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Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
CountryFlag of British India (1885-1947).png Bombay, British India
AllegianceFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeNaval Base & Station
Garrison/HQRIN Base, Calcutta, India

Calcutta was a naval base and command of the British Royal Navy and Royal Indian Navy,[1] it was first established during world war two from 1939 to 1945. At various times it encompassed a shore base, naval formations and other ships not attached to other formations. Command was initially vested in a Captain.

Naval HQ

Map of RN Bases and Ports Indian Ocean in World War Two. © Gordon Smith

Naval Officer-in-Charge, Calcutta (1939-1945)


  1. Clancy, Patrick; Jewell, Larry (1939–1945). "HyperWar: The Royal Indian Navy (Appendix 4) SHORE ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE R.I.N. DURING THE WAR". HyperWar Foundation. Retrieved 26 September 2020.