Iceland (C) Station

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Iceland (C) Station
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1941–1945
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeStation
Part ofDepartment of Admiralty (1941–1945)
Garrison/HQHMS Baldur, Hvitanes, Iceland

The Iceland (C) Station [1] was a naval command of Royal Navy established in 1941 and deactivated in 1945.

The officer in commanding was titled Admiral Commanding, Iceland (C), who was later renamed the Flag Officer Commanding, Iceland (C).[2][3]

History

For strategic reasons the Royal Navy was distributed around the world, separated into various fleets and operating from a number of regional stations, also known as commands.[4] The Admiralty appointed a flag officer to administer the Iceland (C) station styled as Admiral Commanding, Iceland in 1941 .[5]. The station was headquartered at the shore establishment HMS Baldur, Hvitanes, Iceland. In addition it also established an accounting and accommodation shore base called HMS Baldur II as part of the station. Iceland was an important base for North Atlantic convoys, patrol and anti-submarine duties. The naval station was deactivated in 1945.

In Command

Admiral Commanding, Iceland (1941-1943)

Flag Officer Commanding, Iceland (C) (1943-1945)

References

  1. Admiralty, Great Britain (January 1945). "Flag Officers in Commission: Stations: Iceland (C)". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office. p. 2340.
  2. Admiralty, Great Britain (December 1942). "Flag Officers in Commission". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office. p. 1337.
  3. Admiralty, Great Britain (July 1945). "Flag Officers in Commission: Stations". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office. p. 2349.
  4. Archives, The National. "Royal Navy operations in the Second World War - The National Archives". The National Archives. London, England: The National Archives. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  5. Admiralty, Great Britain (December 1942). "Flag Officers in Commission". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office. p. 1337.