List of fleets and major commands of the Royal Navy
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|Formations of the Royal Navy|
- 1 The Naval Staff
- 2 Fleets
- 3 Commands
- 4 Flag Officers
- 5 Commodores flying Broad Pennants in command appointments
- 6 Senior Royal Marines appointments
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 Bibliography
- 10 Other sources
- 11 External links
- First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff.
- Second Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff
- Controller of the Navy
- Chief of Material (Fleet)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Policy)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Aviation & Carriers)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Capability)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Personnel)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Ships and Submarines)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Support)
- Naval Lord, (1682–1803)
- Professional Naval Lord, (1804–1827)
- First Naval Lord, (1828–1904)
- Fourth Naval Lord, (1830–1868)
- Junior Naval Lord, (1868–1904)
- Fourth Sea Lord, (1904–1964)
- Fifth Sea Lord, (1917–1956)
- Chief of the War Staff, (1912–1917)
- Deputy First Sea Lord, (1917–1919), (1942–1946)
- Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, (1941–1985)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Home, (1940–1945)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Foreign, (1940–1945)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff U Boat and Trade, (1940–1945)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Weapons, (1941–1946)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Air, (1943–1946)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Warfare, (1953–1968)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Operations and Air, (1968–1984)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Operational Requirements, (1968–1985)
- Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Policy, (1966–1984)
- Atlantic Fleet - Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet (1909–1914, 1919–1932)
- British Pacific Fleet - Commander-in-Chief British Pacific Fleet (1944–1945)
- British Fleet, Commander-in-Chief Fleet, (1971-2012)
- Channel Fleet - Commander-in-Chief Channel Fleet (c.1690-1914)
- Eastern Fleet - Commander-in-Chief Eastern Fleet (formerly only C-in-Cs East Indies, Australia and China Stations), 1941-postwar.
- First Fleet - Commander-in-Chief First Fleet, (1912–14)
- Far East Fleet - Commander, Far East Fleet c.1952-1971
- Grand Fleet - Commander-in-Chief Grand Fleet (1914-1918)
- Home Fleet - Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet (1902–1904 and 1932–1967)
- Mediterranean Fleet - Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean (1690–1967)
- North Sea Fleet, Commander-in-Chief, North Sea Fleet, (1781-1815)
- Reserve Fleet - Vice Admiral Commanding, Reserve Fleet (interwar, at least since 1928 (1700 - 1960)
- Second Fleet - Commander-in-Chief Second Fleet, (1912–14)
- Third Fleet - Commander-in-Chief Third Fleet, (1912–14)
- Western Fleet - Commander-in-Chief Western Fleet (1967–1971)
- Commander Operations
- Commander Maritime Reserves - COMUKMARRES
- Commander UK Maritime Forces - COMUKMARFOR
- Commander UK Amphibious Forces - COMUKAMPHIBFOR (and Commandant General Royal Marines)
- Commodore Royal Fleet Auxiliary
- Navy Command Headquarters
- Rear-Admiral Fleet Air Arm
- Admiral Commanding, Coastguard and Reserves, (1903-1941).
- Admiral Commanding Reserves, 1942-1977
- Admiral Commanding, Orkneys and Shetlands,(1914–1945), Admiral commanding was in charge of the Northern Patrol Force.
- Admiral of Patrols, (1912-1916)
- Admiral-Superintendent, Plymouth, (1707-1712, 1832-1966)
- Admiral-Superintendent, Chatham, (1832-1895)
- Admiral-Superintendent, Malta, (1832-1897)
- Admiral-Superintendent, Portsmouth, (1832-1971)
- Admiral-Superintendent, Naval Reserves, (1875-1903)
- Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport, (1885-1930)
- Admiral-Superintendent, Gibraltar, (1898-1945)
- Admiral-Superintendent, Rosyth, (1915-1944)
- Admiral-Superintendent of Esquimalt Dockyard
- Admiral-Superintendent of Halifax Dockyard
- Admirals-Superintendent on the Clyde
- Admiral, British Joint Services Mission, U.S.A, (1942-1997)
- Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station, HQ Simonstown (1920–1939) (succeeded by South Atlantic from 1939)
- Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station, HQ Admiralty House, Sydney (1859–1913)
- Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Ireland, HQ Queenstown, now called Cobh.
- Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland (1919 to 1939, replaced Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth in 1919, and reverted to Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth in 1939)
- Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station, (1795–1939)
- Commander-in-Chief, China Station, HQ Singapore and Wei Hai Wei (1865–1941)
- Commander-in-Chief, Downs Station - (1717–1834)
- Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station, HQ Colombo Sri Lanka (Ceylon) (1865–1941)
- Commander-in-Chief, Dover - (1914–1945)
- Commander-in-Chief, East Indies and China Station, HQ Hong Kong (1831–1865)
- Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica Station (1655-1823) merged with North America and West Indies Station.
