THE ROYAL NAVY October 1932

Mediterranean Fleet
Admiral Sir Alfred Ernle M. Chatfield, KCB, KCMG, CVO
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet

QUEEN ELIZABETH - Flagship
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Shooting team from HMS Royal Sovereign from the early 1930's. Archie Shand is the sailor in
the second row, far left. Photo Courtesy of Alex Shand in memory of Archie Shand, and is
used by permission.
FIRST BATTLE SQUADRON
Vice Admiral R. R. C. Backhouse, CB, CMG

REVENGE (F)
Capt.  S. D. Tillard
QUEEN ELIZABETH (FF)
Capt. R. C. Davenport
RESOLUTION
Capt. Max K. Horton, DSO
ROYAL OAK
Capt. C. G. Ramsey
ROYAL SOVEREIGN**
Capt. K. E. L. Creighton, MVO
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

GLORIOUS (F)
Capt. C. E. Kennedy-Purvis

HQ Flight
Wing Cmdr. A. R. Arnold, RAF, DSC, DFC
No. 405 Flight
Lt. G. W. Dennis ??
No. 408 Flight
Lt. Cmdr. E. M. C. Abel-Smith
No. 441 Flight
Flt. Lt. N. Young, RAF
No. 447 Flight
Lt. Cmdr. J. B. Heath
No. 448 Flight
Lt. Cmdr. J. H. F. Burroughs
No. 460 Flight
Lt. Cmdr. A. M. Rundle
No. 461 Flight
Lt. Cmdr.F. W. H. Clarke
No. 462 Flight
Flt. Lt. F. P. Smythie, RAF
THIRD CRUISER SQUADRON
Rear Admiral F. L. Tottenham, CBE

CURACOA (F)
Capt. Henry B. Rawlings
COLOMBO
Capt. A. Poland, DSO
CERES
Capt. G. A. Scott, DSC
CURLEW
Capt. B. C. Watson, DSO
FIRST CRUISER SQUADRON
Rear Admiral G. K. Chetwode, CB, CBE

LONDON (F)
Capt. Harry H. Harwood, OBE
SUSSEX
Capt. H. T. England
DEVONSHIRE **
Capt. D. B. Le Mottee
SHROPSHIRE
Capt. F. A. Buckley
DESTROYERS
Rear Admiral F. F. Rose, CB, DSO

COVENTRY (F)
Capt. H. E. Horan, DSC
THIRD DESTROYER FLOTILLA
Captain R. B. T. Miles

CODRINGTON (F)
Lt. Cmdr.  F. B. Tours
ACTIVE
Capt. G. C. Muirhead-Gould, DSC.
ACHATES
Lt. Cmdr. C. J. L. Bittleston, DSO
ANTELOPE
Lt. Cmdr. J. A. Gifford
ACASTA
Lt. Cmdr. W. J. Phipps
ARROW
Lt. Cmdr. J. G. Bickford
ARDENT
Cmdr. C. H. Ringrose
WORCESTER
Capt. F. R. M. Johnson
ACHERON
Lt. Cmdr. P. V. James
FOURTH DESTROYER FLOTILLA
Captain G. C. Harrison

KEITH (F)
Lt.  Cmdr. M. W. Bailward
BASILISK
Cmdr. R. F. B. Swinley
BEAGLE
Lt. Cmdr.  M. W. Ewart-Wentworth
BLANCHE
Cmdr. I. G. Glennie
BOADICEA
Cmdr. H. M. Hughes
BOREAS
Lt. Cmdr. T. M. Pizey
BRAZEN
Cmdr. L. D. MacKintosh, DSC
BRILLIANT
Lt. Cmdr. H. W. Williams
BULLDOG
Lt. Cmdr. C. F. H. Churchill
FIRST DESTROYER FLOTILLA
Captain E. B. Cloete

