6th Battle Squadron

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6th Battle Squadron
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1913
Disbanded1917
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 Commanding, 6th Battle Squadron

The 6th Battle Squadron or Sixth Battle Squadron was a formation of Battle Ships of the Royal Navy, it was formed in 1913 and disbanded in 1917. It was commanded by the Rear-Admiral or Vice-Admiral Commanding, 6th Battle Squadron.

History

In August 1914 the squadron was assigned to the Second Fleet until late 1914 before its ships were dispersed and some transfrered to the 5th battle Squadron whilst others were sent to the Mediterranean Station.

On 13 November 1917 the United States Atlantic Fleet's Battleship Division 9 under the command of Rear-Admiral Hugh Rodman USN. was sent to Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland to join the Grand Fleet upon arrival in British waters it was re designated the 6th battle Squadron serving until December, 1917.

In Command

Vice-Admiral Commanding, 6th Battle Squadron

Vice-Admiral, Commanding, 6th Battle Squadron
Rank Flag Name Term Notes
1 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Alexander Bethell 15 July 1913 as 6BS 2FL

Rear-Admiral Commanding, 6th Battle Squadron

Rear-Admiral, Commanding, 6th Battle Squadron
Rank Flag Name Term Notes
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Charles H. Dundas 1913 - 20 December 1914 as 6BS 2FL
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Stuart Nicholson 5 December 1913 - 12 April 1916 as RADMHFSNORE
3 Rear Admiral Rear-Admiral 2 Star Command Flag USN.png Hugh Rodman 13 November, - December, 1917 BS DIV9 USN

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