Ardrossan

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Ardrossan
HMS Fortitude (1942-1945)
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Active1914, 1942
Disbanded1919, 1945
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeStation
Part ofCoast of Scotland Station (1915-1916)
Rosyth Command (1916-1919)
Western Approaches Command (1942-1945
Garrison/HQArdrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Ardrossan was a base and area command of the Royal Navy first established in January 1915 as one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy divided its worldwide responsibilities. It was active until June 1919 before it deactivated.[1] In February 1942 the command was reactivated until July 1945 before being deactivated.

The station was commanded by the Senior Naval Officer, Ardrossan.[2]

Location

Ardrossan is located on the east shore of the Firth of Clyde, on the North Ayrshire coast in southwestern Scotland. It was a Royal Navy base in the both World War One and World War Two. It is located on the North Ayrshire coast in south-western Scotland.[3]

Naval HQ

Senior Naval Officer, Ardrossan

Included:

  1. Commander William R. D. Crowther, 10 January, 1915 – June, 1915. (acting).[4]
  2. Commander Francis H Grenfell, July – August, 1915.[5][6]
  3. Captain Alexander G. Wright, 4 August, 1915 – 30 June, 1919.[7]
  4. Captain J.L. Field, February, 1942 - June, 1944.[8]
  5. Captain F.A.P. Foster, June 1944 - July, 1945.[9]

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (20 July 2017). "Ardrossan - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  2. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (20 July 2017). "Ardrossan - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell.
  3. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (20 July 2017). "Deal - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  4. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (20 July 2017). "Ardrossan - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell.
  5. Watson, Dr Graham (23 July 2015). "British Admiralty, Shore Establishments, Fleets and Station, World War 1". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  6. Harley and Lovell.
  7. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (20 July 2017). "Ardrossan - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell.
  8. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "World War II unit histories & officers:Western Approaches Command, Ardrossan". www.unithistories.com. Houterman & Koppes. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  9. Houterman & Koppes