Northern and Western Fleet
|Northern and Western Fleet|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of England|
|Role||Expeditionary Force, Patrolling|
|Part of||Navy Royal|
|Garrison/HQ||Great Yarmouth and Portsmouth, England|
|Commanding Officer||Admiral of the Northern and Western Fleet|
|First||Admiral: Sir Ralph de Spigurnell.|
|Last||Admiral: 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.
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.
Admiral of the Northern and Western Fleets
Main Article: Admiral of the North and West
Vice Admiral of the Northern and Western Fleets
The Northern and Western Fleet