|Sir Sidney Meyrick|
|Born||28 March 1879|
|Died||18 December 1973
|Years of service||1893 - 1940|
|Commands held||HMS Courageous
6th Destroyer Flotilla
2nd Cruiser Squadron
America and West Indies Station
|Battles/wars||First World War
Second World War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Admiral Sir Sidney Julius Meyrick KCB (28 March 1879 – 18 December 1973) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station.
After the War he became Flag Captain commanding HMS Courageous and Chief Staff Officer to the Commander-in-Chief of the Reserve Fleet in 1920 and then moved on to be Commander of the 6th Destroyer Flotilla in 1921. He was made Flag Captain commanding HMS Revenge and Chief Staff Officer to the Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet in 1922.
He joined the Staff of Royal Naval College at Greenwich in 1923 and became Director of Training and Staff Duties at the Admiralty in 1926. He was appointed Flag Captain commanding HMS Nelson and Captain of the Fleet to the Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet in 1927 before becoming Captain of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1929 and Naval Secretary in 1932. He was then made Commander of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron in 1934 and Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station in 1937.
At the start of the Second World War, formations under Meyrick's command as Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station, included the 8th Cruiser Squadron and two escort ships. In 1940 he was credited with forcing the Captain of the German liner Columbus to scuttle his ship. He retired in 1940.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- The War at Sea 1939-1945; Chapter IV - Allied and Enemy War Plans and Dispositions
- Scuttle Drill Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 18, 22 January 1940, Page 13
- Unit histories
- The Peerage.com
Sir Matthew Best
|Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station
Sir Charles Kennedy-Purvis