12th Cruiser Squadron
|12th Cruiser Squadron|
|In Command||Rear/Vice/Admiral Commanding, 12th Cruiser Squadron|
|First||Rear-Admiral Rosslyn E. Wemyss|
|Last||Rear-Admiral Cecil H. J. Harcourt|
It was commanded by the Rear-Admiral or Vice-Admiral Commanding, 12th Cruiser Squadron.
The squadron was first formed 1 August 1914 and was initially assigned to the Channel Fleet as Cruiser Force G patrolling the western Channel until February 1915. The squadron was then reassigned to the Grand Fleet where it remained before being disbanded in February 1915.
It re-formed as part of the Mediterranean Fleet in July 1942. It was reassigned from 29 January 1943 to 2 July 1943 when it became a component of Force H and again from 1 October 1943 to December 1943.
- Rear-Admiral Rosslyn E. Wemyss, 1 August 1914 – 15 February 1915
- Vice-Admiral Sir Max K. Horton, August - 9 September 1939
- Rear-Admiral W. Frederic Wake-Walker, 9 September 1939 – 28 October 1939
- Rear-Admiral Cecil H. J. Harcourt, July, 1942 – December, 1943 (also FO 2i/c Force H)
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