1774-76   Vice-Admiral Samuel Graves
1776         Rear-Admiral Sir Molyneaux Shuldham
1776-78   Vice-Admiral Viscount Howe
1778-79   Rear-Admiral James Gambier
1779         Commodore Sir George Collier
1779-81   Vice-Admiral Marriot Arbuthnot
1781         Rear-Admiral Thomas Graves
1781-83   Rear-Admiral Hon Robert Digby
1783-        See Halifax