1778-79     Admiral Hon. Augustus Keppel
1779-80     Admiral Sir Charles Hardy
1780          Admiral Francis Geary
1780-82     Vice-Admiral George Darby
1782-83     Admiral Viscount Howe
1783-84     Commodore Sir John Lindsay
1785-88     Commodore John Leveson-Gower
1790          Admiral Earl Howe
1793-97     Admiral Earl Howe    (1795-97   Admiral  Lord Bridport in temporary command)
1797-00     Admiral Lord Bridport
1800-01     Admiral Earl of St. Vincent
1801-02     Admiral Sir William Cornwallis
1803-06     Admiral Sir William Cornwallis
1806-07     Admiral Earl of St Vincent
1807-08     Admiral Lord Gardner
1808-11     Admiral Lord Gambier
1811-12     Admiral Sir Charles Cotton
1812-15     Admiral Lord Keith
1831-32     Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Codrington
1846          Commodore Sir Francis Collier
1846-47     Vice-Admiral Sir William Parker
1847-49     Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Napier