Peter Stanford (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Peter Stanford
Born 11 July 1929
Died 22 May 1991 (aged 61)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1948 - 1987
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMY Britannia
HMS Hermione
Naval Home Command
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order

Admiral Sir Peter Maxwell Stanford GCB, LVO (11 July 1929 – 22 May 1991) was Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command.

Naval career[edit]

Stanford was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1948.[1] He was appointed Executive Officer of HMY Britannia in 1969 and Commanding Officer of HMS Hermione as well as Captain of the 5th Frigate Squadron in 1974.[2] Promoted to Vice-Admiral in 1982,[3] he went on to be Vice Chief of the Naval Staff in 1982 and, following further promotion to admiral in 1984, he was made Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command.[2] He retired in 1987.[2]

He is buried in Hambledon in Hampshire.[4]


He was married to Ann: they went on to have one son and two daughters.[5]


  1. ^ "No. 38994". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 June 1948. p. 4153. 
  2. ^ a b c Naval Review Volume 79, No. 3 July 1991
  3. ^ "No. 49122". The London Gazette (Supplement). 27 September 1982. p. 12544. 
  4. ^ St Peter and St Paul's Church, Hambledon
  5. ^ Navy Net
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir William Staveley
Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
Succeeded by
Post Disbanded
Preceded by
Sir Desmond Cassidi
Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command
Succeeded by
Sir Sandy Woodward