South Atlantic and South America Station

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South Atlantic and South America Station
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Active1958-1967
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeNaval Station
Part ofDepartment of Admiralty
Garrison/HQSimonstown Naval Base, South Africa

The South Atlantic and South America Station was a major naval command area of the British Royal Navy established in 1958 as one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy divided its worldwide responsibilities..[1] It was defined so by the Department of Admiralty to identify the area jurisdiction of the Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic and South America. Due to a change in area of command. It replaced the former South Atlantic Station and existed until 1967 when it too was replaced by the South Africa Station.

In Command

Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic and South America

Components under this command

The station encompassed a number of shore establishments and naval formations and other ships not attached to other fleets.

Naval Formations

# Units Active
1. 7th Frigate Squadron 1951–1967

Naval Bases & Ports

# Stations Active
1. Simonstown 1958

Naval Shore Establishments

# Name Active
1. Simonstown Dockyard 1958
2. Victualling Depot, Simonstown 1958

References

  1. British, Admiralty, January 1958, The Navy List, Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. p.303.