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Asencion Island is an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic, located roughly midway between the horn of South America and Africa. Though it lacks a natural harbour of any consequence, its remote location made it a valuable asset in naval strategy, serving as a coaling station for the Royal Navy during the Dreadnought Era.

Naval Officers in Charge

Dates of appointment given.


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1874). p. 241.
  2. The Monthly Navy List. (June, 1875). p. 237.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1877). p. 237.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1882). p. 305.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1886). p. 308.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 359.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1901). p. 439.
  8. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 436.


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