Oldest Commissioned Warship in the World Changes Command

On the 15th May 2015 Lt Cdr BJ Smith assumed command of the oldest commissioned warship in the world, HMS Victory.

In a brief ceremony held in the Great Cabin, Lt Cdr Smith became the 101st Commanding Officer and in keeping with tradition, signed the ship’s special record book.

Lt Cdr Smith’s previous employment was at Navy Command Headquarters where he was responsible for Surface Ships Force Development.

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