Second Sea Lord

The current Second Sea lord is Vice Admiral Nick Hine CB who was appointed in April 2019. A warfare officer with a predominantly submarine background, he has served in a variety of diesel and nuclear submarines, as well as undertaking a number of surface vessel and staff appointments.

Second Sea Lord

Vice Admiral Nick Hine CB

The Second Sea Lord is responsible for overseeing all 'people matters' in the Royal Navy - recruiting, training, sport, diversity, welfare and support for families  - as well as bases and facilities.

The Second Sea Lord reports to the First Sea Lord and is appointed by the Prime Minister.


Vice Admiral Nick Hine CB

Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Nick Hine CB

Vice Admiral Nick Hine CB

While the title of Second Sea Lord is nearly as old as Nelson’s flagship, I am privileged to take up this role in 2019 and lead our modern, dynamic and world-class Naval Service.

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