MACKAY (F)
Capt. E. B. Cloete
WORCESTER (temp F)
Capt. F. R. M. Johnson
VIMIERA
Lt. Cmdr.  D. H. M. Leggatt
VIVACIOUS
Lt. Cmdr. A. F. C. Layard
VOYAGER
Cmdr. B. C. S. Martin
WATERHEN
Lt. Cmdr. A. D. B. James
WALRUS
Lt. Cmdr. J. L. Younghusband
VENDETTA
Lt. Cmdr. B. S. Davies
WRYNECK
Cmdr.  T. B. Fellowes
HMS Vampire in the Malta Dockyard in  the early 1930's. Photo Courtesy of Alex Shand in
memory of Archie Shand, and is used by permission.
FIRST SUBMARINE FLOTILLA
Captain F. H. Taylor, DSC

WOLSEY (F)
Capt.  F. H. Taylor, DSC


CYCLOPS (depot ship)
Cmdr. H. N. Lake, DSO, DSC
OBERON
Lt. Cmdr. F. L. Merriman
OXLEY
Lt. Cmdr. W. R. Fell
OTWAY
Lt.  Cmdr. T. H. Dickson
ROVER
Lt. Cmdr. C. B. Allen
REGENT
Lt. Cmdr. J.R.H. D'Aeth
REGULUS
Lt. Cmdr. L. M. Shadwell
DESTROYER DEPOT SHIP

SANDHURST
Capt.  J. Powell, DSO

attached drifter (no crew provided)

EDDY


SLOOP

BRYONY
Cmdr. I. W. L. Frewen-Loton, DSC
REPAIR SHIP

RESOURSE
Capt.  E. R. Corson, MVO, DSO


SANDHURST
Capt.  J. Powell, DSO

attached drifter (no crew provided)

EDDY


RED SEA SLOOPS
Captain C. S. Sandford, OBE

HASTINGS (S.O.)
Capt. C. S. Sandford, OBE
PENZANCE
Cmdr. A. R. Farquhar, DSC
MALTA FORCES
Rear Admiral The Hon. M. R. Best, CB, DSO, MVO
Rear Admiral in Charge, Malta
Superintendent, Malta Dockyard

EGMONT - depot ship
Capt. J. V. Creagh, DSO
NAVAL PROVOST MARSHAL
Major E. J. B. Noyes, RM

NAVAL HEALTH OFFICER
Surg. Cmdr. M. S. Moore, MD, Bch, DPH


DESTROYERS IN RESERVE
Lieutenant Commander J. R. P. Thompson

ANTHONY
Lt. Cmdr. J. A. McCoy
VAMPIRE
Lt. C. P. Buttar

SURVEYING SHIP

ENDEAVOUR
Lt. Cmdr. R. M. Southern

INSTRUCTIONAL MINELAYER

MEDUSA
none

HOSPITAL SHIP

MAINE
???
Fleet Target Service

SLOOP

CHRYSANTHEMUM
Cmdr. H. S. Bowlby

TRAWLERS

MOY
Lt. G. A. Lawson
OUSE
Lt. W. J. Stride

attached drifters, no crew provided

CRESCENT MOON
SUNSET
LANDFALL

TUG

ST. ISSEY
Lt. P. G. Marshalsea
RESERVE OF MINESWEEPERS
Lieutenant Commander T. F. A. Voysey

HUNTLEY
Lt.  Cmdr. T. F. A. Voysey
ABERDARE
ABINGDON
BAGSHOT
DERBY
FAREHAM
HARROW
STOKE
WIDNES
GIBRALTAR FORCES
Rear Admiral T. N. James, CB, MVO
Rear Admiral in Charge, Gibraltar
Superintendent, Gibraltar Dockyard

CORMORANT (F) - depot ship
Cmdr. H. M. Robson, DSO
DESTROYERS/LOCAL DEFENSE FLOTILLAS
Commander M. O. D. Ellwood

SHAMROCK
Lt. Cmdr. J. H. Plumer
SEARCHER
Cmdr. M. O. D. Ellwood