Hartlepool and Tees

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Hartlepool and Tees
HMS Paragon (1939-45)
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Garrison/HQR.N.Base, Hartlepool, England.

Hartlepool and Tees was a naval base and area command of the Royal Navy as one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy divided its worldwide responsibilities.


In World War I Hartlepool Naval Base was established, During World War II Its area of responsibility was widened to include the River Tees creating a new command area Hartlepool and Tees. In December 1943 it was renamed Tees.

In Command

Naval Officer-in-Charge, Hartlepool and Tees (1941-1943)

  1. Captain Eric John Shelley, (retd), 16 September, 1941 - 9 July, 1943.
  2. Captain Robert Douglas King-Harman, 12 July, 1943 - December, 1943.[1]


  1. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "World War II unit histories & R.N. officers: Ki". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 9 June 2021.