James Eberle

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Sir James Eberle
Born (1927-05-31) 31 May 1927 (age 89)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1941 - 1982
Rank Admiral
Commands held Fleet
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir James Henry Fuller Eberle GCB (born 31 May 1927) was Commander-in-Chief Fleet.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Clifton College[1] and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Eberle was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1941.[2] He served in World War II.[2]

He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1971 and was appointed Assistant Chief of Fleet Support the following year.[2] He became Flag Officer Sea Training in 1974, Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers and Amphibious Ships in 1975 and Chief of Fleet Support in 1977.[2] He went on to be Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1979 and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command in 1981; he retired in 1982.[2]

In retirement he became Director of the Royal Institute for International Affairs.[2] He was also Rear Admiral and then Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom and became Master of the Britannia Beagles hunt.[1]


In 1950 he married Ann Patricia Thompson; they went on to have one son, Peter Eberle, and two daughters, Susan and Sarah Eberle.[2]


  1. ^ a b Merchant Venturers
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Debrett's People of Today 1994


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Peter White
Chief of Fleet Support
Succeeded by
Sir William Pillar
Preceded by
Sir Henry Leach
Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir John Fieldhouse
Preceded by
Sir Richard Clayton
Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command
Succeeded by
Sir Desmond Cassidi
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Morton
Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Sir Nicholas Hunt
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Morton
Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Sir Nicholas Hunt