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the supreme commander of a fleet

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The Award of Admiral of the Fleet was abolished in 1995, when the last admiral to hold the post was Admiral Sir Benjamin Bathurst.
1915); directed a naval bombardment of the forts, which (at least temporarily) silenced all of them, but the loss of three British and one French battleship to mines weakened his resolve (March 18); determined to sweep the minefields, he refused to commit his battleships until paths were cleared, and unwittingly allowed the weary and battered Turks time to restore their defenses; reluctant to expose his ships to danger, he allowed his forces to suffer serious attrition from an active Turkish naval defense; despite this, was promoted vice admiral (1917) and made commander of the Mediterranean fleet (1919-1922); commander of the Atlantic Fleet (1922-1924) and promoted admiral of the fleet (1925), he died in 1928.
HUNDREDS gathered alongside the PS1bn Royal Naval Destroyer, HMS Duncan, in Cardiff Bay yesterday to watch Prince Charles board the ship as Admiral of the Fleet to meet the officers and crew.
And Fred - the only north-easterner at Downing Street this week - had the honour of meeting Tim Lewin, the son of his wartime commander, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin of Greenwich.
Fitzgerald, and Lord Charles Beresford, abetted by leading writers like the Colomb brothers and the historian John Knox Laughton, all of whom were encouraged by older admirals such as Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Symonds and Sir Geoffrey Phipps-Hornby.
Stable mate Admiral of the fleet is a late absentee after a minor setback.
She also demanded he be made Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the RAF, notes by then-cabinet secretary Sir Norman Brook show.
Alongside her, on board the Antarctic survey ship HMS Endurance, stood the Duke of Edinburgh, in the uniform of Admiral of the Fleet, encrusted with faded gold braid.
HMS Endurance took the Queen, in her role as Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, and the Admiral of the Fleet, the Duke of Edinburgh, past the fleet which included warships and tall ships and representatives from all sectors of the maritime industry.
HMS Endurance escorted the Queen, in her role as Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, and the Admiral of the Fleet, the Duke of Edinburgh, past the fleet which included warships and tall ships and representatives from all sectors of the maritime industry.
Her husband is the Admiral Of The Fleet, but she hates sailing
Sir George Callahan; replaced Callahan as Commander in Chief of the Home Fleet at the outbreak of World War I (August 4, 1914), and undertook to improve the fleet's combat readiness; admiral (March 1915); led the Home Fleet to intercept Scheer's sortie, and defeated him at Jutland (May 31-June 1, 1916); although British losses were greater than the German, Jellicoe had not "lost the war in an afternoon," and the German High Seas Fleet's strategic position was unchanged; first sea lord (November 28, 1916-December 1917); Viscount Jellicoe of Scapa (December 1919); admiral of the fleet (1919); governor-general of New Zealand (1920-1924); created earl (1925); died on November 20, 1935.
Lord Mountbatten was admiral of the fleet in the Second World War and the last viceroy of India.
My father used to tell anyone who would listen that his four-times-great grandfather was an admiral of the fleet who rejoiced in the name Sir Cloudesley Shovell.