Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland
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Active1915-1919, 1939-1945
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
Part ofWestern Approaches Command (1944-1945)
Garrison/HQBelfast, Ireland.
FirstRear-Admiral R.H.L. Bevan
LastCaptain (retired) Salisbury H. Simpson

Northern Ireland was an area command or naval station activated during World War Two in February, 1944 when the Belfast command was renamed. The Department of Admiralty subdivided its operational responsibilities into a number of geographically defined stations.[1] The Royal Navy was organised into a series of formations or naval establishments each assigned to that geographic area.[2] Appointed to each station was a naval officer. The command was first established from 1944 to 1945.


Belfast, Ireland was a centre of British shipbuilding and a naval base during the first and second world wars's.[3]

In Command

Flag Officer-in-Charge, Northern Ireland (1944-1945)


  1. Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Hugh Loraine Bevan, February, 1944 – 1945. (retd).

Naval Transport Officer in Charge, Belfast (1941-1945)


  1. Captain (retired) Salisbury H. Simpson, 14 April, 1941 – 1 July, 1945


  1. Disease in the Royal Navy during the Nineteenth Century, 1856-1898. University of Essex, University of Manchester and Jisc. p.2.
  2. At Sea With the Scientifics: The Challenger Letters of Joseph Matkin. Joseph Matkin. University of Hawaii Press, 1992. p. 384.
  3. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (18 September 2018). "Belfast - The Dreadnought Project". Harley and Lovel. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. Harley and Lovell. Belfast. 18 September 2018.