Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches

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Gibraltar & Mediterranean Approaches Command
HMS Cormorant
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1943-1946
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Part ofMediterranean Station
Commanders
FirstVice-Admiral Sir Harold M. Burrough
LastVice-Admiral Sir Victor A.C. Crutchley

Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches was a naval command of the British Royal Navy created in September, 1943 and existed until December, 1946. It was commanded by the Flag Officer Commanding, Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches.

History

Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches was a naval command of the British Royal Navy created in September, 1943 as one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy administered its worldwide responsibilities. It was defined so by the Department of Admiralty to identify the area jurisdiction of the Flag Officer Commanding, Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches and existed until December, 1946.[1]

For command purposes the Royal Navy was divided into a number of major or local stations, fleets or or other formations, each normally under an admiral or senior officer.[2]

Naval HQ

Flag Officer Commanding, Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches

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. Those components that were part of this station are shown below.


Formations

Unit From To Ref
name date date

Naval Sub Commands

Unit From To In Command
Azores date date S.B.N.O. Azores

Shore Establishments

Unit From To In Command
Gibraltar Dockyard date date Capt-Supt, Gibraltar Dockyard

Footnotes

  1. Pogue, Forrest C. (1996). The Supreme Command. Washington DC: Center of Military History, United States Army. p. 3.
  2. "Records of Stations and Fleets". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Kew, Surrey, England.: National Archives UK. 1702–1969. Retrieved 14 November 2019.