Vice-Admiral of the West
|Office of the Vice-Admiral of the West|
|Reports to||Admiral of the North|
|Nominator||Monarch of England|
|Appointer||Monarch of England|
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed (usually for life)|
|Inaugural holder||Vice-Admiral, Sir Peter Bard|
The Vice-Admiral of the West also known as the Vice Admiral of the Western Fleet, was a senior Navy Royal appointment established in 1338. The office holder served as one of two deputy admirals to the Admiral of the West for the charge of the Western Admiralty of the Kingdom of England.
The Western Admiralty was controlled and directed by the office of the Admiral of the West who had two deputies a Vice-Admiral of the West and a Lieutenant Admiral of the West though the position's was filled intermittently.
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