Southern, Northern and Western Admiralty
Southern, Northern and Western Admiralty
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Preceding None
Active 1360-1369
Branch English Navy
Type Admiralty
Role Naval Administration & Operations
Country Kingdom of England
Headquarters Portsmouth
Commander Admiral of the South North and West
Deputy commander Vice-Admiral of the South North and West
Parent command Armed Forces of England
Sub-command Admiralties of the Coast
Succeeding command Regional Admiralty's
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The Southern, Northern and Western Admiralty* was a unified command of the English Navy that was administered by the Admiral of the South, North and West also known as the Admiral of all the Fleets from 1360 to 1369.

1) History

Towards the end of the 13th century three Admiralty's were created by King Edward I of England those of the Admiral of the North, the Admiral of the South and the Admiral of the West. In 1328 the Admiralty of the South its units, formations and staff was merged with the Admiralty of the North. On 18 July 1360 King Edward III of England appointed Sir John de Beauchamp by letters patent, formally 'Admiral of the King's Southern, Northern and Western Fleets' giving him sole command of the English Navy effectively Admiral of the Fleet two further post holders would succeed Sir John de Beauchamp. In 1370 the office was left vacant and it would not be until the 17th century that you would see an office of Admiral of the Fleet re-established in 1690 on a permanent basis.

2) In command

3) Admiral of the South, North and West

  1. Admiral of all the Fleets: Sir John de Beauchamp, 18 July 1360 – 2 December 1360. (died in office)
  2. Admiral of all the Fleets: Sir Robert de Herle, 2 December 1360 - 7 July 1364. (died in office)
  3. Admiral of all the Fleets: Sir Ralph de Spigurnell, July 1364 - 1369 (retained title for life)

3) Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_of_the_South,_North_and_West
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