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The British MEDITERRANEAN FLEET was part of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
. The Fleet was one of the most prestigious commands in the navy for the majority of its history, defending the vital sea link between the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the majority of the British Empire
British Empire
in the Eastern Hemisphere. The first Commander-in-Chief for the Mediterranean Fleet may have been named as early as 1665 and the Fleet was in existence until 1967.

CONTENTS

* 1 Pre-Second World War * 2 Second World War * 3 Post war * 4 Commanders-in-chief of the Mediterranean Fleet
Mediterranean Fleet
* 5 Notes * 6 Further reading

PRE-SECOND WORLD WAR

Admiralty
Admiralty
House in Valletta
Valletta
, Malta
Malta
, official residence of the Commander-in-Chief from 1821 to 1961

The Royal Navy
Royal Navy
gained a foothold in the Mediterranean Sea when Gibraltar
Gibraltar
was captured by the British in 1704 during the War of Spanish Succession , and formally allocated to Britain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht
Treaty of Utrecht
. Though the British had maintained a naval presence in the Mediterranean before, the capture of Gibraltar
Gibraltar
allowed the British to establish their first naval base there. The British also used Port Mahon , on the island of Minorca
Minorca
, as a naval base. However, British control there was only temporary; Minorca
Minorca
changed hands numerous times, and was permanently ceded to Spain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens . In 1800, the British took Malta
Malta
, which was to be handed over to the Knights of Malta
Malta
under the Treaty of Amiens. When the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
resumed in 1803, the British kept Malta
Malta
for use as a naval base. Following Napoleon's defeat, the British continued their presence in Malta, and turned it into the main base for the Mediterranean Fleet. Between the 1860s and 1900s, the British undertook a number of projects to improve the harbours and dockyard facilities, and Malta's harbours were sufficient to allow the entire fleet to be safely moored there.

In the last decade of the nineteenth century, the Mediterranean Fleet was the largest single squadron of the Royal Navy, with 10 first-class battleships—double the number in the Channel Fleet
Channel Fleet
—and a large number of smaller warships.

On 22 June 1893, the bulk of the fleet, eight battleships and three large cruisers , were conducting their annual summer exercises off Tripoli , Lebanon
Lebanon
, when the fleet's flagship, the battleship HMS Victoria , collided with the battleship HMS Camperdown . Victoria sank within fifteen minutes, taking 358 crew with her. Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon , commander of the Mediterranean Fleet, was among the dead.

Of the three original Invincible-class battlecruisers which entered service in the first half of 1908, two (Inflexible and Indomitable ) joined the Mediterranean Fleet
Mediterranean Fleet
in 1914. They and Indefatigable formed the nucleus of the fleet at the start of the First World War when British forces pursued the German ships Goeben and Breslau .

A recently modernised Warspite became the flagship of the Commander-in-Chief and Second-in-Command , Mediterranean Fleet
Mediterranean Fleet
in 1926.

SECOND WORLD WAR

Main article: Battle of the Mediterranean

Malta
Malta
, as part of the British Empire
British Empire
from 1814, was a shipping station and was the headquarters for the Mediterranean Fleet
Mediterranean Fleet
until the mid-1930s. Due to the perceived threat of air-attack from the Italian mainland, the fleet was moved to Alexandria
Alexandria
, Egypt
Egypt
shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Sir Andrew Cunningham took command of the fleet from Warspite on 3 September 1939, and under him the major formations of the Fleet were the 1st Battle Squadron (Warspite , Barham , and Malaya ) 1st Cruiser Squadron (Devonshire , Shropshire , and Sussex ), 3rd Cruiser Squadron (Arethusa , Penelope , Galatea ), Rear Admiral John Tovey , with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Destroyer Flotillas, and the aircraft carrier Glorious .

In 1940, the Mediterranean Fleet
Mediterranean Fleet
carried out a successful aircraft carrier attack on the Italian Fleet at Taranto by air . Other major actions included the Battle of Cape Matapan and the Battle of Crete
Battle of Crete
. The Fleet had to block Italian and later German reinforcements and supplies for the North African Campaign .

POST WAR

In October 1946, Saumarez hit a mine in the Corfu Channel, starting a series of events known as the Corfu Channel Incident . The channel was cleared in "Operation Recoil" the next month, involving 11 minesweepers under the guidance of Ocean , two cruisers, three destroyers, and three frigates. :154

In May 1948, Sir Arthur Power took over as Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean, and in his first act arranged a show of force to discourage the crossing of Jewish refugees into Palestine . When later that year Britain pulled out of the British Mandate of Palestine , Ocean, four destroyers, and two frigates escorted the departing High Commissioner, aboard the cruiser Euryalus . The force stayed to cover the evacuation of British troops into the Haifa
Haifa
enclave and south via Gaza.

