Royal Navy Vice-Admiral Rank and Flag
Updated 29-Dec-2009

Listed below are the names of the men who reached the rank of Vice-Admiral between the years of 1904 and 1945. The ranks listed here are the highest recorded for this time period. Those who served beyond 1945 may have ultimately achieved a higher rank than shown here. 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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Vice Admirals
Name Last Update
A' Court, Vice-Admiral The Honourable Herbert Edward Holmes  
Alington, Vice-Admiral Argentine Hugh  
Allen, Vice-Admiral John Derwent, C.B.  
Anderson, Vice-Admiral William John Standly  
Archdale, Vice-Admiral Sir Edward, C.B.E.  
Armstrong, Vice-Admiral John Garnet  
Ashmore, Vice-Admiral Leslie Haliburton, C.M.G.  
Astley-Rushton, Vice-Admiral Edward Astley, C.B., C.M.G.  
Austin, Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Murray, K.B.E., C.B.  
Baillie-Grohman, Vice-Admiral Harold Tom, C.B., D.S.O., O.B.E.  
Baker, Vice-Admiral Casper John  
Beal, Vice-Admiral Arthur Francis, C.B., C.M.G.  
Bedford, Vice-Admiral Arthur Edward Frederick, C.B., C.S.I.  
Benson, Vice-Admiral Robert Edmund Ross, C.B.  
Benyon, Vice-Admiral Richard, C.B., C.B.E.  
Betty, Vice-Admiral Arthur Kemmis, D.S.O.  
Betty, Vice-Admiral Harry Mervyn Kemmis  
Bevir, Vice-Admiral Oliver, C.B., C.B.E.  
Bickford, Vice-Admiral Andrew Kennedy, C.M.G.  
Bisset, Vice-Admiral Arthur William La Touche, C.B., C.B.E.  
Blake, Vice-Admiral Sir Geoffrey, K.C.B., D.S.O.  
Blaxland, Vice-Admiral John Edric  
Blount, Vice-Admiral George Ronald Beddard, D.S.O.  
Bonham-Carter, Vice-Admiral Stuart Sumner, C.B., C.V.O., D.S.O.  
Booty, Vice-Admiral Edward Leonard, C.B., M.V.O.  
Bovell, Vice-Admiral Henry Cecil, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O.  
Bowden-Smith, Vice-Admiral William, C.B.E.  
Boyd, Vice-Admiral Denis William, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O.  
Boyle, Vice-Admiral The Honourable Robert Francis  
Braithwaite, Vice-Admiral Lawrence Walter  
Bromley, Vice-Admiral Arthur Charles Burgoyne  
Brooke, Vice-Admiral Sir Basil Vernon, G.C.V.O.  
Brown, Vice-Admiral Francis Clifton, C.B., C.M.G.  
Bruce, Vice-Admiral Alan Cameron, C.B., D.S.O.  
Buchanan-Wollaston, Vice-Admiral Herbert Arthur  
Buckle, Vice-Admiral Claude Edward  
Cameron, Vice-Admiral Cyril St. Clair, C.B.E.  
Carpendale, Vice-Admiral Charles Douglas,C.B.  
Carpenter, Vice-Admiral Alfred Francis Blakeney, V.C.28 Dec 2009
Carrington, Vice-Admiral John Walsh, D.S.O.  
Caulfield, Vice-Admiral Francis Wade, C.B.E.  
Chilton, Vice-Admiral Francis George Gillilan, C.B.  
Church, Vice-Admiral William Drummond, C.B.E.  
Churchill, Vice-Admiral Orford  
Collard, Vice-Admiral Bernard St. George, C.B., D.S.O.  
Crabbe, Vice-Admiral Lewis Gonne Eyre, C.B., C.I.E., C.B.E., D.S.O.  
Craigie, Vice-Admiral Robert William  
Crampton, Vice-Admiral Denis Burke C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O.  
Crawford, Vice-Admiral Arthur Goodenough  
Crofton, Vice-Admiral Edward George Lowther, D.S.O.  
Cross, Vice-Admiral Charles Henry  
Curteis, Vice-Admiral Sir Alban Thomas Buckley, K.C.B.  
Curtis, Vice-Admiral Berwick, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.  
Cust, Vice-Admiral Sir Herbert Edward Purey, K.B.E.  