- Commander-in-Chief, Leeward Islands Station, (1743–1821),
- Commander, Lisbon Station - (1779-1841)
- Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command (CINCNAVHOME) (1969-2012)
- Commander-in-Chief, Newfoundland Station, (1729-1825)
- Commander-in-Chief, New Zealand, HQ Auckland (1921–1942)
- Commander in Chief, North Atlantic (1939–1945)
- Commander-in-Chief, The Nore (1752–1961)
- Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies, HQ Bermuda (from southern Brazil to Greenland) (1745–1956)
- Commander-in-Chief, Pacific HQ Valparaíso (1837–1865) Esquimalt (1865–1905)
- Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth (1697–1969) (merged with CinC Plymouth into CinCNAVHOME)
- Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth (1743–1969) (merged with CinC Portsmouth into CinCNAVHOME)
- Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth (1913-1919 and 1939-1946; was renamed Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland from 1919 to 1939)
- Commander-in-Chief, South America Station HQ Valparaíso (circa 1826–1837)
- Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic HQ Freetown (1939–1967)
- Commander-in-Chief, South East Coast of America Station HQ Falkland Islands (1838–1905)
- Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches - the area from west of Portland to Clyde, HQ Liverpool (1939–1945)
- Commander, Flying Squadron, (1869-1870)
- Commander, Detached Squadron, (1870-1882)
- Commander, Particular Service Squadron, (1882-1896)
- Commander, Home Fleet Destroyers, (1908-1967)
- Commander Mediterranean Fleet Destroyers. (1922-1965)
- Commander, Pacific Fleet Destroyers, (1945-1946)
- Commander, 3rd and 4th Divisions, Home Fleet, (1909-1912)
- Commanding, 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron, (1948-1954)
- Commanding, 1st Battle Squadron, (1912-1945)
- Commanding, 2nd Battle Squadron, (1912-1944)
- Commanding, 3rd Battle Squadron, (1913-1945)
- Commanding, 4th Battle Squadron, (1912-1924)
- Commanding, 5th Battle Squadron, (1914-1919)
- Commanding, 6th Battle Squadron, (1914-1915)
- Commanding, 7th Battle Squadron
- Commanding, 8th Battle Squadron
- Commanding, 9th Battle Squadron, (1914)
- Commanding, 1st Battlecruiser Squadron, (1915-1919)
- Commanding, 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron, (1915-1919)
- Commanding, 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron, (1915-1916)
- Commanding, Battlecruiser Squadron, , (1919-1941)
- Commanding, Training Squadron, (1885-1899)
- Commanding, Cruiser Squadron, (1900-1905)
- Commanding, 1st Cruiser Squadron, (1905-1918)
- Commanding, 2nd Cruiser Squadron, (1905-1919)
- Commanding, 3rd Cruiser Squadron, (1902-1916)
- Commanding, 4th Cruiser Squadron, (1905-1918)
- Commanding, 5th Cruiser Squadron, (1907-1915)
- Commanding, 6th Cruiser Squadron, (1909-1915)
- Commanding, 7th Cruiser Squadron, (1914-1916)
- Commanding, 9th Cruiser Squadron, (1914-1919)
- Commanding, 10th Cruiser Squadron, (1914-1917)
- Commanding, 11th Cruiser Squadron, (1914-1915)
- Commanding, 12th Cruiser Squadron, (1914-1915)
- Deputy Admiral Commanding Reserves, (1942-1946)
- Rear-Admiral, 3rd and 4th Divisions, Home Fleet, (1909-1912)
- Rear-Admiral, Second in Command, 1st Battle Squadron, (1912-1945)
- Rear-Admiral, Second in Command, 2nd Battle Squadron, (1912-1944)
- Rear-Admiral, Second in Command, 3rd Battle Squadron, (1913-1945)
- Rear-Admiral, Second in Command, 4th Battle Squadron, (1912-1924)
- Rear-Admiral, Second in Command, 5th Battle Squadron, (1914-1919)
- Rear-Admiral, Second in Command, 6th Battle Squadron, (1914-1915)
- Rear-Admiral, Second in Command, 7th Battle Squadron
- Rear-Admiral, Second in Command, 8th Battle Squadron
- Rear-Admiral, Second in Command, 9th Battle Squadron, (1914)
Current flag officers
- Flag Officer Reserves - FOR
- Flag Officer Scotland & Northern Ireland - FOSNI
- Flag Officer Sea Training - FOST
- Flag Officer Training and Recruitment - FOTR
- Rear Admiral Submarines - RADMSS
Former Flag Officers
- Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers – with variously up to 6–8 carriers in the 1950s/60s, was responsible for providing worked up carriers to the operational commands. Amalgamated with Flag Officer Amphibious Ships to become FOCAS towards the end of the 1960s, after the cancellation of CVA-01. H. R. B. Janvrin, DSC, ADC, was promoted to Rear Admiral and succeeded Rear Admiral D. C. E. F. Gibson, DSC, as FOAC.
