Devonport Station

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Devonport Station
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CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Navy
RoleArea of Responsibility
Part ofAdmiralty
Garrison/HQDevonport Dockyard, England
FirstAdmiral of the White
Sir John West
Sir Algernon Lyons

The Devonport Station, was a major naval command area of the British Royal Navy. It was commanded by a Port Admiral known as the Commander-in-Chief, Devonport.[1]

The command was one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy divided its worldwide responsibilities.


The station dates back to around 1743 when it was formed as the Plymouth Station. Its area of responsibility extended along the South Coast from Exmouth in East Devon to Penzance in Cornwall. In 1845 the Plymouth Station was renamed the Devonport Station and remained so until 1896,[2] when it reverted back to its original name. The station was commanded by the Commander-in-Chief, Devonport.

In Command

Commander-in-Chief, Devonport (1845-1896)

Admiral-Superintendent, Plymouth Dockyard (1845-1846)

Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard (1846-1850)

Commodore-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard (1850-1854)

Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard (1854-1896)



  1. "Augustus Phillimore in ceremonial uniform, as Commander-in-Chief, Devonport". Kew, London: National Archives UK. 1885. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  2. Donnithorne, Christopher (May 2017). "Naval Biographical Database". C. Donnithorne. Retrieved 19 August 2019.