|HMS Amphion (1936-38)|
|Part of||Department of Admiralty|
|Garrison/HQ||HM Naval Base, Simonstown|
Union of South Africa
The Africa Station was a major naval command area of the Royal Navy established in 1920 as one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy divided its worldwide responsibilities. It was defined so by the Department of Admiralty to identify the area jurisdiction of the Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station. It was active until 1939 when it was superseded by the South Atlantic Station.
For strategic reasons the Royal Navy was distributed around the world, separated into various fleets or squadrons and operating from a number of regional stations, also known as commands. The Africa Station was formed as a result of an area of change of command replacing the former Cape of Good Hope Station and West Africa Station. In 1939 a further change of area command resulted in it being abolished and replaced by the South Atlantic Station.
Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station
Components under this Command
|1.||6th Light Cruiser Squadron||1919-1925.|
|2.||6th Cruiser Squadron||1925-1939.|
|3.||South African Division||1913–1939.|
|4.||South American Division||1920–1939.|
Naval Bases & Ports
Naval Shore Establishments
|1.||Ascension Dockyard||1814 – 1922|
|2.||Simonstown Dockyard||1914 – 1957|
|3.||Royal Naval Hospital, Ascension||1831 – 1922|
|4.||Royal Naval Armaments Depot, Simonstown||?|
|5.||Royal Naval Hospital, Simonstown||1813-1957|
|6.||Royal Naval Ordnance Depot, Simonstown||1900-1920|
|7.||Royal Navy Torpedo Depot, Simonstown||?|
|8.||Victualling Yard, Simonstown||1814 – 1940|
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