6th Cruiser Squadron

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6th Cruiser Squadron
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1909
Disbanded1945
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, 6th Cruiser Squadron

The 6th Cruiser Squadron or Sixth Cruiser Squadron was a formation of Cruisers of the Royal Navy, it was formed and disbanded two times from 1909 to 1915 and 1925 to 1945.

It was commanded by the Rear-Admiral or Vice-Admiral Commanding, 6th Cruiser Squadron.

History

The squadron was established in March 1909. In September 1910 and was attached to the Mediterranean Fleet until April 1912. In May, 1912, the 6th Cruiser Squadron was renamed the Mediterranean Cruiser Squadron.[1] The squadron was then reassigned as the 6th Cruiser Squadron to the Second Fleet between May 1912 and July 1914.[2]

he squadron reformed in 1925 when it was allocated to the Africa Station until August 1939 when the naval command was redesignated South Atlantic Station. The posts of the admiral commanding the squadron and the regional Commander-in-Chief were not usually separated. It remained attached there until 1945 when it was disbanded.[3][4]

In Command

  1. Rear-Admiral Henry B. Jackson, March 1909-October 1910
  2. Rear-Admiral Sir Douglas A. Gamble, 26 September 1910 – 3 June 1912
  3. Rear-Admiral David Beatty, 2 July 1912 – 27 July 1912
  4. Rear-Admiral Dudley R. S. de Chair, 15 July 1913 – 1 August 1914
  5. Rear-Admiral William L. Grant, 1 August 1914 – 12 March 1915
  6. Vice-Admiral Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice, February, 1925 -February. 1927
  7. Vice-Admiral Sir David Anderson February, 1927 - December, 1928
  8. Vice-Admiral Sir Rudolf Burmester, February, 1929 - February, 1931
  9. Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Tweedie, February, 1931 - March, 1933
  10. Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Evans, March, 1933 -September, 1935
  11. Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Tottenham, September, 1935 - January, 1938
  12. Vice-Admiral Sir George Lyon, January, 1938 - August, 1939
  13. Vice-Admiral Sir Sir George Lyon, September, 1939 - September, 1940
  14. Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Raikes, September, 1940 -February, 1941 (later V.Adm)
  15. Rear-Admiral Sir Algernon Willis, February, 1941 - March, 1942 (later V.Adm)
  16. Rear-Admiral W. E, Campbell Tait, March, 1942 - April, 1944 (later V.Adm)
  17. Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Burnett, April, 1944 - 1945

References

  1. Frowde, H. (1914). The New Hazell Annual and Almanack Vol 29. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. p. 148.
  2. Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployments 1900-1914". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 8 August 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  3. Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment, Inter-War Years 1919-1939: Cruiser Deployment 1919-1939". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 2 September 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  4. Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation in World War 2, 1939-1945". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 19 September 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2021.