Custance, Vice-Admiral Wilfred Neville, C.B.  
D'O Lyon, Vice-Admiral George Hamilton  
Dalrymple-Hamilton, Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Hew George, k.c.b.  
Danby, Vice-Admiral Sir Clinton Francis Samuel, K.B.E., C.B.  
Danckwerts, Vice-Admiral Victor Hilary, C.M.G.  
D'Arey, Vice-Admiral Judge  
Davenport, Vice-Admiral Robert Clutterbuck, C.B.  
Davidson, Vice-Admiral Alexander Percy, D.S.O.  
Davies, Vice-Admiral Richard Bell, V.C., C.B., D.S.O.  
Davis, Vice-Admiral Edward Henry Meggs, C.M.G., O.B.E.  
Denison, Vice-Admiral John  
Dewar, Vice-Admiral Kenneth Gilbert Balmain, C.B.  
Dewar, Vice-Admiral Robert Gordon Douglas, C.B.E.  
Dorling, Vice-Admiral James Wilfred Sussex, C.B.  
Douglas, Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Percy, K.C.B., C.M.G.  
Dowding, Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Ninian, K.B.E., C.B.  
D'Oyly Vice-Admiral Warren Hastings  
Drew, Vice-Admiral Thomas Bernard, C.B., C.V.O., O.B.E.  
Drummond, Vice-Admiral The Honourable Edmund Rupert, C.B., M.V.O.  
Drummond, Vice-Admiral John Edmund  
Drury-Lowe, Vice-Admiral Sidney Robert, C.M.G.  
Dundas, Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Dundas of, K.C.M.G.  
Durnford, Vice-Admiral John Walter, C.B.  
Dutton, Vice-Admiral The Honourable Arthur Brandreth Scott, C.B., C.M.G.  
Edgell, Vice-Admiral Sir John Augustine, K.B.E.  
Edwards, John Douglas, C.B.  
Egerton, Vice-Admiral Henry Jack, C.B.  
Egerton, Vice-Admiral Wion de Malpas, D.S.O.  
Eliot, Vice-Admiral Ralph, C.B.E. 28 Dec 2009
Elliott, Vice-Admiral Henry Venn Wood  
Evans, Vice-Admiral Sir Alfred Englefield, K.B.E., C.B.  
Fairbairn, Vice-Admiral Bernard William Murray, C.B.E.  
Fanshawe, Vice-Admiral Basil Hew, C.B.E.  
Farquhar, Vice-Admiral Richard Bowles  
Farrington, Vice-Admiral Alexander, C.M.G.  
Fegen, Vice-Admiral Frederick Fogarty, M.V.O.  
Field, Vice-Admiral John George Mostyn  
Fisher, Vice-Admiral Sir Douglas Blake, K.C.B., K.B.E.  
Fisher, Vice-Admiral Frederick Charles  
Fisher, Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick William  
Fisher, Vice-Admiral William Blake  
Fitz-Maurice, Vice-Admiral Sir Maurice Swynfen, K.C.V.O., C.B.  
Fitzmaurice, Vice-Admiral Sir Raymond, K.B.E., D.S.O.  
Foley, Vice-Admiral Francis John  
Fountaine, Vice-Admiral Charles Andrew  
Fraser, Vice-Admiral James Gordon, O.B.E.  
Frewby, Vice-Admiral George, C.M.G., D.S.O.  
Gamble, Vice-Admiral Sir Douglas Austin  
Glennie, Vice-Admiral Robert Woodyear, C.M.G.  
Glossop, Vice-Admiral John Collings Taswell, C.B.  
Godfrey, Vice Admiral Harry Rowlandson, C.B., D.S.O.  
Goldsmith, Vice-Admiral Sir Malcolm Lennon, K.B.E., D.S.O.  
Goodrich, Vice-Admiral Sir James Edward Clifford  
Gordon-Smith, Vice-Admiral Artur, C.M.G.  
Grafton, Vice-Admiral Ernest Humbert  
Gredfell, Vice-Admiral Harry Tremenheere  
Gurner, Vice-Admiral Victor Gallafent  
Hallett, Vice-Admiral Sir Theodore John, K.B.E., C.B.  
Hallifax, Vice-Admiral Ronald Hamilton Curzon, C.B., C.B.E.  
