Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet Rank and Flag
Admirals OF THE FLEET
Updated 22-Feb-2008

Listed below are the names of the men who reached the rank of Admiral of the Fleet between the years of 1904 and 1945. The ranks listed here are the highest recorded for this time period. The list has been compiled primarily from the ADM 196 series of documents which The National Archives has kindly allowed me to access. I am still in the process of completing the four rank lists so, if there is someone you expect to see here but don't, you may find them on one of the other rank pages which you can access from 'Flag Officers' on the menu bar above. Also, as I complete the lists, someone who used to be here may no longer be listed having been transferred to one of the other ranks as further information about the highest rank they held came to light.

The rank flags in the columns to the right indicate the extent of information available on each individual. At this stage only basic information is available on most officers. I do have images of the Service Records and Captain's Confidential Reports for the majority of officers now so, if there is someone you are particularly interested in for whom only basic information is held on site do please contact me.

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Admirals of the Fleet
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Service History
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Backhouse, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Roland Charles, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., C.M.G.     04-Sep-07
Beatty, Admiral of the Fleet Sir David, P.C., G.C.B., G.C.V.O., D.S.O., 1st Earl Beatty     21-Sep-07
Boyle, Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Henry Dudley, G.C.B., Earl of Cork and Orrery     29-Aug-07
Brock, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Osmond de Beauvoir, G.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O.     30-Aug-07
Burney, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Cecil, Bart., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., 1st Baronet Burney of Preston Candover     31-08-07
Callaghan, Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Astley, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., Bath King of Arms,     31-08-07
Chatfield, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alfred Ernle Montacute, G.C.B., O.M., K.C.M.G., D.C.L., P.C., First Baron Chatfield of Ditchling     04-Aug-07
Cunningham, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew Browne, K.T., G.C.B., O.M. Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope     03-Jun-07
de Robeck, Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Michael, Bart., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., 1st Baronet de Robeck of Naas, County Kildare     01-Sep-07
Erskine, Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Elphinstone, K.C.B.     16-Sep-07
Fanshawe, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Dalrymple, G.C.B., G.C.V.O.     21-Feb-08
Field, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick Laurence, K.C.B., C.M.G.     21-Feb-08
Fisher, Admiral of the Fleet The Right Honourable Sir John Arbuthnot, G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., Lord Fisher of Kilverstone     02-Sep-07
Forbes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Morton, K.C.B., D.S.O.     09-Sep-07
Fraser, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Bruce Austin, G.C.B., K.B.E., Baron Fraser of North Cape     16-Sep-07
Gough-Calthorpe, Admiral of the Fleet The Honourable Sir Somerset Arthur, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., C.V.O.     18-Jan-08
Hotham, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Frederick, G.C.B., G.C.V.O.     21-Feb-08
Jackson, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Bradwardine, G.C.B., K.C.V.O.     21-Feb-08
Jellicoe, Admiral of the Fleet Sir John, Viscount Jellicoe of Scapa     22-Feb-2008
Kelly, Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Donald, G.C.B.     04-Sep-07
Keppel, Admiral of the Fleet The Honourable Sir Henry     22-Feb-2008
Kerr, Admiral of the Fleet The Right Honourable Lord Walter Talbot, G.B.E.     22-Feb-2008
Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Roger John Brownlow, G.C.B., K.C.V.O., C.M.G., D.S.O., First Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover     22-Feb-2008
Lyons, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Algernon McLennon     22-Feb-2008
Madden, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Edward, Bart., G.C.B., G.C.V.O., K.C.M.G.     22-Feb-2008
May, Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Henry, G.C.B., G.C.V.O.     22-Feb-2008
McGrigor, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Rhoderick Robert, G,C.B., D.S.O.     22-Feb-2008
Meade, Admiral of the Fleet The Right Honourable Richard James, Earl of Clanwilliam     22-Feb-2008
Meux, Admiral of the Fleet The Honourable Sir Hedworth     22-Feb-2008
Mountbatten, Admiral of the Fleet Louis Alexander, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, GCB, GCVO, KCMG, PC, formerly His Serene Highness Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg     22-Feb-2008
Mountbatten, Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC     22-Feb-2008
Noel, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Gerard Henry Uctred, G.C.B.     22-Feb-2008
Oliver, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Francis, G.C.B., K.C.M.G., M.V.O.     22-Feb-2008
Pound, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alfred Dudley Pickman Rogers, G.C.B., G.C.V.O.     16-Sep-07
Richards, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick William     22-Feb-2008
Salmon, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Nowell     22-Feb-2008
Saxe-Coburg, Admiral of the Fleet Alfred Ernest Albert, The Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, K.G., K.T., G.C.S.I., G.C.B., K.P., G.C.I.E.      
Seymour, Admiral of the Fleet The Right Honourable Sir Edward Hobart     22-Feb-2008
Somerville, Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Fownes, G.C.B., G.B.E., D.S.O.     16-Sep-07
Sturdee, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick Charles Doveton, Bt.     22-Feb-2008
Tovey, Admiral of the Fleet John Cronyn, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., Lord Tovey of Langton Matravers     16-Sep-07
Tyrwhitt, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Reginald Yorke, Bart., G.C.B., D.S.O.     22-Feb-2008
Vian, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Philip Louis, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O.     16-Sep-07
Wemyss, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Rosslyn Erskine, K.C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O., 1st Baron Wester Wemyss     22-Feb-2008
Willis, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Algernon Usborne, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O.       22-Feb-2008
Wilson, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Knyvet, V.C., G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O.     22-Feb-2008
Windsor, Admiral of the Fleet Albert Frederick Arthur George, His Majesty King George VI, K.G., K.T., G.C.V.O.     22-Feb-2008
Windsor, Admiral of the Fleet Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor, K.G., K.T., K.P., G.C.B., G.C.S.I., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., I.S.O., M.C.     22-Feb-2008
Windsor, Admiral of the Fleet, George Frederick Ernest Albert, His Majesty King George V     22-Feb-2008