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The Scottish town of Cromarty was a minor Royal Navy base in the Great War, situated on the eastern coast on the Moray Firth. It served as the base for Auxiliary Patrol Area IV.

The armoured cruiser H.M.S. Natal was destroyed in a cataclysmic explosion on 30 December, 1915 with heavy loss of life.

The Auxiliary Patrol Base at Cromarty was closed on 31 May, 1919.[1]

In Command

King's Harbour Master

Assistant to King's Harbour Master

Captain of Dockyard

See Also


  1. "Fewer Naval Bases." The Times (London, England), 2 June 1919, p. 18.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 918.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 198.
  4. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, February 6, 1932, Issue 46050, p.21.
  5. "Deaths." The Times (London, England), 22 Nov. 1944, p. 7.