Cardiff

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HM Naval Base, Cardiff
HMS Lucifer(1942-1945)
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1919-1921, 1942-1945
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeStation
Part ofCoast of Ireland Station
(1915-1919)
Western Approaches Station
(1919-1921)
Western Approaches Command
(1942-1946)
Commanders
FirstCaptain Noel Grant.
LastRear-Admiral Arthur Duncan Read.

Cardiff was a naval base and area command of the Royal Navy established during and after World War One from 1915 to 1921 and again during World War Two from 1942 to 1945.[1][2]

Naval HQ

The Port of Cardiff in the 1930s

Senior Naval Officer, Cardiff (1918-1921)

  1. Captain Noel Grant, 7 June, 1918 – 28 January, 1920.[3]
  2. Commander Charles Herbert Neill James, 22 October, 1920 – 22 November, 1920 (temporary).[4]

Principal Naval Transport Officer, Cardiff (1915-1921)

  1. Captain Reginald F. Parker, 1 April, 1915 – 10 July, 1916, (retd).[5]
  2. Acting Captain Henry V. Simpson, 10 November, 1916 – 16 January, 1918.[6]
  3. Captain John P. de Montmorency, 16 January, 1918 – 1 July, 1919, (retd).[7]
  4. Captain John R. Lay, before January, 1921, (retd).[8]

Flag Officer-in-Charge, Cardiff (1942-1946)

Chief of Staff to Flag Officer-in-Charge, Cardiff

  1. A/Captain: M.C. Despard, 3 February 1942 - July 1945, (retd).[9]

Secretary to Flag Officer-in-Charge, Cardiff

  1. Paymaster Lt.Cdr. R.J.V. Spurway, 3 February 1942 - April 1944, (retd).[10]

Components

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.

References

  1. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy, Western Approaches Command 1939-1945". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (24 August 2018). "Cardiff - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  3. Harley and Lovell, "Cardiff - The Dreadnought Project".
  4. Harley and Lovell, "Cardiff - The Dreadnought Project".
  5. Harley and Lovell, "Cardiff - The Dreadnought Project".
  6. Harley and Lovell, "Cardiff - The Dreadnought Project".
  7. Harley and Lovell, "Cardiff - The Dreadnought Project".
  8. Harley and Lovell, "Cardiff - The Dreadnought Project".
  9. Houterman and Koppes 'Western Approaches Command'.
  10. Houterman and Koppes 'Western Approaches Command'.