Ismailia

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Ismailia (Suez Canal Area)
HMS Stag
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1939–1942
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeStation
Part ofEast Indies Station (1939-1941)
Mediterranean Station (1941-1942)
Naval HQRN Base, Ismailia, Port of Ismailia‎
Egypt
Commanders
In CommandSenior British Naval Officer, Suez Canal Area

Ismailia was a base and naval command of the British Royal Navy, it was established in 1939 and deactivated in 1942. At various times it encompassed a shore bases, naval formations and other ships not attached to other formations. Command was initially vested in a Rear-Admiral. It was a sub-area command of the larger East Indies Station from (1939-1941), the Mediterranean Station, (1941-1942)

Base HQ

Senior British Naval Officer, Suez Canal Area (1939-42)

Chief Staff Officer to the Senior British Naval Officer, Suez Canal Area

  1. A/Capt H.A. Simpson, RN (retd), 6 February, 1940 – 7 April, 1942.

Secretary to the Senior British Naval Officer, Suez Canal Area

  1. Paymaster-Commander G.W. Best, 6 February, 1940 – 7 April, 1942.

Components

It encompassed Royal Navy Dockyards and bases in Ismailia, Suez canal area, and other ships not attached to other fleets. The Senior British Naval Officer was usually a Vice-Admiral.

  1. Haifa Naval Base
  2. Ismailia Naval Base
  3. Port Said Naval Base