List of Commanders of the Royal Thai Navy

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Chief of the Royal Thai Navy
ผู้บัญชาการทหารเรือ
Flag for Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy.svg
Rank flag of the commander-in-chief
Incumbent
Admiral Na Arreenich

since 1 October 2015
Nominator Minister of Defense
Appointer King of Thailand
Inaugural holder Sai Sanidwongse
as the officer-general
Formation April 8, 1887
Website Navy leadership

The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy (Thai: ผู้บัญชาการทหารเรือไทย), currently Admiral Na Arreenich, 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.

The following individuals have commanded the Royal Thai Navy:

Navy of the Kingdom of Siam[edit]

Two-Palace Navy[edit]

Royal Palace Navy
ทหารเรือวังหลวง
Front Palace Navy
ทหารเรือวังหน้า
No. Portrait Name Term begins Term ends No. Portrait Name Term begins Term ends
1 Sri Suriyawongse.JPG Chao Phraya Si Suriyawongse 1851 1869 1 King Pinklao.jpg Vice King Pinklao 1851 1865
2 Chao Phraya Surawongwaiwat (Worn Bunnag).jpg Chao Phraya Surawongwaiwat 1869 1887 2 Bovorn Vichaichan.jpg Vice King Wichaichan 1865 1885

Navy Department[edit]

No. Portrait Rank Name Office Term begins Term ends
1 Vice Admiral Prince Sai Sanidwongse Officer-General to the Navy 1887 1890
2 Vice Admiral Prince Kachornchratwongse Commander of the Navy Department 1890 1898
3 Naritsaranuwattiwong - 001.jpg General Prince Narisara Nuwattiwong Commander of the Navy Department 1898 1899
4 Prince Prachak.jpg Major General Prince Prachak Silapakhom Commander of the Navy Department 1899 1900
5 Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu.jpg Vice Admiral Phraya Chonyutyothin Commander of the Navy Department 1900 1901
6
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Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse.jpg Admiral of the Fleet Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse Commander of the Navy Department 1901 1903
7 Paribatra Sukhumbhand.jpg Admiral of the Fleet Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand Commander of the Navy Department 1903 1920

Navy Ministry[edit]

No. Portrait Rank Name Office Term begins Term ends
7 Paribatra Sukhumbhand.jpg Admiral of the Fleet Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand Minister of the Navy 1903 1920
6
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Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse.jpg Admiral of the Fleet Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse Director-General of the Navy 1920 1922
8 Prince Abhakara Kiartiwongse.jpg Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse Minister of the Navy 1922 1923
9 Prince Asdang Dejavudh of Siam.jpg Admiral Prince Asdang Dejavudh Director-General of the Navy 1923 1924
10 Admiral HRH Prince Vudhijaya Chalermlabha.jpg Admiral Prince Vudhijaya Chalermlabha Minister of the Navy 1924 1932

Royal Thai Navy[edit]

No. Portrait Rank Name Term begins Term ends
11 Rear Admiral Phraya Preechacholayudha 1932 1933
12 Captain Phraya Wichcitcholathai 5 August 1933 15 December 1933
13
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Sindhu Kamolnavin.gif Admiral Sindhu Kamolnavin 11 January 1934 1 May 1934
14 Rear Admiral Phraya Wichanworajak 1934 1938
13
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Sindhu Kamolnavin.gif Admiral Sindhu Kamolnavin 1938 1951
15 Admiral Luang Pholasinthanawat 2 July 1951 1 December 1951
16 Admiral of the Fleet Luang Yuthasastr Kosol 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 2014
44 Admiral Kraison Chansuwanit 2014 2015
45 Admiral Na Arreenich 2015 Incumbent

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