Hamilton, Vice-Admiral Sir Louis Henry Keppel  
Hamilton, Vice-Admiral Robert Cecil 28 Dec 2009
Hamilton, Vice-Admiral Sir William Des Veux  
Hardman-Jones, Vice-Admiral Everard John, C.B., O.B.E.  
Hardy, Vice-Admiral Charles Talbot, C.B.E.  
Hardy, Vice-Admiral Ernest Clifford  
Harper, Vice-Admiral John Ernest Troyte, C.B., M.V.O.  
Hawksley, Vice-Admiral James, Rose Price, C.B., C.V.O.  
Heaton-Ellis, Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Henry Fitzhardinge, K.B.E., C.B., M.V.O.  
Henderson, Vice-Admiral Frank Hannam, C.M.G., D.S.O.  
Henley, Vice-Admiral Joseph Charles Walrond, C.B.  
Henshawe, Vice-Admiral Basil Hew, C.B.E.  
Hickling, Vice-Admiral Harold, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O.  
Hill, Vice-Admiral Marcus Rowleym C.B.E.  
Hill, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Augustus Sandys, K.B.E., C.B.  
Holland, Vice-Admiral Sir Cedric Swinton, K.C.B.  
Holland, Vice-Admiral Lancelot Ernest, C.B.  
Holt, Vice-Admiral Reginald Vesey  
Hopwood, Vice-Admiral Geoffrey, C.B.E.  
Hornby, Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Stewart Phipps  
Howard, Vice-Admiral Ronald  
Hyde, Vice-Admiral Richard, M.V.O.  
Iago, Vice-Admiral Charles Trelawny  
Im Thurn, Vice-Admiral John Knowles, C.B., C.M.G., C.B.E.  
Jackson, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Sturges  
James, Vice-Admiral Thomas Norman, C.B., M.V.O.  
Jerram, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Henry Martyn  
Kennedy, Vice-Admiral Theobald Walter Butler, C.M.G.  
Kitson, Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Karslake, K.B.E., C.B.  
Lake, Vice-Admiral Atwell Peregrine Macleod  
Lake, Vice-Admiral Walter John Challoner  
Lambert, Vice-Admiral Aubrey  
Lane-Poole, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Hayden Owen, K.B.E., C.B.  
Leake, Vice-Admiral Francis Martin, C.B., D.S.O.  
Leatham, Vice-Admiral Eustace La Trobe, C.B.  
Leggett, Rear-Admiral Oliver Elles, C.B.  
Leveson-Gower, Vice-Admiral The Honourable William Spencer, K.G., K.C.V.O., C.B., D.S.O., 3rd Earl of Granville  
Loder-Symonds, Vice-Admiral Frederick Parland, C.M.G.  
Longden, Vice-Admiral Horace Walker, C.M.G.  
Loring, Vice-Admiral Ernest Kindersley, C.B.  
Lowther-Crofton, Vice-Admiral Edward George, D.S.O.  
Lloyd, Vice-Admiral Rodney Maclaine  
Lyster, Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Lumley St. George, K.C.B., C.B.E., C.V.O., D.S.O.  
MacKinnon, Vice-Admiral Lachlan Donald Ian, C.B., D.S.O.  
Mackworth, Vice-Admiral Geoffrey, C.M.G., D.S.O.  
MacLean, Vice-Admiral Colin Kenneth, C.B., C.V.O., D.S.O.  
Macrorie, Vice-Admiral Arthur Kenneth, C.M.G., M.V.O.  
Mansell, Vice-Admiral Sir George Robert, K.C.V.O., C.B.E., M.V.O.  
Marescaux, Vice-Admiral Gerald Charles Adolphe, C.B., C.M.G.  
Marshall, Vice-Admiral Herbert John Temple  
Marten, Vice-Admiral Francis Arthur, C.B., C.M.G., C.V.O.  
Massey, Vice-Admiral George Lawrence  
McClintock, Vice-Admiral John William Leopold, C.B., D.S.O.  
Miller, Vice-Admiral Charles Blois, C.B.  
Moir, Vice-Admiral Dashwood Fowler, D.S.O.  
Molteno, Vice-Admiral Vincent Barkly, C.B.  
Money, Vice-Admiral Brien Michael, D.S.O.  
