Khurramshahr

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HM Naval Base, Khurramshahr
HMS Euphrates
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1941-1945
CountryFlag of Persia (1933–1964).png Khurramshahr, Persia
AllegianceFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeNaval Base & Station
Part ofPersian Gulf Station
(1941-1945)
Garrison/HQRN Base, Khurramshahr, Persia.
(1941-1945)

Khurramshahr or (Khorramshahr) was a naval base and area command of the British Royal Navy, it was first established in 1941 and deactivated in 1945. At various times it encompassed a shore base, naval formations and other ships not attached to other formations. Command was initially vested in a Captain.

History

The British established a naval base HMS Euphrates in the Port of Basra, Iraq on the river Euphrates. The station was disestablished after the first world war. It was a sub-area command of the larger Egypt and Red Sea Station (1916-1919).[1]

During world war two HMS Euphrates previously the naval base at Basra was reactivated at the Khurramshahr, in Persia.[2] Khurramshahr was a sub command of the Persian Gulf Station until 1945.

In Command

Naval Officer in Charge, Basra

Naval Officer in Charge, Basra
Rank Insig Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png Richard Hart Garstin, R.I.N. 15 May, 1941 – December, 1941 [3]
2 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png C. H. Corser, R.I.N. 20 January, 1942 – December, 1941 [4]
3 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png C. H. Bluett, R.I.N. 20 January, 1942 – July, 1945 (retd),[5][6][7]

References

  1. Admiralty, British (December 1919). Navy List. London England: H.M.S.O. p. 1154.
  2. "HyperWar: The Royal Indian Navy (Chapter 5)". www.ibiblio.org. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Indian Navy (RIN) Officers 1939-1945". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and and Koppes. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  4. Admiralty, British (December 1943). "Flag Officers in Commission". The Navy List (Bi Monthly) Vol III. London, England.: H.M.S.O. p. 2021.
  5. Admiralty, British (December 1943). "Flag Officers in Commission". The Navy List (Bi-Monthly) Vol II. London, England.: H.M.S.O. p. 2021.
  6. Admiralty, British (June 1944). "Flag Officers in Commission". The Navy List (Bi-Monthly) Vol II. London, England.: H.M.S.O. p. 2185.
  7. Admiralty, British (July 1945). "Flag Officers in Commission". The Navy List (Quarterly) Vol III. London, England.: H.M.S.O. p. 2352.