Convoy Commodore

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Convoy Commodore was the title of a civilian put in charge of the good order of the merchant ships in the British convoys used during World War II. Usually the convoy commodore was a retired naval officer or a senior merchant captain drawn from the Royal Naval Reserve. He was aboard one of the merchant ships.

The convoy commodore was distinguished from the commander of the convoy's escort, always a naval officer.

Noted commodores include


  • The Fighting Commodores, Convoy Commanders in the Second World, War, Alan Burn, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1999