East Indies Station

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The East Indies Station was a squadron of the Royal Navy which encompassed the Indian Ocean. In 1941, the command was renamed as the Eastern Fleet.

Limits

In 1909 the limits of the Station were defined as:

North: By the South shores of Asia (including the Persian Gulf) from an imaginary line drawn from Ras Siyan on the African Coast to Cape Bab-el Mandeb on the Arabian Coast, to where the parallel of 10° North Latitude touches the West Coast of the Malay Peninsula

East: By the Meridian of 95° East Longitude between the parallels of 10° North and 10° South Latitude.

South: By the parallel of 10° North Latitude between the Coast of the Malay Peninsula and the Meridian of 95° East Longitude, and by the parallel of 10° South Latitude between the Meridians of 70° and 95° East Longitude, and by the Equator between the Meridian of 70° East Longitude and the African Coast.

West: By the Meridian of 70° East Longitude between the parallel of 10° South and the Equator, and the Coast of African Coast.[1]

Commanders-in-Chief

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Second in Command

Composition

June, 1906

The station was equipped as follows.[51]

1912

On 20 December, 1912, the flagship was Swiftsure when Rear-Admiral Richard Henry Peirse hoisted his flag.[52]

1915

The flag was transferred from Swiftsure to Euryalus in February, 1915 and from there to Proserpine on 10 April, 1915.[53]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. "Limits of the East Indies Station." Reel One. Slade Papers. National Maritime Museum. MRF/39/1.
  2. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/583. f. 230.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 188.
  4. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 88.
  5. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 88.
  6. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 88.
  7. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 88.
  8. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  9. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 88.
  10. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  11. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 88.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 9 May, 1902. Issue 36763, col E, p. 10.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 8 June, 1903. Issue 37101, col C, p. 7.
  14. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 29 July, 1905. Issue 37772, col B, p. 10.
  15. Warrender Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. p. 1384.
  16. Warrender Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1384.
  17. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  18. Slade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  19. Hazell's Annual 1913. p. 197.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 383.
  21. Peirse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1026.
  22. Peirse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1026.
  23. Wemyss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 223.
  24. Wemyss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 223.
  25. Gaunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 276.
  26. Gaunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 276.
  27. Tothill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 186.
  28. Tothill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 186.
  29. Day of year taken from predecessor. Tothill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 186.
  30. Richmond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 49.
  31. Richmond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 49.
  32. Wikipedia article on East Indies Station
  33. Day of year from predecessor. Richmond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 49.
  34. Thesiger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179.
  35. Thesiger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179.
  36. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  37. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  38. Dunbar-Nasmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/178. f. 583.
  39. Dunbar-Nasmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/178. f. 583.
  40. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  41. Superseded by Ramsay that date. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 210.
  42. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 210.
  43. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 210.
  44. Crace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 61.
  45. Inferring that this temporary assignment was until Ramsay arrived. Crace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 61.
  46. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  47. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  48. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  49. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/12. f. 11.
  50. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/12. f. 11.
  51. The Navy List. (June, 1906). pp. 268, 269a.
  52. Peirse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1026.
  53. Peirse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1026.

Bibliography

  • Clowes, Sir Wm. Laird (1903). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen Victoria. Vol. VII. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company Limited.