From 1952 to 1967, the post of Commander in Chief Mediterranean Fleet was given a dual-hatted role as NATO
NATO
Commander in Chief of Allied Forces Mediterranean in charge of all forces assigned to NATO
NATO
in the Mediterranean Area. The British made strong representations within NATO
NATO
in discussions regarding the development of the Mediterranean NATO
NATO
command structure, wishing to retain their direction of NATO naval command in the Mediterranean to protect their sea lines of communication running through the Mediterranean to the Middle East and Far East. When a NATO
NATO
naval commander, Admiral Robert B. Carney , C-in-C Allied Forces Southern Europe
Allied Forces Southern Europe
, was appointed, relations with the incumbent British C-in-C, Admiral Sir John Edelsten , were frosty. Edlesten, on making an apparently friendly offer of the use of communications facilities to Carney, who initially lacked secure communications facilities, was met with "I'm not about to play Faust to your Mephistopheles through the medium of communications!" :261

In 1956, ships of the fleet, together with the French Navy
French Navy
, took part in the Suez War against Egypt
Egypt
.

From 1957 to 1959, Rear Admiral Charles Madden held the post of Flag Officer Malta, with responsibilities for three squadrons of minesweepers, an amphibious warfare squadron, and a flotilla of submarines stationed at the bases around Valletta
Valletta
Harbour. In this capacity, he had to employ considerable diplomatic skill to maintain good relations with Dom Mintoff , the nationalistic prime minister of Malta
Malta
.

In the 1960s, as the importance of maintaining the link between the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and British territories and commitments East of Suez decreased as the Empire dismantled, and the focus of Cold War
Cold War
naval responsibilities moved to the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean Fleet was gradually drawn down, finally disbanding in June 1967. Eric Grove, in Vanguard to Trident, details how by the mid-1960s the permanent strength of the Fleet was "reduced to a single small escort squadron and a coastal minesweeper squadron." :297 Deployments to the Beira Patrol and elsewhere reduced the escort total in 1966 from four to two ships, and then to no frigates at all. The Fleet's assets and area of responsibility were given to the new Western Fleet . As a result of this change, the UK relinquished the NATO
NATO
post of Commander in Chief Mediterranean, which was disbanded.

COMMANDERS-IN-CHIEF OF THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET

Commanders-in-chief on the Mediterranean Station 1792–1883 Commanders-in-chief on the Mediterranean Station, 1886–1957

The first Commander-in-Chief for the Mediterranean Fleet
Mediterranean Fleet
may have been named as early as 1665. Commanders-in-chief have included:

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF FROM TO FLAGSHIP NOTE

Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Saunders January 1757 May 1757

Vice-Admiral Henry Osborn May 1757 April 1760

Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Saunders April 1760 1763

Vice-Admiral Augustus Hervey 1763 ?

Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Spry 1766 1769

Vice-Admiral Lord Howe 1770 1774

Vice-Admiral Robert Man 1774 1778

Vice-Admiral Robert Duff 1778 1780

Vacant 1780 1783

Vice-Admiral Sir John Lindsay 1783 1784

Vice-Admiral Phillips Cosby 1785 1789

Rear-Admiral Joseph Peyton 1789 1792

Rear-Admiral Samuel Granston Goodall 1792 1793

Vice-Admiral Sir Samuel Hood February 1793 October 1794

Vice-Admiral Lord Hotham October 1794 November 1795

Vice-Admiral Lord Jervis 1796 1799

Vice-Admiral Lord Keith November 1799 1802

Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson May 1803 January 1805

Died after Battle of Trafalgar

Vice-Admiral Lord Collingwood 1805 1810

Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Cotton 1810 1811

Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Pellew 1811 1814

Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Penrose 1814 1815

Vice-Admiral Lord Exmouth 1815 1816

Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Penrose 1816 1818

Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Fremantle 1818 1820

Vice-Admiral Sir Graham Moore 1820 1823

Vice-Admiral Sir Harry Burrard-Neale 1823 1826

Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Codrington 1826 1828

Vice-Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm 1828 1831

Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Hotham 30 March 1831 19 April 1833

Died 19 April 1833

Vice-Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm 3 May 1833 18 December 1833

Vice-Admiral Sir Josias Rowley 18 December 1833 9 February 1837

Admiral Sir Robert Stopford 9 February 1837 14 October 1841

Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Owen 14 October 1841 27 February 1845

Vice-Admiral Sir William Parker 27 February 1845 13 July 1846

Parker was briefly First Naval Lord in July 1846 but requested permission to return to the Mediterranean on ground of his health.

Vice-Admiral Sir William Parker 24 July 1846 17 January 1852

Rear-Admiral Sir James Dundas 17 January 1852 1854

Vice-Adm. 17 December 1852

Rear-Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons 1854 22 February 1858

Vice-Adm. 19 March 1857

Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Fanshawe 22 February 1858 19 April 1860 Marlborough

Vice-Admiral Sir William Martin 19 April 1860 20 April 1863 Marlborough

Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Smart 20 April 1863 28 April 1866 Marlborough then Victoria

Vice-Admiral Lord Clarence Paget 28 April 1866 28 April 1869 Victoria then Caledonia

Vice-Admiral Sir Alexander Milne 28 April 1869 25 October 1870 Lord Warden Adm. 1 April 1870