- Flag Officer, Air, Far East – existing until 1945–47. In late 1946, HMS Theseus sailed out from the UK to Singapore as the flagship of Flag Officer Air, Far East. After her arrival, she became flagship of the 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron.
- Flag Officer, Air, Home – Flew flag from RNAS Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus) in 1930s, post extant until 1963. Responsible for shore-based air command working up squadrons to operational effectiveness, and after an Operational Readiness Inspection, delivering them to the Fleet. RA Sir Cloudesley Robinson KCB (1 Jan 1945 – June 1945), VA Sir Dennis Boyd KCB CBE DSC (1 June 1945 – April 1946). Admiral Walter Couchman 1957–60.
- Flag Officer, Air and Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Fleet, (1947-1958) – Admiral Ralph Edwards in the late 1940s. Vice Admiral William Davis, 1952–54.
- Flag Officer, Air, Pacific Fleet, (1942-1948)
- Flag Officer Admiralty Interview Board – FOAIB
- Flag Officer Attached Middle East – FOAM – Rear Admiral H T Baillie-Grohman, 1941
- Flag Officer Commanding HM's Australian Fleet – FOCAF – 1911–88
- Flag Officer, Commanding, Royal Indian Navy, (1928-1950)
- Flag Officer Carriers and Amphibious Ships – FOCAS, succeeded by Flag Officer Third Flotilla
- Flag Officer Dover
- Flag Officer First Flotilla – FOF1 – Cold War – (1971-1990). Rear Admiral David Halifax 1980–82. Rear Admiral Sandy Woodward, FOF 1, commanded the Carrier Group (CTG 317.8) of the Falklands War task force.
- Flag Officer Flotillas, Home Fleet – deployed on the Spring cruise, 1955, under Rear Admiral J.W. Cuthbert. Vice Admiral Richard Onslow in 1955-56. Flew flag in HMS Tyne, July 1960–March 1961
- Flag Officer Flotillas, Mediterranean Fleet – May 1952 Vice-Admiral F R Parham.
- Flag Officer Flotillas, Western Fleet 1967-71
- Flag Officer Force A
- Flag Officer Force B
- Flag Officer Force C
- Flag Officer Force D
- Flag Officer Force E
- Flag Officer Force F
- Flag Officer Force G
- Flag Officer Force H
- Flag Officer Force I
- Flag Officer Force J
- Flag Officer Force K
- Flag Officer Force L
- Flag Officer Force M
- Flag Officer Force N
- Flag Officer Force Q
- Flag Officer Force R
- Flag Officer Force X
- Flag Officer Force Y
- Flag Officer Force Z
- Flag Officer Gibraltar – FOGIB
- Flag Officer Ground Training
- Flag Officer Malaya (also Flag Officer, Malaya and Forward Areas, just after the end of the Second World War) Post known as Flag Officer, Malayan Area, by 1956 when occupied by Rear Admiral George Thring.
- Flag Officer Maritime Aviation/AOC No. 3 Group RAF, 2000–2003
- Flag Officer Malta – FO Malta. 1968
- Flag Officer Medway – FO Medway
- Flag Officer Middle East – Rear Admiral Patrick Brock 1954–56, responsible for Ismailia and Cyprus. Brock was appointed Flag Officer, Middle East in April 1954, initially with his HQ at Fayid, in the Suez Canal Zone. However, after Britain agreed to remove its forces from the Canal Zone, his HQ moved to Episcopi, in southern Cyprus, in December 1954. Hauled down flag March 1956. Rear Admiral Peter Howes 1964–66. Directed the Beira Patrol. 1968 withdrew from HMS Sheba in Aden.
- Flag Officer Naval Air Command – FONAC (superseded by FONA) Created 30 September 1963 as renaming of Flag Officer Air, Home, which was at the time a Vice-Admiral's command.
- Flag Officer Naval Aviation– FONA Fleet Air Arm (superseded by Rear Admiral, Fleet Air Arm, who is not a Flag Officer)
- Flag Officer Naval Flying Training – FONFT. Created 30 September 1963 as renaming of Flag Officer Flying Training.
- Flag Officer Commanding North Atlantic, at Gibraltar (northern Portugal – northern Morocco – Atlantic Mid-range) Admiral Dudley North commanded the station during the Attack on Mers-el-Kébir, the destruction of the French fleet in 1940.
