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AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
Garrison/HQFleetwood, Lancashire, England.
LastCommander, Dayrell Davies
Colonel of
the Regiment
Commander, Dayrell Davies

Fleetwood was a naval base and area command of the Royal Navy activated in November, 1917. The Department of Admiralty subdivided its operational responsibilities into a number of geographically defined stations.[1] The Royal Navy was organised into a series of formations or naval establishments each assigned to that geographic area.[2] Appointed to each station was a naval officer. The command was deactivated in October, 1918.


The town of Fleetwood in Lancashire was a minor naval base in World War One facing the Irish Sea.[3]

In Command

Commander-in-Charge, Fleetwood

  1. Commander, Dayrell Davies, 7 November, 1917 – 29 October, 1918.[4]


  1. Disease in the Royal Navy during the Nineteenth Century, 1856-1898. https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/. University of Essex, University of Manchester and Jisc. p.2.
  2. At Sea With the Scientifics: The Challenger Letters of Joseph Matkin. Joseph Matkin. University of Hawaii Press, 1992. p. 384.
  3. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (19 July 2017). "Fleetwood - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. Harley and Lovell. Fleetwood. 19 July 2017.