the Channel Squadron until 1604.

Office Holders

  1. Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Howard, 1512–1514. (appointed Lord Admiral in March 1513).[1]
  2. Vice-Admiral, William FitzWilliam, 1523–1524. (also V.Adm at the downs/narrow seas)
  3. Vice-Admiral, Sir John Dudley, January 1537–1542.
  4. Vice-Admiral Sir George Carew, 1544–1545.
  5. Vice-Admiral, Sir William Howard, May 1545. [2]
  6. Vice-Admiral, William Wynter, 1545–1547.
  7. Vice-Admiral, John Clere, 1550–1552. (c-in-c, channel and on patrol).[3]
  8. Vice-Admiral Sir Ralph Chamberlain 1556–October 1558. [4]
  9. Vice-Admiral Sir William Woodhouse, October 1558 - January 1559
  10. Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Drake, 1588–1589.[5]
  11. Rear-Admiral, Sir Robert Mansell, 1600–1601 [6][7]
  12. Vice-Admiral, Sir Robert Mansell, 1603–1604.

Footnotes

  1. Naughton, John Knox (1904). Dictionary of National Biography: Howard, Edward (1477?-1513) (Vol 28 ed.). Smith, Elder & Co. p. 161.
  2. Knighton, C.S. (2011). The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate for the Navy Records Society. pp. 525–553. ISBN 9781409418474.
  3. Knighton. pp. 535–553.}}
  4. "CHAMBERLAIN, Sir Ralph (by 1523-70 or later), of Shirburn, Oxon. History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. The History of Parliament Trust 1964-2017.
  5. Hammer. p.203.
  6. "Mansell. Sir Robert". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. The History of Parliament Trust 1964–2017.
  7. Stewart, William (2009). Admirals of the World: A Biographical Dictionary, 1500 to the Present. McFarland. p. 210. ISBN 9780786438099.