Sheerness

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HM Naval Base, Sheerness
HMS Wildfire (1889-1950)
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1889-1950
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeStation
Part ofNore Station
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Sheerness was a naval base and area command of the Royal Navy and a subcommand of the Nore Station.

Naval HQ

Sheerness Naval Base and Dockyard c. 1960

Commodore-in-Charge, Sheerness (1937-1941)

  1. Captain Hugh Richard Marrack, 16 December, 1937 – 12 December, 1939.
  2. Commodore 2nd Class, Hugh Richard Marrack, 12 December, 1939 – 15 January, 1941.

Rear-Admiral-in-Charge, Sheerness (1941-1945)

  1. Rear-Admiral H R Marrack, 15 January, 1941 – 9 July, 1943.
  2. Rear-Admiral C S Thompson, 9 July, 1943 – 23 October, 1945.

Commanding Officer, HMS Wildfire (1939-45)

  1. Captain Guy Lushington Coleridge, (retd), 26 November, 1939 – 28 October, 1941.
  2. Rear-Admiral George Arthur Scott, (retd), 11 November, 1941 – 2 October, 1942.
  3. Vice-Admiral Sir Ernest Augustus Taylor, (retd), 2 October, 1942 – June, 1944.
  4. Captain Philip George Wodehouse, (retd), June, 1944 — July, 1945.

Commodore-in-Charge, Sheerness (1945-1946)

  1. Commodore 2nd Class Jack Tuthill Borrett, 23 October, 1945 – July, 1946.[1]
Commanding Officer, HMS Wildfire (1946)
  1. Acting Captain Harold Robson "Robin" Conway, 2 April, 1946 – July, 1946.

Captain-in-Charge, Sheerness (1948-1964)

  1. Captain Hubert V.P. McClintock: August 1948 - 21 September, 1950.
  2. Captain T. Villiers N. Surtees, 21 September, 1950 — 14 September, 1953.[2]
  3. Captain Sydney J. S. Boord, 14 September, 1953 — 1954.[3]
  4. Captain Francis R. Main, 23 November, 1955 - 15 October 1957.[4]
  5. Captain Paul M.B. Chavasse, 15 October 1957 — March 1960.[5]

References

  1. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  --  B". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  2. Admiralty, British, (May 1951). The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p. 385.
  3. Admiralty, British, (1954). The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p. 466.
  4. Admiralty, British, (Apr 1956). The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p. 301.
  5. Admiralty, British, (Jan 1960). The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p. 301.