Coast Guard Service

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Coast Guard Service
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1856 – 1923
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeCoastal Defence Force
Part ofRoyal Navy
Garrison/HQSpring Gardens, London, England London
Commanders
FirstCaptain
Chas Eden.
LastVice-Admiral
Sir Morgan Singer.

The Coast Guard Service, formally known as HM Coastguard or Coast Guard, was a British coast defence force and naval reserve administered by the Department of Admiralty through the Coast Guard Office between 1856 and 1923.

History

The Coast Guard Service, was a British coast defence force and naval reserve administered by the Department of Admiralty through the Coast Guard Office between 1856 and 1923.[1] Under the Admiralty the Coastguard was divided into three bodies: the Shore Force, the Permanent Coast Guard Cruiser Force and the Guard Ships (which lay at major ports)..[2]

The shore force was organised into districts, these were then subdivided into divisions, stations and detachments, some associated with Royal Naval Reserve Batteries. The Coast Guard Districts were administered by a senior naval officer from the rank of Captain up to Rear-Admiral.[3]

Coast Guard Districts to 1903

  1. Clyde Coast Guard District (1859 - 1903) HQ Greeock
  2. Falmouth Coast Guard District (1859 - 1866 )
  3. Falmouth and Weymouth Coast Guard District ( 1868- ) HQ Weymouth
  4. Harwich Coast Guard District (1859 -1903) HQ Harwich
  5. Hull Coast Guard District (1857 -1903) - HQ Hull
  6. Kingstown Coast Guard District (from 1858 until 1903)
  7. Holyhead Coast Guard District ( -1903)
  8. Leith Coast Guard District (1859-1903) HQ Queensferry
  9. Limerick Coast Guard District (1864 -1884) HQ Foynes, River Shannon
  10. Liverpool Coast Guard District (1857 - 1884) HQ Liverpool
  11. Lough Swilly Coast Guard District (1868-1903) HQ Rathmullen
  12. Milford Coast Guard District (from 1857 - 1864) HQ Pembroke
  13. Newhaven Coast Guard District (from 1859 until ) HQ Southampton
  14. Queenstown Coast Guard District (from 1853 until 1922)
  15. Weymouth Coast Guard District (1858 - 1884)
  16. Weymouth East Coast Guard District (1884-1903)
  17. Weymouth West Coast Guard District (1884-1903)

Coast Guard Districts from 1903

  1. Buncrana Coast Guard District (from 1920 until 1922)
  2. Eastern Coast Guard District (from 1903 until 1920)
  3. Humber Coast Guard District (from 1920 until 1922)
  4. Irish Sea Coast Guard Area (from 1920 until 1922)
  5. Kingstown Coast Guard Area (from 1920 until 1921)
  6. Nore Coast Guard District (from 1920 until 1923)
  7. North of Ireland Coast Guard District (from 1903 until 1920 and from 1922 until 1923)
  8. North of Scotland Coast Guard District (from 1920 until 1922)
  9. Plymouth Coast Guard Area (from 1920 until 1923)
  10. Portsmouth Coast Guard District (from 1920 until 1923)
  11. Rosyth Coast Guard District (from 1920 until 1923)
  12. Scottish Coast Guard District (from 1903 until 1920 and from 1922 until 1923)
  13. South of Ireland Coast Guard District (from 1903 until 1920) HQ Queenstown.
  14. Southern Coast Guard District (from 1903 until 1920)
  15. Western Coast Guard District (from 1903 until 1920)

Footnotes

  1. "Coastguard Stations". historicengland.org.uk. Historic England. October 2012. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. Historic England
  3. Historic England

Bibliography

  1. "Coastguard Stations". historicengland.org.uk. PDF. Historic England. October 2012.