Mudros

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Mudros
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1915-1920
CountryFirst National Flag of Greece 1822 to 1978.png Kingdom of Greece
AllegianceFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeStation
Part ofMediterranean Station
Garrison/HQRN Base, Mudros

Mudros was a naval base, and area command of the British Royal Navy during and after the First World War it provided shore support to the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron then later the British Aegean Squadron.[1]

History

Allied Ships in Mudros Harbour, Lemnos Island, Greece in April 1915.

The island port of Mudros is located on the island of Lemnos, North Aegean, Greece. During the Dardanelles Campaign of the First World War, the town and its harbour were used as an Allied base, commanded by Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss.[1] The British Empire troops used the form Mudros. On 30 October 1918, it was the site of the signing of the Armistice of Mudros, which saw the end of hostilities between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies. The British withdrew from Mudros in 1920.

In Command

Senior Naval Officer, Mudros (1915-1917)

Senior Naval Officer, Mudros
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Rosslyn Wemyss March - November 1915.[1]
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Arthur Christian November 1915 – August 1917.[1]

Principal Naval Transport Officer, Mudros (1915-1916)

Principal Naval Transport Officer, Mudros
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Commodore, Second Class Commodore 2nd class command flag RN from 1864.png Maurice Swynfen Fitzmaurice 31 August, 1915 – 20 January, 1916.[1]

Captain of Base, Mudros (1918-1920)

Captain of Base, Mudros
Rank Insig Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png Claude A. Rombulow-Pearse 12 November 1918 – 13 January 1919 [1]
2 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png Bertram S. Evans 13 January 1919 died in post.[1]
3 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png Michael H. Wilding 1 March 1919 – 4 October 1920 [1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (3 November 2018). "Mudros - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 14 July 2020.