Admirals of the Royal Navy Who Served In or Who Were Responsible For Canada

by John M. MacFarlane 2011

The Royal Navy had the duty of defending Canada's waters prior to 1910. Admirals and Commodores of the Royal Navy have been serving in North America for several hundred years. During that time 124 of them served there. Prior to the Nineteenth Century admirals with responsibility for North Atlantic waters off what is now Canada carried various titles which corresponded to particular appointments. In 1812 it was decided to unite the seperate commands of Halifax, Jamaica and the Leeward Islands as the North America and West Indies Station. One of the bases of the North American Station was Halifax (the other one was Bermuda). The Admiral appointed to the Station was provided with an officer's residence - Admiralty House - above the Dockyard.

In the Pacific the Royal Navy had a station as a Rear-Admiral's command between 1837 and 1905. Between 1846 and 1910 there was a more or less continuous presence of British warships on the Pacific Coast. The bases of operations were at Esquimalt British Columbia and Valparaiso Chile. A Residence ashore was not provided and only three of the Admirals brought their families out to live in rented accomodations. During the first decade of the Twentieth Century Britain's naval stations were reduced as the fleet was concentrated in Home Waters. The naval bases at Halifax and Esquimalt were transferred to Canada following the creation of the Royal Canadian Navy in 1910.

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Name Title
Kempthorne, Thomas Commodore (RN)
Keppel, Augustus Admiral (RN)
Key, Astley Cooper Admiral (RN)
Kingcome, John Admiral (RN)
Laforce, Hypolite Commodore (RN)
Lake, Willoughby Thomas Vice-Admiral (RN)
Lee, Fitzroy Henry Vice-Admiral (RN)
Lentaigne, Charles Nugent Commodore (RN)
Lyons, Algernon McLennan Vice-Admiral (RN)
Maitland, Thomas Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
Marshall, Samuel Captain (RN)
McClintock, Francis Leopold Admiral (RN)
Meade, Richard James Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
Medley, Henry Vice-Admiral (RN)
Milbanke, Mark Admiral (RN)
Milne, Alexander Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
Milne, David Admiral (RN)
Mitchell, Andrew Admiral (RN)
Montagu, John Vice-Admiral (RN)
Moresby, Fairfax Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
Moresby, John Admiral (RN)
Mowat, Henry Captain (RN)
Mundy, George Rodney Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
Murray, George Vice-Admiral (RN)
Murray, Robert Vice-Admiral (RN)
Muskerry, Robert McCarthy (McCarty) Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland
Nugent, Rowland Vice-Admiral (RN)
Ogle, Charles Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
Osborn, Henry Admiral (RN)
Owen, Edward William Campbell Rich Admiral (RN)
Owen, William Fitzwilliam Admiral (RN)
Paget, Charles Vice-Admiral (RN)
Palliser, Henry St. Leger Bury Admiral (RN)
Palliser, Hugh Admiral (RN)
Parker, William Vice-Admiral (RN)
Pickmore, Francis Vice-Admiral (RN)
Pole, Charles Maurice Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
Powell, Richard Ashmore Commodore (RN)
Price, David Rear-Admiral (RN)
Rodney, George Brydges Admiral (RN)
Ross, Charles Bayne Hodgson Vice-Admiral (RN)
Saumarez, James Admiral (RN)
Saunders, Charles Admiral (RN)
Sawyer, Herbert Vice-Admiral (RN)
Schank, John Admiral (RN)
Scott, James Admiral (RN)
Scott, Matthew Henry Vice-Admiral (RN)
Scrope, Richard Admiral (RN)
Sears, Harold Parker Commodore (RN)
Seymour, George Francis Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
Shuldham, Molyneux Admiral (RN)
Smith, Thomas Vice-Admiral (RN)
Spry, Richard Rear-Admiral (RN)
Stephenson, Henry Frederick Rear-Admiral (RN)
Stewart, William Houston Admiral (RN)
Stirling, Frederick Henry Vice-Admiral (RN)
Story, William Oswald Vice-Admiral (RN)
Thomas, Richard Admiral (RN)
Townsend, Isaac Admiral (RN)
Vanbrugh, Philip Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland
Vandeput, George Admiral (RN)
Waldegrave, William Vice-Admiral (RN)
Walker, Hovenden Commodore (RN)
Wallace, James Admiral (RN)
Wallis, Provo William Parry Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
Walter, Frederick Henry Captain (RN)
Walwyn, Humphrey Thomas Vice-Admiral (RN)
Warren, John Borlase Admiral (RN)
Warren, Peter Admiral (RN)
Watson, Charles Vice-Admiral (RN)
Watson, George Willes Admiral (RN)
Watts, George Edward Vice-Admiral (RN)
Webb, James Captain (RN)
Wellesley, George Greville Admiral (RN)
Westphal, George Augustus Admiral (RN)
Westphal, Philip Admiral (RN)
Wolseley, William Admiral (RN)
Yeo, James Lucas Commodore (RN)

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