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CountryFlag of British India (1885-1947).png Chittagong, 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, Chittagong, India

Chittagong was a naval command and base 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

Naval Officer-in-Charge, Chittagong (1936-1945)

  1. Captain John Ignatius Hallett, 8 April, 1942 - June, 1943.[2]
  2. Captain A R Farquhar, June 1943 - 18 March, 1944.[3]
  3. Captain Kenneth Sidebottom Lyle, 18 March, 1944 - April, 1945.[4]


  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.
  2. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  --  H". Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  3. Admiralty. British. (June 1944). The Navy List Bi Monthly. Flag Officers in Commission: Stations. H.M.S.O. London. p.2184.
  4. Admiralty. British. (April 1945). The Navy List Quarterly. Flag Officers in Commission: Stations. H.M.S.O. London. p.2355.