Lyness

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Lyness
HMS Proserpine
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1914
Disbanded1957
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeStation
Part ofOrkney and Shetlands Command
(1939-1946)
Garrison/HQRN Base, Lyness, Scotland
Commanders
FirstRear-Admiral Patrick Macnamara
LastRear-Admiral Patrick Macnamara

Lyness was the main naval base of the British Home Fleet stationed at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands from 1914 the base remained a Royal Navy installation until 1957 when it was closed down.

History

HM Naval Establishment, Lyness, the naval base and dockyard seen during World War 1 with the surrendered German High Seas Fleet at anchor in back ground

During the Second World War it was home to HMS Proserpine, the main base for the naval fleet based at Scapa Flow

In Command

Admiral-Superintendent, Lyness

Included:[1]

Admiral Superintendent, Lyness
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Patrick Macnamara (rtd.) 3 October 1940 - March 1945

References

  1. "Admiral Superintendent's Office, Lyness". nationalarchives.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 20 June 2020.