- Flag Officer Plymouth
- Flag Officer Portsmouth – FOP, 1975-1993
- Flag Officer, Portsmouth Area, 1969-1975
- Flag Officer Rosyth – FOR
- Flag Officer Royal Yachts – FORY
- Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England, Northern Ireland - FOSNNI
- Flag Officer Second Flotilla – FOF2 (1971-1992) Admiral William Staveley had this command in the 1970s.
- Flag Officer Second in Command Far East Fleet – FO2FEF, to 1971
- Flag Officer Second-in-Command Mediterranean – F.O.2 i/c MED. In 1951 Rear Admiral G. Grantham, CB, CBE, DSO. Responsible for Mediterranean Fleet aircraft carriers, and, under Captain, Air, Mediterranean, the naval air stations in Malta. Vice-Admiral R A B Edwards (Flag Officer, Second-in-Command Mediterranean), May 1952.
- Flag Officer Spithead and Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth, 1969-1971
- Flag Officer Spithead and Port Admiral, Portsmouth, 1971-1975
- Flag Officer Submarines (FOSM). Succeeded by Rear-Admiral, Submarines.
- Flag Officer Surface Flotilla – FOSF – 1992–2000s
- Flag Officer Third Flotilla – FOF3 Cold War – (1979-1992) Vice Admiral Derek Reffell in 1982. Vice Admiral Richard Fitch was Flag Officer, Third Flotilla and Commander, Anti-Submarine Group Two (NATO SACLANT Striking Fleet Atlantic) 1983-85; Vice Admiral Julian Oswald held this position from 1987.
- Flag Officer, Training Squadron.
- Vice-Admiral, Aircraft Carriers/Rear Admiral, Aircraft Carriers. Pre World War II. Became Flag Officer Mediterranean Aircraft Carriers.
Commodores flying Broad Pennants in command appointments
Current Commodore, Commands
- Commander Amphibious Task Group - COMUKATG
- Commander, British Forces, Gibraltar
- Commander Carrier Strike Group -COMUKCSG
- Commander Maritime Reserves - COMMARRES
- Commodore, Assistant Chief of Staff(Aviation), The Fleet
- Commodore, Chief of the Defence Staff’s Liaison Officer to the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
- Commodore, Head Defence Maritime Regulator, Defence Safety Agency
- Commodore, Head of Futures and Strategy, Development, Doctrine and Concepts Centre
- Commodore, Head of Information Warfare and Chief Information Officer
- Commodore, Operational Training
- Commodore of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary - Cdre RFA
- Commodore, Fleet Air Arm (uncertain whether flies a Broad Pennant)
- Commodore, Northern England and Isle of Man (uncertain whether flies a Broad Pennant)
Former Commodore command appointments
- Commander UK Maritime Component - COMUKMARCOMP
- Commodore (Amphibious Warfare) - COMAW or COM(AW) or Cdre (AW)
- Commodore-in-Charge, Naval Air Stations, Eastern Stations 
- Commodore-in-Charge, Hamburg
- Commodore in Charge, Hong Kong
- Commodore-in-Charge, Naval Air Stations, Ceylon 
- Commodore, Naval Air Stations, East Africa 
- Commodore, Naval Air Stations, North
- Commodore, Naval Aviation
- Commodore Commanding New Zealand Squadron, March 1921 - October 1940. HQ Auckland, commanding naval forces in New Zealand. Commodore's appointment abolished and forces brought directly under CNS from October 1940. The operational authority was the Commodore, Auckland, from 1961 which changed to the Maritime Commander in March 1993. Alternately rendered as Commodore Commanding, New Zealand Station, HQ Auckland, (1919–1941).
- Commodore of Convoys
- Commodore Royal Naval Reserve - Cdre RNR
- Commodore Royal Yachts
- Senior Naval Officer West Indies - SNOWI
- Commodore Air Train, British Pacific Fleet (COMAT/BPF) - 1945
- Commodore Fleet Train, British Pacific Fleet (COFT/BPF) - 1945
- Commodore in Charge, HM Australian Naval Establishments, Sydney
- Commodore Superintendent, Taranto RN Base (1945)
Senior Royal Marines appointments
The Royal Marines are part of the Naval Service
- Commandant General Royal Marines (and Commander UK Amphibious Forces) - CGRM
- Commander 3 Commando Brigade
Former Royal Marines appointments
- Major General Royal Marines Commando Forces - MGRM Cdo Forces
- Major General Royal Marines Training - MGRM Trng
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This series contains correspondence records about the activities of both the British Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy. The series began in 1883 (from Sydney Station, Port of Sydney) and extended to Command Eastern Australia Area in 1957. These records deal with the management of civilian and service establishments, and include material about ships, dockyards, depots, staff management, discipline, navigation, and the establishment and erection of various depots.
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