Northern and Western Fleet

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Northern and Western Fleet
Animated-Flag-England.gif
Active1363-1406
AllegianceRoyal Arms of England.png Kingdom of England
BranchFlag Kingdom of England.gif Navy Royal
TypeNaval Fleet
RoleExpeditionary Force, Patrolling
Part ofNavy Royal
Garrison/HQGreat Yarmouth and Portsmouth, England
Commanders
Commanding OfficerAdmiral of the Northern and Western Fleet
FirstAdmiral: Sir Ralph de Spigurnell.
LastAdmiral: Sir Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset.

The Northern and Western Fleet also known as the Northern and Western Squadron was a series of unified temporary naval formations that were raised for particular campaigns and expeditions of the Kingdom of England from 1364 until 1414. The fleet was controlled and directed by the Admiral of the North and West.

History

From the end of the 13th century until the beginning of the 15th century naval defence and operations of the the Kingdom of England were defined on the basis of geographical location an Admiral was appointed for both civil administration, legal jurisdiction and naval operations of a particular area of England. The fleets area of operation included the North Sea, the English Channel, the Southern Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The Northern and Western Fleet was controlled and directed by the office of the Admiral of the North and West. The fleets first commander was Admiral, Sir Ralph de Spigurnell, Baron Spigurnell and the final commander was Admiral Sir Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset.

In Command

Admiral of the Northern and Western Fleets

Main Article: Admiral of the North and West

Vice Admiral of the Northern and Western Fleets

Fleet composition

The Northern and Western Fleet

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