Buncrana Area

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Garrison/HQRN Base, Buncrana

The Buncrana Area was naval command of the Royal Navy headquartered at Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland. It was part of the Western Approaches Station after World War One. It was formed in December, 1919 and was active until 1922.

In Command

Commanding Officer, Buncrana Area (1919-1922)


  • Captain Robert D. G. Dewar, 19 October, 1920 – October, 1921.


At various times it encompassed naval formations and other ships not attached to other fleets. In addition to shore establishments including, barracks, dockyards, depots, hospitals, refitting and re-supply bases, naval bases or victualling yards. Those components that were part of this station are shown below.


  1. Admiralty, British. (Oct 1921). The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London.