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Sir Jonathon Band, the current First Sea Lord

The First Sea Lord is the professional head of the Royal Navy and the whole Naval Service. He also holds the title of Chief of Naval Staff and is known by the abbreviations 1SL/CNS. The current First Sea Lord is Admiral Sir Jonathon Band (appointed 7 February 2006). It is a position comparable to that of Chief of Naval Operations in the United States Navy. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... The Naval Service is the maritime branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, KCB, ADC,BSc(Exon), (born 1950), since 2006, is the First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom, the most senior serving officer in the Royal Navy. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the senior military officer in the United States Navy. ... USN redirects here. ...

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Between 1795 and 1827 the head of the Royal Navy was known as the Admiral of the Fleet. This office later became a rank. 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1827 (MDCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

Prior to 1809 naval officers had occasionally served as First Lord of the Admiralty, or president of the Board of Admiralty. However, between 1809 and 1828 the office was invariably held by a civilian politician. This fact is the basis for the character Sir Joseph Porter in HMS Pinafore. Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (8 March 1726 – 5 August 1799) was a British admiral. ... Sir Peter Parker (1721-1811) was a British naval officer, born probably in Ireland. ... William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... The First Lord of the Admiralty was a British government position in charge of the Admiralty. ... Flag of the Lord High Admiral The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... Year 1828 (MDCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: HMS Pinafore H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass that Loved a Sailor, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. ...


The title of First Sea Lord was first given to the senior Naval Lord on the Board of Admiralty in 1828. The First Sea Lord was a member of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and in rotation with the representatives of the other services (the Chief of the Imperial General Staff and Chief of the Air Staff) would serve as the chairman of that committee and head of all British armed forces (from 1956 the post was known as the Chief of the Defence Staff). Flag of the Board of Admiralty The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty were the members of the Board of Admiralty, which exercised command over the Royal Navy. ... Year 1828 (MDCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Chiefs of Staff Committee is composed of the most senior military personnel in the British forces. ... Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS) was the title of the professional head of the British Army from 1908 to 1964. ... The Chief of the Air Staffs command flag, the Royal Air Force Ensign The Chief of the Air Staff is the professional head of the Royal Air Force and a member of both the Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Air Force Board. ... The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) is the professional head of the British Armed Forces. ...


The title was retained when the Board of Admiralty was abolished in 1964 and its functions integrated into the Ministry of Defence. Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. ...

George Cockburn 1841 - 1846
George Cockburn 1841 - 1846
Sir Thomas Hardy 1830 - 1834
Sir Thomas Hardy 1830 - 1834

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First Naval Lords, 1828–1904

Sir John Cunningham 1946 - 1948
Sir John Cunningham 1946 - 1948
Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1955 - 1959
Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1955 - 1959

Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Cockburn, 10th Baronet (22 April 1772 – 19 August 1853) was a British naval commander of the late 18th through the mid-19th centuries. ... This article is about the naval officer. ... Rear-Admiral George Heneage Lawrence Dundas CB (8 September 1778 - 7 October 1834) was a senior naval officer and First Sea Lord. ... Admiral Sir Charles Adam, KCB (6 October 1780 – 19 September 1853) was a British naval officer. ... Sir George Cockburn was born in 1772 and went to sea at the age of 14. ... Admiral Sir Charles Adam, KCB (6 October 1780 – 19 September 1853) was a British naval officer. ... Sir George Cockburn was born in 1772 and went to sea at the age of 14. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Parker, 1st Baronet, GCB (1 December 1781 – 13 November 1866) was born at Almington, Staffordshire, England. ... Admiral Sir Charles Adam, KCB (6 October 1780 – 19 September 1853) was a British naval officer. ... Sir James Whitley Deans Dundas (4 December 1785-3 October 1862) was a British admiral. ... Admiral Maurice Frederick FitzHardinge Berkeley, 1st Baron FitzHardinge of Bristol, GCB PC (3 January 1788 - 17 October 1867) was a former Royal Navy First Sea Lord and former First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria. ... Hyde Parker (1786 – 26 May 1854) was a British Vice-Admiral started to serve in the Napoleonic Wars and appointed First Sea Lord of the Admiralty in 1852. ... Admiral Maurice Frederick FitzHardinge Berkeley, 1st Baron FitzHardinge of Bristol, GCB PC (3 January 1788 - 17 October 1867) was a former Royal Navy First Sea Lord and former First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria. ... Richard Saunders Dundas (1802 - 1861) was a British naval officer. ... Sir William Fanshawe Martin, 4th Baronet GCB (December 5, 1801 - March 24, 1895), was a British admiral. ... Richard Saunders Dundas (1802 - 1861) was a British naval officer. ... Admiral Sir Frederick William Grey GCB (23 August 1805 - 2 May 1878) was a senior naval officer and First Sea Lord. ... Sir Alexander Milne, 1st Baronet - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Admiral Sir Sydney Dacres, was the Royal Navy British First Sea Lord from 1868 to 1872. ... Sir Alexander Milne, 1st Baronet - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Admiral Sir Hastings Reginald Yelverton, GCB, born Hastings Reginald Henry (March 1808 – 24 July 1878), was a British naval officer of the 19th century. ... Admiral Sir George Greville Wellesley GCB (2 August 1814 - 6 April 1901) was a senior naval officer and First Sea Lord. ... Sir Astley Cooper Key (1821 - March 3, 1888), English admiral, was born in London, and entered the navy in 1833. ... Admiral Arthur William Acland Hood, 1st Baron Hood of Avalon (July 14, 1824 – November 15, 1901), was an officer of the Royal Navy who held command during the Crimean War and later served as First Sea Lord. ... Lord John Hay GCB (August 23, 1827 Geneva, Switzerland – May 4, 1916) was a British politician and Admiral of the Fleet. ... Admiral Arthur William Acland Hood, 1st Baron Hood of Avalon (July 14, 1824 – November 15, 1901), was an officer of the Royal Navy who held command during the Crimean War and later served as First Sea Lord. ... Admiral Sir Richard Vesey Hamilton GCB (28 May 1829 - 17 September 1912) was a senior naval officer and First Sea Lord. ... Anthony Hiley Hoskins (1828-1901), was a British naval officer who was First Sea Lord from 1891 to 1893. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick William Richards (1833 - 1912) was the British First Sea Lord from 1893 to 1899. ... Admiral of the Fleet Lord Walter Talbot Kerr was born on 28 September 1839 and died on the 12th May, 1927 at age 87. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lord Louis This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Lord Louis This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ...

First Sea Lords, 1904–1964

John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher (January 25, 1841 – July 10, 1920), commonly known as Jackie Fisher, was a British admiral known for his efforts at naval reform. ... Arthur Knyvet Wilson (VC, GCB, OM, GCVO) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... Admiral Sir Francis Charles Bridgeman Bridgeman GCB, GCVO (7 December 1848 – 17 February 1929) was a British sailor. ... Prince Louis of Battenberg Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, (24 May 1854 – 11 September 1921), formerly Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg, was a minor German prince who married into the British Royal Family and pursued a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, eventually serving as First Sea... John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher (January 25, 1841 – July 10, 1920), commonly known as Jackie Fisher, was a British admiral known for his efforts at naval reform. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Bradwardine Jackson was born in 1855 and died in 1929. ... Admiral of the Fleet Lord Jellicoe Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (December 5, 1859–November 20, 1935) was a British Royal Navy admiral. ... Admiral Sir Rosslyn Erskine Erskine-Wemyss, 1st Baron Wester Wemyss (born 12 April 1864 in Fife, died 24 May 1933) served in active naval command positions during World War I, with postings to the Mediterranean and Egypt, and was appointed First Sea Lord in December 1917 Wemyss was the son... David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (17 January 1871- 11 March 1936), was an admiral in the Royal Navy. ... Sir Charles Madden when he was Vice Admiral. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick Laurence Field GCB KCMG (18 April 1871–24 October 1945) was a British Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet who served as First Sea Lord from 1930 to 1933. ... Alfred Ernle Montacute Chatfield, 1st Baron Chatfield, PC (1873-1967) was a British naval officer. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Roland Charles Backhouse GCB, GCVO, CMG, (24 November 1878-15 July 1939) was an Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy and First Sea Lord of the British Admiralty from 1939 to 1939. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alfred Dudley Pickman Rogers Pound GCB GCVO RN (August 29, 1877 - October 21, 1943) was a British naval officer who served as First Sea Lord, professional head of the Royal Navy from June 1939 to September 1943. ... Admiral of the Fleet Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, KT, GCB, OM, DSO** (7 January 1883 – 12 June 1963), older brother of General Sir Alan Cunningham, was a British admiral of the Second World War. ... Admiral Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham, GCB, MVO (13 April 1885 – 13 December 1962) was the Royal Navy British First Sea Lord from 1946 to 1948. ... Admiral of the Fleet Bruce Austin Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, GCB, KBE, (born Acton February 5, 1888 – February 12, 1981) was a senior British admiral during World War II. He joined the Royal Navy as a Cadet on 15 January 1904. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Rhoderick Robert McGrigor (April 12, 1893, York - 1959) was a Royal Navy officer and the British First Sea Lord from 1951 to 1955. ... Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC (25 June 1900–27 August 1979) was a British admiral and statesman and an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... Admiral Sir Charles Lambe, was the Royal Navy British First Sea Lord from 1959 to 1960. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Caspar John, born 1903, died 1984 was the British First Sea Lord from 1960 to 1963. ... Sir David Luce was First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy from 1963 to 1966. ...

