Office of the Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom
Office of the Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom
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Preceded by Rear-Admiral of Great Britain
Department ?
Reports to Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom
Nominator First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
Appointee HM King/Queen
Term Length Not fixed
First post holder Rear-Admiral Sir William Cornwallis
Current post holder ?
Formation 1801–current
Succeeded by None

The Rear-Admiral of the United is an honorary office generally held by a senior Royal Navy admiral. He is the official deputy to the Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom (although once operational he was also styled as Rear-Admiral of the Fleet 1545-1660). He is appointed by the Sovereign on the nomination of the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff. Despite the title, the Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom is usually a full admiral.

1) History

The Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom is an honorary office generally held by a senior Royal Navy admiral. He is the official deputy to the Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom (although once operational was styled as Rear-Admiral of the Fleet). He is appointed by the Sovereign on the nomination of the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff. Despite the title, the Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom is usually a full admiral.

2) Rear-Admirals of the United Kingdom

The post was abolished under Queen Victoria; revived by King Edward VII.

  1. Rear-Admiral Sir William Cornwallis 1 January 1801 – 14 May 1814
  2. Rear-Admiral Sir William Young 14 May 1814 – 18 July 1819
  3. Rear-Admiral James Saumarez, 1st Baron de Saumarez 18 July 1819 – 21 November 1821
  4. Rear-Admiral William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk 21 November 1821 – 28 May 1831
  5. Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Foley 14 June 1831 – 9 January 1833
  6. Rear-Admiral Sir George Martin 23 January 1833 – April 1834
  7. Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Stopford April 1834 – 5 May 1847
  8. Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Byam Martin 5 May 1847 – 10 August 1847
  9. Rear-Admiral Sir George Cockburn, 10th Baronet 10 August 1847 – 19 August 1853
  10. Rear-Admiral Sir William Hall Gage 24 October 1853 – 6 November 1854
  11. Rear-Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, 1st Marquess do Maranhão 6 November 1854 – 31 October 1860
  12. Rear-Admiral Sir Graham Hamond, 2nd Baronet 22 November 1860 – 5 June 1862
  13. Rear-Admiral Sir Francis William Austen 5 June 1862 – 11 December 1862
  14. Rear-Admiral Sir William Parker, 1st Baronet 11 December 1862 – 16 May 1863
  15. Rear-Admiral Sir George Francis Seymour 16 May 1863 – 23 September 1865
  16. Rear-Admiral Sir William Bowles 23 September 1865 – 26 November 1866
  17. Rear-Admiral Sir Phipps Hornby 26 November 1866 – 19 March 1867
  18. Rear-Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby 20 April 1867 – 17 July 1869
  19. Rear-Admiral Sir Provo Wallis 17 July 1869 – 12 February 1870
  20. Rear-Admiral Sir William James Hope-Johnstone 12 February 1870 – 11 July 1878
  21. Rear-Admiral Sir William Fanshawe Martin, Bt 19 September 1878 – 24 March 1895
  22. Rear-Admiral Sir Edmund Robert Fremantle 25 July 1901 – 31 December 1926
  23. Rear-Admiral Sir Stanley Cecil James Colville 31 December 1926 – 22 March 1929
  24. Rear-Admiral Sir Montague Edward Browning 22 March 1929 – 13 February 1939
  25. Rear-Admiral Sir Hubert George Brand 13 February 1939 – 19 June 1945
  26. Rear-Admiral Sir Percy Lockhart Harnam Noble 19 June 1945 – 25 July 1955
  27. Rear-Admiral Sir John Hereward Edelsten 10 October 1955 – 12 October 1962
  28. Rear-Admiral Sir John Peter Lorne Reid 12 October 1962 – 11 March 1966
  29. Rear-Admiral Sir Alexander Noel Campbell Bingley 11 March 1966 – 1972
  30. Rear-Admiral Sir Nigel Stuart Henderson 11 January 1973 – 12 April 1976
  31. Rear-Admiral Sir John Fitzroy Duyland Bush 29 April 1976 – 1 August 1979
  32. Rear-Admiral Sir William Donough O'Brien 1 August 1979 – 1984
  33. Rear-Admiral Sir Leslie Derek Empson 1984 – 13 November 1986
  34. Rear-Admiral Sir Anthony Templer Frederick Griffith Griffin 13 November 1986 – 29 October 1988
  35. Rear-Admiral Sir Anthony Storrs Morton 29 October 1988 – 24 November 1988
  36. Rear-Admiral Sir James Henry Fuller Eberle 24 November 1988 – 17 January 1994
  37. Rear-Admiral Sir Nicholas John Streynsham Hunt 17 January 1994 – 6 November 1997
  38. Rear-Admiral Sir Jeremy Black 6 November 1997 – 30 April 2001
  39. Rear-Admiral Sir Kenneth John Eaton 30 April 2001 – 2007

3) Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rear-Admiral_of_the_United_Kingdom
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