Commander-in-Chief, Sheerness

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Commander-in-Chief, Sheerness
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Sheerness Station
Reports toFirst Naval Lord
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
PrecursorCommander-in-Chief, at the Nore
Formation1834
First holderVice-Admiral Charles Elphinstone Fleeming
Final holderVice-Admiral Sir Charles Hotham
Abolished1899
SuccessionCommander-in-Chief, at the Nore

The Commander-in-Chief, Sheerness was a senior Royal Navy flag officer appointment establised in 1834.

The office holder was responsible for the command and control of the naval command area the Sheerness Station until 1899 when the office was renamed.

Office Holders

Included:[1]

  1. Vice-Admiral Charles Elphinstone Fleeming (1834–1837)
  2. Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Otway (1837–1840)
  3. Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Digby (1840–1841)
  4. Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Brace (1841–1844)
  5. Vice-Admiral Sir John White (1844–1845)
  6. Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Durnford King (1845–1848)
  7. Vice-Admiral Sir George Elliot (1848–1851)
  8. Vice-Admiral Josceline Percy (1851–1854)
  9. Vice-Admiral William Gordon (1854–1857)
  10. Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Harvey (1857–1860)
  11. Vice-Admiral Sir William Hope-Johnstone (1860–1863)
  12. Vice-Admiral Sir George Lambert (1863–1864)
  13. Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Talbot (1864–1866)
  14. Vice-Admiral Sir Baldwin Walker (1866–1869)
  15. Vice-Admiral Richard Warren (1869–1870)
  16. Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Elliot (1870–1873)
  17. Vice-Admiral George Hastings (1873–1876)
  18. Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Chads (1876–1877)
  19. Vice-Admiral Sir William King-Hall (1877–1879)
  20. Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Macdonald (1879–1882)
  21. Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Rice (1882–1884)
  22. Vice-Admiral Sir John Corbett (1884–1885)
  23. Vice-Admiral The Prince of Leiningen (1885–1887)
  24. Vice-Admiral Charles Waddilove (1887–1888)
  25. Vice-Admiral Thomas Lethbridge (1888–1890)
  26. Vice-Admiral Charles Curme (1890–1892)
  27. Vice-Admiral Sir Algernon Heneage (1892–1894)
  28. Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Wells (1894–1896)
  29. Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Nicholson (1896–1897)
  30. Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Hotham (1897–1899)

References

  1. Donnithorne, Christopher. "Naval Biographical Database: Commander-in-Chief, Sheerness, 1834-1899". www.navylist.org. The National Museum of the Royal Navy (Portsmouth) Library. Retrieved 24 December 2019.