Monroe, Vice-Admiral Hubert Seeds, D.S.O.  
Moore, Vice-Admiral Charles Henry Hodgson  
Moore, Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Ruthven, K.C.B., C.V.O.  
Moore, Vice-Admiral Stephen St. Leger, C.B., C.V.O.  
Morgan, Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Eric, K.C.B., D.S.O.  
Morgan, Vice-Admiral Charles Herbert  
Morse, Vice-Admiral Sir John Anthony Vere, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O.  
Murray, Vice-Admiral Arthur John Layard, C.B., D.S.O., O.B.E.  
Napier, Vice-Admiral Sir Trevelean Dacres, K.C.B., M.V.O.  
Nares, Vice-Admiral John Dodd, D.S.O.  
Niblett, Vice-Admiral Harry Seawell Frank  
Nicholas, Vice-Admiral John  
Nicholson, Vice-Admiral Stuart, C.B.  
Norman, Vice-Admiral Alfred Headley, C.M.G. 28 Dec 2009
Nugent, Vice-Admiral Raymund Andrew, C.M.G.  
Nunn, Vice-Admiral Wilfred, C.B., C.S.I., C.M.G., D.S.O.  
Ommanney, Vice-Admiral Robert Nelson  
Osborne, Vice-Admiral Edward Oliver Brudenell Seymour, C.B., D.S.O.  
Palmer, Vice-Admiral Alexander Robinson  
Parker, Vice-Admiral Patrick Edward, D.S.O. 28 Dec 2009
Parry, Vice-Admiral Reginald St. Pierre, D.S.O., M.V.O.  
Pears, Vice-Admiral Edmund Radcliffe  
Pearson, Vice-Admiral John Lewis, C.M.G.  
Peck, Vice-Admiral Ambrose Maynard, D.S.O.  
Pegram, Vice-Admiral Frank Henderson, D.S.O.  
Peirse, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Henry  
Pelham, Vice-Admiral Frederick Sidney  
Pelly, Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Bertram, K.C.V.O., C.B.  
Peters, Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Malcolm, K.C.B., D.S.C.  
Phillips, Vice-Admiral Sir Tom Spencer Vaughan, K.C.B.  
Phipps-Hornby, Robert Stewart, C.M.G.  
Pilcher, Vice-Admiral Cecil Horace, D.S.O.  
Pipon, Vice-Admiral Sir James Murray, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O.  
Powell, Vice-Admiral George Bingham, C.M.G.  
Power, Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur John, G.C.B., G.B.E., C.V.O.  
Powlett, Vice-Admiral Frederick Armand, C.B.E.  
Pridham, Vice-Admiral Arthur Francis, C.B.  
Prothero, Vice-Admiral Reginald Charles, C.B., M.V.O.  
Radcliffe, Vice-Admiral Stephen Herbert, C.M.G.  
Raikes, Vice-Admiral Cecil Dacre Harvey, C.B.E.  
Rawlings, Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Bernard, C.B.  
Read, Vice-Admiral Arthur Duncan, C.B.  
Reeves, Vice-Admiral Edward, C.B.  
Reinold, Vice-Admiral Harold Owen  
Rivett-Carnac, Vice-Admiral Sir James William, G.B.E., C.B., D.S.O.  
Renouf, Vice-Admiral Edward de Faye, C.B.  
Robinson, Vice-Admiral Charles Grey  
Rose, Vice-Admiral Sir Frank Forrester, K.C.B., D.S.O.  
Round-Turner, Vice-Admiral Charles Wolfran, C.B., C.M.G.  
Royds, Vice-Admiral Sir Charles William Rawson, K.B.E., C.M.G.  
Rushbrooke, Vice-Admiral Edmund Gerard Noel, D.S.C.  
Scott, Vice-Admiral Albert Charles, C.B.E.  
Seagrave, Vice-Admiral John Roderick, C.B.  
Sells, Vice-Admiral William Fortescue, C.M.G.  
Servaes, Vice-Admiral Reginald Maxwell, C.B., C.M.G.  
Seymour, Vice-Admiral Claude, D.S.O.  
Silver, Vice-Admiral Mortimer L'Estrange, C.B.E.  
