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HMS Mentor (1939=1943)
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Active1915-1920, 1939-1943
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeNaval Base
Part ofCoast of Scotland Station (1915-1916)
Rosyth Command (1916-1919)
Coast of Scotland Station (1919-1920)
Orkney and Shetlands Command (1939-1940)
Western Approaches Command (1940-1943)
Garrison/HQStornoway, Scotland
LastRear-Admiral Reginald G. O. Tupper
Colonel of
the Regiment
Commander D.M. Cann

Stornoway was a naval base and sub-command activated during World War One and World War Two. 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 1915 to 1920 and again from 1940 to 1943.


Stornoway, Scotland is situated in the Outer Hebrides, northwest of the mainland of Scotland.[3]

In Command

Rear-Admiral, Stornoway (1915-1920)

Naval Officer-in-Charge, Stornoway (1939-1943)


  • Captain P. F. Carhill, RN, 9 August, 1939 – 1 May, 1940.
  • Captain J.C. Wauchope, RN (retd), 1 May, 1940 – 19 March, 1942.
  • Captain A.A. Lovett-Cameron, RN (retd), 19 March, 1942 – 19 October, 1943.
  • Acting Commander D.M. Cann, RN (retd), 19 October, 1943 – December, 1943.


  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 (21 September 2017). "Stornoway - The Dreadnought Project". Harley and Lovel. Retrieved 26 January 2020.