List of Commanders of the Royal Thai Navy

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Vice-King Pinklao in Naval uniform
Somdech Chao Phraya Si Suriyawongse
Phraya Chonyutyothin (Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu), the first and only foreign commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy.
Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartiwongse, Prince of Chumpon

The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy (Thai: ผู้บัญชาการทหารเรือไทย), currently Admiral Khamthorn Pumhiran, who is headquartered in Bangkok. Prior to 1887, the Navy was divided between the Front Palace and the Grand Palace, afterward the Navies were combined to create the Royal Siamese Navy. These individuals have commanded the Royal Thai Navy.

Front Palace Navy[edit]

No. Name Term begins Term ends
1 Vice-King Pinklao 1851 1865
2 Prince Bovorn Vichaichan 1865 1885

Royal Palace Navy[edit]

No. Name Term begins Term ends
1 Chao Phraya Si Suriyawongse 1851 1869
2 Chao Phraya Surawongse Vaivat 1869 1887

Royal Thai Navy[edit]

No. Name Term begins Term ends
1 Vice Admiral Prince Sai Sanidwongse 1887 1890
2 Vice Admiral Prince Kachornchratwongse 1890 1898
3 General Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs 1898 1899
4 Major General Prince Prachak Silapakhom 1899 1900
5 Vice Admiral Phraya Chonyutyothin (Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu) 1900 1901
6
(1)
Admiral of the Fleet Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse 1901 1903
7 Admiral of the Fleet Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand 1903 1920
6
(2)
Admiral of the Fleet Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse 1920 1922
8 Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartiwongse 1922 1923
9 Admiral Prince Asdang Dejavudh 1923 1924
10 Admiral Prince Vudhijaya Chalermlabh 1924 1932
11 Rear Admiral Phraya Preechacholayudha 1932 1933
12 Captain Phraya Wichcitcholathai 5 August 1933 15 December 1933
13
(1)
Admiral Sin Kamonnawin 11 January 1934 1 May 1934
14 Rear Admiral Phraya Wichanworajak 1934 1938
13
(2)
Admiral Sin Kamonnawin 1938 1951
15 Admiral Luang Pholasinthanawat 2 July 1951 1 December 1951
16 Admiral of the Fleet Luang Yuthasatkoson 1951 1957
17 Admiral Luang Chamnanarthayutha 1957 1962
18 Admiral Sawat Phutianands 1962 1964
19 Admiral Prince Kanchitpon Apakorn 1964 1966
20 Admiral Charoon Charlermtiarana 1966 1971
21 Admiral Thawin Rayananonda 1971 1972
22 Admiral Komon Sitakalin 1972 1973
23 Admiral Cherdchai Thomya 10 October 1973 18 November 1973
24 Admiral Sangad Chaloryu 1973 1976
25 Admiral Amorn Sirigaya 1976 1978
26 Admiral Kawee Singha 1978 1980
27 Admiral Somboon Chuaphiboon 1981 1983
28 Admiral Prapat Chantawirat 1983 1984
29 Admiral Niphon Sirithorn 1984 1986
30 Admiral Thada Ditthabanchong 1986 1987
31 Admiral Prapat Krishnachan 1987 1991
32 Admiral Vichet Karunyavanij 1991 1993
33 Admiral Prachet Siridej 1993 1996
34 Admiral Wichit Chamnankarn 1996 1997
35 Admiral Suvatchai Kasemsook 1997 1998
36 Admiral Thira Hao-Charoen 1998 2000
37 Admiral Prasert Boonsong 2000 2002
38 Admiral Taweesak Somapha 2002 2003
39 Admiral Chumpol Patchusanont 2003 2004
40 Admiral Samphop Amrapal 2004 2005
41 Admiral Sathiraphan Keyanon 2005 2008
42 Admiral Khamthorn Pumhiran 2008 2011
43 Admiral Surasak Runroengrom 2011 Present

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