11th Cruiser Squadron

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11th Cruiser Squadron
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CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
In CommandRear/Vice/Admiral Commanding, 11th Cruiser Squadron
FirstRear-Admiral Robert Stewart Phipps Hornby
LastCommodore, Second Class Richard James Rodney Scott

The 11th Cruiser Squadron or Eleventh Cruiser Squadron and also known as Cruiser Force E [1] was a formation of cruisers of the British Royal Navy from 1914 to 1917 and again from 1939 to 1940.

It was commanded by the Rear-Admiral or Vice-Admiral Commanding, 11th Cruiser Squadron.


The squadron was first formed in July 1914 and was attached to the Third Fleet. In August 1914 it was reassigned to the Channel Fleet. It was designated Cruiser Force E for service off the west coast of Ireland and was dispersed by January 1915.[2]

The squadron reformed in October 1939 when the 12th Cruiser Squadron of the Northern Patrol was re-designated 11th Cruiser Squadron it was then transferred to the [North Atlantic Station]] until it was disbanded in 1940.

In Command


  1. Rear-Admiral Robert Stewart Phipps Hornby, 1 August 1914 – 5 September 1914.
  2. Rear-Admiral Henry Loftus Tottenham, 5 September 1914 - January 1915.
  3. Commodore George Bowes Hutton, 16 February 1915 (promoted to RAdm 10/1918).
  4. Rear-Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, 13 April 1915 – 24 May 1915.
  5. Commodore, Second Class Drury St. Aubyn Wake, 24 May 1915 – 12 March 1917 (promoted to Cdre 10/1915. RAdm in 04/1917).
  6. Commodore, Second Class Charles F. Harris, 10 October, 1938 – 31 July, 1939
  7. Commodore, Second Class Richard James Rodney Scott, October 1939-February 1940.


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