Yangtse

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Yangtse
H.M.S. Kinsha (1914-1921)‎
H.M.S. Bee (1929-1940)
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Active1914-1940
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeStation
RolePatrol
Part ofChina Station
Garrison/HQRN Base, Yangtse
Commanders
In CommandSenior Naval Officer, Yangtse
FirstCaptain Maurice S. FitzMaurice
LastRear-Admiral John G. P. Vivian

Yangtse was naval command covering the Yangtse River, China from 1914 to 1940. It was under the command of the Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse, then later Rear-Admiral, Yangstse. It was part of the China Station.[1]

History

Map of Yangste-Kiang River System and area from the Graham Thomson Collection

The Yangste station was briefly established in 1914 before being disbanded. It was reformed in 1919 and consisted of two formations of gunboats of the Royal Navy that operated on the Yangste River, China.[2] One was based at Hankou called the Upper Yangste Flotilla and the other was based at Chongqing called the Lower Yangste Flotilla.[2] From the 1920's onward both were controlled by the Rear-Admiral, Yangstse who reported to the Commander-in-Chief, China Station.[2]

In Command

Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse

Included:[3]

Rear-Admiral, Yangstse

  • Rear-Admiral George H. Borrett, May, 1920 – October, 1921
  • Rear-Admiral Crawford Maclachlan, 17 October, 1921 – October, 1923
  • Rear-Admiral David M. Anderson, 8 August, 1923 – 24 October, 1925
  • Rear-Admiral John E. Cameron, August, 1925 – October, 1927
  • Rear-Admiral Hugh J. Tweedie, 19 August, 1927 – 19 August, 1929
  • Rear-Admiral Colin K. MacLean, 19 August, 1929 – 28 October, 1931
  • Rear-Admiral Richard A. S. Hill, 28 August, 1931 – 24 October, 1933
  • Rear-Admiral Francis G. G. Chilton, October, 1933 – October, 1935
  • Rear-Admiral Lewis G. E. Crabbe, 22 October, 1935 – 21 December, 1937
  • Rear-Admiral Reginald V. Holt, 20 August, 1937 – October, 1939
  • Rear-Admiral John G. P. Vivian, October, 1939 – January, 1940

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (7 August 2018). "Yangtse River - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. England.: Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brown, Judith M.; Foot, Rosemary (1997). Hong Kong’s Transitions, 1842–1997. Berlin, Germany.: Springer. pp. 44–45. ISBN 978-1-349-25499-6.
  3. .Harley and Lovell, (2018). Yangtse River - The Dreadnought Project.