3rd Cruiser Squadron

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3rd Cruiser Squadron
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1902
Disbanded1941
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeSquadron
Commanders
In CommandRear/Vice/Admiral Commanding, 3rd Cruiser Squadron

The 3rd Cruiser Squadron or Third Cruiser Squadron was a formation of Cruisers of the Royal Navy, it was formed and disbanded three times from 1902 to 1909, 1911 to 1916 and 1922 to 1941. It was commanded by the Rear-Admiral or Vice-Admiral Commanding, 3rd Cruiser Squadron.

History

From November, 1904 to November, 1906, the Third Cruiser Squadron was commanded by Rear-Admiral Sir Hedworth Lambton. He was succeeded by Rear-Admiral Henry D. Barry, who hoisted his flag at Portsmouth in the Bacchante on 10 November, 1906. Rear-Admiral Sir Henry B. Jackson assumed command of the squadron on 16 October, 1908.[1]

It is assumed that upon the reorganisation of the Home Fleet in mid-1909, the Third Cruiser Squadron became the Sixth Cruiser Squadron, and the name Third Cruiser Squadron was given to nucleus crew ships at the Home Ports. Rear-Admiral Charles E. Madden assumed command of the Third Cruiser Squadron on 11 December, 1912, and was succeeded on 19 December, 1913 by Rear-Admiral William C. Pakenham.[2]

In Command

Included:[3]

  1. Rear-Admiral Sir Hedworth Lambton, 10 November, 1904 – 1 December, 1906
  2. Vice-Admiral Sir Henry D. Barry, 10 November, 1906 – 16 October, 1908
  3. Rear-Admiral Sir Henry B. Jackson, 16 October, 1908 – 11 December, 1912
  4. Rear-Admiral Charles E. Madden, 11 December, 1912 – 19 December, 1913
  5. Rear-Admiral William C. Pakenham, 1 December, 1913 – 7 March, 1915
  6. Vice-Admiral William L. Grant, 11 March, 1915 – 28 July, 1915
  7. Rear-Admiral Montague E. Browning, 27 July, 1915 – 15 August, 1916
  8. Rear-Admiral Sir Alfred Ernle Montacute Chatfield, September, 1924 – 22 January, 1925
  9. Rear-Admiral John W. L. McClintock, 18 December, 1924 – 22 January, 1927
  10. Captain Colin A. M. Sarel, 9 June, 1925 – 22 January, 1926 (temporary)
  11. Captain Hugh D. Hamilton, 14 June, 1926] – 12 August, 1926 (temporary)
  12. Rear-Admiral Lionel G. Preston, 24 December, 1926 – January, 1929
  13. Rear-Admiral Arthur J. Davies, 17 December, 1928 – January, 1931
  14. Vice-Admiral Barry E. Domvile, 27 December, 1930 – 2 February, 1932
  15. Rear-Admiral Francis W. L. Tottenham, 2 February, 1932 – 23 March, 1933
  16. Rear-Admiral Henry J. S. Brownrigg, 23 March, 1933 – 15 March, 1935
  17. Rear-Admiral George H. D'O. Lyon, 15 March, 1935 – 25 March, 1937
  18. Rear-Admiral Lionel V. Wells, 25 March, 1937 – 31 March, 1939
  19. Rear-Admiral Henry R. Moore, April, 1939 – July, 1940
  20. Rear-Admiral Edward de F. Renouf, 2 May, 1940 – 4 March, 1941

References

  1. Harley, Simon (20 October 2021). "Third Cruiser Squadron (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  2. Harley and Lovell
  3. Harley and Lovell