Vice-Admiral Sir Hastings Yelverton 25 October 1870 13 January 1874 Lord Warden

Vice-Admiral Sir James Drummond 13 January 1874 15 January 1877 Lord Warden then Hercules

Vice-Admiral Sir Geoffrey Hornby 5 January 1877 5 February 1880 Alexandra Adm. 15 June 1879

Vice-Admiral Sir Beauchamp Seymour 5 February 1880 7 February 1883 Inconstant and Alexandra Adm. 6 May 1882

Vice-Admiral Lord John Hay 7 February 1883 5 February 1886 Alexandra Adm. 8 July 1884

Vice-Admiral H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh 5 February 1886 11 March 1889 Alexandra :222 Adm. 18 October 1887

Vice-Admiral Sir Anthony Hoskins 11 March 1889 20 August 1891 Alexandra Mar 89 – Dec 89 Camperdown Dec 89 – May 90 Victoria May 90 onwards :222, 320, 336 Adm. 20 June 1891

Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon 20 August 1891 22 June 1893 Victoria Died in commission; lost in Victoria

Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour 29 June 1893 10 November 1896 Ramillies :362

Admiral Sir John Hopkins 10 November 1896 1 July 1899 Ramillies >

Admiral Sir John Fisher 1 July 1899 4 June 1902 Renown

Admiral Sir Compton Domvile 4 June 1902 June 1905 Bulwark

Admiral Lord Charles Beresford appointed 1 May 1905 assumed command 6 June 1905 February 1907 Bulwark

Admiral Sir Charles Drury appointed 5 March 1907 assumed command 27 March 1907 1908 Queen

Admiral Sir Assheton Curzon-Howe appointed 20 November 1908 assumed command 20 November 1908 1910 Exmouth

Admiral Sir Edmund Poë appointed 30 April 1910 assumed command 30 April 1910 November 1912 Exmouth

Admiral Sir Berkley Milne :287, 289, 422 appointed 1 June 1912 assumed command 12 June 1912 27 August 1914 Inflexible

During World War I, the station was divided up in different ways at different times. There was an overall Allied Commander in Chief, who was from the French Navy
French Navy
and is not listed here. Post titles have been put in bold in the notes column.

Admiral Sir Somerset Gough-Calthorpe
Somerset Gough-Calthorpe
:323 :80 26 August 1917 Superb Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean

Vice Admiral Sir John de Robeck
John de Robeck
:85 & 94 26 July 1919 14 May 1922 Iron Duke

Vice Admiral Sir Osmond Brock :92 15 May 1922 7 June 1925 Iron Duke Admiral 31 July 1924

Admiral Sir Roger Keyes 8 June 1925 7 June 1928 Warspite

Admiral Sir Frederick Field 8 June 1928 28 May 1930 Queen Elizabeth :121

Admiral Sir Ernle Chatfield 27 May 1930 31 October 1932 Queen Elizabeth

Admiral Sir William Fisher 31 October 1932 19 March 1936 Resolution later Queen Elizabeth :121 & 123

Admiral Sir Dudley Pound :140 20 March 1936 31 May 1939 Queen Elizabeth

During World War II, the Mediterranean Station was split between commands some of the time. Post titles in the notes column.

Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham 1 June 1939 6 June 1939 assumed command March 1942 Warspite August 1939 HMS St Angelo (base, Malta) April 1940 Warspite February 1941 COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, MEDITERRANEAN FLEET. Vice-Admiral Cunningham was given acting rank of Admiral on 1 June 1930, and promoted to Admiral on 3 January 1941.

Admiral Sir Henry Harwood 22 April 1942 February 1943 Warspite HMS Nile (base, Alexandria) Aug 1942 COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, MEDITERRANEAN FLEET. Vice-Admiral Harwood was given acting rank of Admiral.

Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham 1 November 1942 20 February 1943 HMS Hannibal (base, Algiers) Naval Commander Expeditionary Force (NCXF) North Africa and Mediterranean

In the first half of 1943 the Mediterranean Fleet
Mediterranean Fleet
Command was split into a command of ships and a command of ports & naval bases: MEDITERRANEAN FLEET: C-in-C Med Fleet, 15th Cruiser Squadron, Cdre. (D) LEVANT: C-in-C Levant, Alexandria, Malta, Port Said, Haifa, Bizerta, Tripoli, Mersa Matruh, Benghazi, Aden, Bone, Bougie, Philippeville LEVANT was renamed EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN in late December 1943.

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew Cunningham 20 February 1943 15 October 1943 HMS Hannibal (base, Algiers/Taranto) Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet.

Admiral Sir John Cunningham 15 October 1943 February 1946 HMS Hannibal (base, Algiers/Taranto) Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station -webkit-column-width: 25em; column-width: 25em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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FURTHER READING

* S.W.C. Pack Sea Power in the Mediterranean – has a complete list of fleet commanders * Halpern, Paul, ed. (2011). The Mediterranean Fleet, 1919–1929. Publications of the Navy Records Society. 158. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate for the Navy Records Society. ISBN 978-1-409427-56-8 .

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