Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station

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Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station
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Active(1857-1865)
(1867-1903)
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeStation
Part ofDepartment of Admiralty
Garrison/HQSimonstown, South Africa

Cape of Good Hope Station and West Africa Station was a major command and naval station of the Royal Navy first established from 1857 to 1865 and then again from 1867 to 1903 when it was superseded by the Cape of Good Hope Station.[1]

Command of the station was vested in the Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station.

History

The station was created in 1857 due to a change in area of command when the West Coast of Africa Station was combined with the Cape of Good Hope Station to form the Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station.[2] It existed in its first formation until 1865 when this station was combined with the East Indies Station to create a new larger command East Indies & Cape of Good Hope Station. In 1867 another change in the area of command resulted in the station being established until 1903 when it was renamed back to the Cape of Good Hope Station until 1919 when it was renamed again to the Africa Station.[3]

In Command

Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station

  1. Rear-Admiral Sir Frederick Grey (1857-1860)
  2. Rear-Admiral Sir Henry Keppel (1860)
  3. Rear-Admiral Sir Baldwin Walker (1861-1865)
  4. Commodore Sir William Dowell (1867-1871)
  5. Commodore Sir John Commerell (1871-1873)
  6. Commodore Sir William Hewett (1873-1876)
  7. Commodore Sir Francis Sullivan (1876-1879)
  8. Commodore Sir Frederick Richards (1879-1882)
  9. Rear-Admiral Sir Nowell Salmon (1882-1885)
  10. Rear-Admiral Sir Walter Hunt-Grubbe (1885-1888)
  11. Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Wells (1888-1890)
  12. Rear-Admiral Sir Henry Nicholson (1890-1892)
  13. Rear-Admiral Sir Frederick Bedford (1892-1895)
  14. Rear-Admiral Sir Harry Rawson (1895-1898)
  15. Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Harris (1898-1900)
  16. Rear-Admiral Sir Arthur Moore (1901-1903)

Footnotes

  1. Hore, Peter (2012). Dreadnought to Daring: 100 Years of Comment, Controversy and Debate in The Naval Review. Barnsley, England.: Seaforth Publishing. pp. 198–199. ISBN 9781848321489.
  2. Hoare. pp. 198-199.
  3. Hoare. pp. 198-199.