Skipwith, Vice-Admiral Henry Louis d'Estoteville  
Slade, Vice-Admiral Sir Edmond John Warre  
Smith, Vice-Admiral Humphrey Hugh, D.S.O.  
Snagge, Vice-Admiral Arthur Lionel, C.B.  
Somerville, Vice-Admiral Henry Boy;e Townshend, C.M.G.  
Somerville, Vice-Admiral, Hugh Gaultier Coghill, C.B., D.S.O.  
Sommerville, Frederick Avenel, D.S.O. 29 Dec 2009
Spooner, Vice-Admiral Ernest John, D.S.O.  
Stanley, Vice-Admiral The Honourable Sir Victor Albert, K.C.B., M.V.O.  
Startin, Vice-Admiral James  
St. John, Vice-Admiral Francis Gerald, C.B., M.V.O.  
Stephenson, Vice-Admiral Sir Gilbert Owen, K.B.E., C.B.  
Stokes, Vice-Admiral Robert Henry  
Stopford, Vice-Admiral The Honourable Arthur, C.M.G.  
Strutt, Vice-Admiral The Honourable Artur Charles, C.B.E.  
Sulivan, Vice-Admiral Norman Allen, C.V.O.  
Swaby, Vice-Admiral Sir George Thomas Carlisle Parker, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O. 28 Dec 2009
Syfret, Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Neville, K.C.B., K.B.E.  
Sykes, Vice-Admiral Alfred Charles, C.M.G.  
Tait, Vice-Admiral Sir William Eric Campbell, K.C.B.  
Talbot, Vice-Admiral Arthur George, C.B., D.S.O.  
Talbot, Vice-Admiral Sir Cecil Ponsonby, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. 26 July 2009
Tancred, Vice-Admiral James Charles  
Taylor, Vice-Admiral Sir Ernest Augustus, K.C.M.G., C.V.O.  
Thomson, Vice-Admiral Evelyn Claude Ogilvie, C.B., D.S.O.  
Tibbits, Vice-Admiral Charles, C.B., M.V.O.  
Tomkinson, Vice-Admiral Wilfred, C.B., M.V.O.  
Tomlin, Vice-Admiral George Napier, C.M.G., M.V.O.  
Tottenham, Vice-Admiral Henry Loftus  
Tower, Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Thomas Butler, K.B.E., C.B.  
Trewby, Vice-Admiral George, C.M.G., D.S.O.  
Troupe, Vice-Admiral Sir James Andrew Gardiner, K.B.E., C.B.  
Tryon, Vice-Admiral Sir George, K.C.B.  
Turner, Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Ross, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O.  
Usborne, Vice-Admiral Cecil Vivian, C.B., C.M.G.  
Veale, Vice-Admiral Henry Rawdon  
Wake, Vice-Admiral Sir St. Aubyn Baldwin, K.B.E., C.B. 28 Dec 2009
Walker, Vice-Admiral Sir Baldwin Wake, C.M.G., C.V.O.  
Waller, Vice-Admiral Arthur Craig, C.B.  
Waller, Vice-Admiral John William Ashley, C.B.  
Walwyn, Vice-Admiral Sir Humphrey Thomas, K.C.S.I., K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.  
Wardle, Vice-Admiral Thomas Erskine, C.B.  
Warrender, Vice-Admiral Sir George John Scott , Bt.  
Washington, Vice-Admiral Basil George, C.M.G.  
Watson, Vice-Admiral Bertram Chambers. C.B., D.S.O.  
Wells, Vice-Admiral Sir Gerard Aylmer, K.B.E.  
Whitehead, Vice-Admiral Frederick Aubrey, C.B.  
Wigram, Vice-Admiral Ernest, C.M.G., D.S.O.  
Wilkin, Vice-Admiral Harry Douglas, D.S.O., C.B.E.  
Willan, Vice-Admiral Leonard Lawrence Peel  
Willis, Vice-Admiral Charles Samuel, C.M.G., D.S.O.  
Willis, vice-Admiral Stanley Lyte  
Wilson, Vice-Admiral Sir Archibald Gordon Henry  
Wodehouse, Vice-Admiral Norman Atherton, C.B.  
Woods, Vice-Admiral Alexander Riall Wadham, D.S.O.  
Wykes-Sneyd, Vice-Admiral Ralph Stuart, D.S.O. 29 Dec 2009