First Sea Lords, 1964–present

Sir David Luce was First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy from 1963 to 1966. ... Admiral of the Fleet His Excellency, Sir Varyl Cargill Begg (1908 - 1995), DSO, DSC, was the British First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy from 1966 to 1968. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Le Fanu (August 2, 1913-November 28, 1970) was a British Royal Navy admiral who was appointed in 1970 to become Chief of the Defence Staff but never managed to hold the office because he was suddenly discovered to be terminally ill and retired... Peter John Hill-Norton, Baron Hill-Norton GCB (8 February 1915-16 May 2004) was an Admiral of the Fleet, former Chief of the Defence Staff of the United Kingdom and former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Patrick Pollock, GCB, LVO, DSC (19 October 1916 - 27 September 2006) was a British officer in the Royal Navy who rose to become First Sea Lord from 1971 to 1974. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore (1919 - ) is a former senior Royal Navy officer. ... The Right Honourable Terence Thornton Lewin, Baron Lewin, KG, GCB, LVO, DSC (1920-1999) was an Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Leach (born 1923) is a former First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy Sir Henry Leach was First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff between 1979 and 1982. ... Admiral of the Fleet The Right Honourable John David Elliott Fieldhouse, Baron Fieldhouse, GCB, GBE (1928–17 February 1992) was a high ranking officer in the Royal Navy Primarily a submariner in the Royal Navy, later rising to the highest position in UK Armed Forces In 1982 in the rank... Admiral Sir William Stavely, was the Royal Navy British First Sea Lord from 1985 to 1989. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir Julian Oswald, GCB RN (born 1933) is a British naval officer who served as Chief of the Naval Staff and First Sea Lord from 1989 to 1993. ... Admiral of the Fleet Sir David Benjamin Bathurst, GCB, ADC (born 1936) is a Royal Navy officer who served as Chief of the Naval Staff and First Sea Lord during the early 1990s. ... Admiral Sir Jock Slater GCB, LVO (born March 27, 1938). ... Admiral Lord Boyce, courtesy of http://www. ... Admiral Sir Nigel Essenhigh, Royal Navy, is a British admiral who served as First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy from 2001-2002. ... The Queen and Admiral Sir Alan West, then First Sea Lord embarked onboard HMS Endurance during the review of the international fleet Admiral Sir Alan West, GCB, DSC, DUniv (born 1948) was the First Sea Lord, the professional head of the Royal Navy, from 2002 to 2006. ... Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, KCB, ADC,BSc(Exon), (born 1950), since 2006, is the First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom, the most senior serving officer in the Royal Navy. ...

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The First Sea Lord is the professional head of the British Royal Navy.
Prior to 1809 naval officers had occasionally served as First Lord of the Admiralty, or president of the Board of Admiralty.
The title of First Sea Lord was first given to the senior naval officer on the Board of Admiralty in 1828.
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