Taranto and Adriatic

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Taranto and Adriatic Command
HMS Nile (Nov-Dec 1943), HMS Hannibal (Mar 1943-Jan 1944), HMS Fabius (Jan 1944 - Jul 1945)
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
ActiveSeptember, 1943
Disbanded15 November 1943
AllegianceFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Commanders
FirstRear Admiral Rhoderick Robert McGrigors
LastVice-Admiral Sir Charles Eric Morgan

Taranto and Adriatic was a naval command of the British Royal Navy was established in Novmber 1943 as one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy divided its worldwide responsibilities. The command existed July, 1945 when it was abolished.

History

In Command

Flag Officer, Taranto and Adriatic

Flag Officer, Taranto and Adriatic
Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Rhoderick Robert McGrigors 15 November 1943 – 12 December 1943 HMS Nile.[1]
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Charles Eric Morgan 15 March 1943 – 1 June, 1945 HMS Hannibal.[2]
3 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Charles Eric Morgan 1 June, 1945 – July, 1945 HMS Fabius.[3]

Notes: RN Base, Naples was HMS Fabius from 1 Jan 1944 - 31 Dec 1945.

Components

At various times it encompassed naval formations and other ships not attached to other fleets. In addition to shore establishments including, barracks, dockyards, depots, hospitals, refitting and re-supply bases, naval bases or victualling yards. Those components that were part of this station are shown below.

Formations

Unit From To Ref
name date date

Bases and Shore Establishments

Unit From To In Command
Brindisi date date N.O.I.C. Brindisi
Taranto date date N.O.I.C. Taranto

References

  1. Houterman, Hans. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  --  M". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  2. Houterman, Hans. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  --  M". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  3. Houterman, Hans. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  --  M". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 3 June 2021.