Levant Area

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Levant Area
HMS Martial (1943)
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
CountryFlag of France 1794 to 1815 and 1830 to 1958.png French Lebanon
AllegianceFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif British Empire
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Part ofAlexandria, (1942-1943)
Garrison/HQRN Base, Beirut, French Lebanon
In CommandSenior Naval Officer, Levant Area (1941-42)
Commodore, Levant Area (1942-1943)
FirstCaptain John Anthony Vere Morse
LastCommodore 2nd Class Douglas Young-Jamieson

Levant Area was a naval command of the Royal Navy established in October 1941 when the former naval command of Haifa was moved to Beirut Lebanon. It existed until


In October 1941 the Naval Officer-in-Charge, Haifa moved his headquarters from Haifa to Beirut and his is title was later changed to SNO Levant Area and his headquarters transferred to Beirut.[1] In 1943 the former commanding officers title was changed to Commodore, Levant Area. This command was part of the larger Alexandria naval command and such reported to the Rear-Admiral, Alexandria.

In Command

Senior Naval Officer, Levant Area (1941-1942)

Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
Senior Naval Officer, Levant Area
1 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png John Anthony Vere Morse October 1941 – 1 April, 1942 [2]

Commodore, Levant Area (1942-1943)

Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
Commodore, Levant Area
2 Commodore 2nd Class Commodore 2nd class command flag RN from 1864.png Douglas Young-Jamieson June – December 1943


  1. Brown, David (2013). The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean: Vol.I: September 1939 – October 1940. Cambridge, England: Routledge. p. 7. ISBN 9781135281540.
  2. Kindell, Don (16 January 2012). "Mediterranean Fleet, Admiralty War Diary 1942". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith. Retrieved 22 November 2020.