Canal Area

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Canal Area
HMS Stag
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Garrison/HQPort Said Naval Base, Egypt.
In CommandSenior Naval Officer, Canal Area
FirstRear-Admiral Richard James Rodney Scott
LastRear-Admiral Richard James Rodney Scott

Canal Area was a short lived naval command of the British Royal Navy originally established on 7 April, 1942 at Port Said, Egypt. At various times it encompassed a shore base, naval formations and other ships not attached to other formations. The command was vested in a Rear-Admiral known as the [ Senior Naval Officer, Canal Area. It existed until 17 May, 1942.


The naval command was created on 7 April 1942 following a change of name of the earlier Suez Canal Area command that had previously been under the control and direction of Vice-Admiral Sir James Murray Pipon who was headquartered at Ismalia. He was replaced by new incoming commander with the title Senior Naval Officer, Canal Area. This command lasted until 17 May, 1942 when it was merged with the Red Sea command to the Red Sea and Canal Area command.

Naval HQ (HMS Stag)

Senior Naval Officer, Canal Area

Senior Naval Officer, Canal Area
Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Richard James Rodney Scott 7 April, 1942 - 17 May, 1942 (retd)..[1]


  1. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945 - S". Netherlands: Houtermand and Koppes.