|Garrison/HQ||Port Said Naval Base, Egypt.|
|In Command||Senior Naval Officer, Canal Area|
|First||Rear-Admiral Richard James Rodney Scott|
|Last||Rear-Admiral Richard James Rodney Scott|
Canal Area was a short lived naval command of the British Royal Navy originally established on 7 April, 1942 at Port Said, Egypt. At various times it encompassed a shore base, naval formations and other ships not attached to other formations. The command was vested in a Rear-Admiral known as the [ Senior Naval Officer, Canal Area. It existed until 17 May, 1942.
The naval command was created on 7 April 1942 following a change of name of the earlier Suez Canal Area command that had previously been under the control and direction of Vice-Admiral Sir James Murray Pipon who was headquartered at Ismalia. He was replaced by new incoming commander with the title Senior Naval Officer, Canal Area. This command lasted until 7 May, 1942 when it was merged with the Red Sea command to the Red Sea and Canal Area command.
|Senior Naval Officer, Canal Area|
|1||Rear-Admiral||Richard James Rodney Scott||7 April, 1942 - 17 May, 1942||(retd)..|
- Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945 - S". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houtermand and Koppes.