8th Battle Squadron
|8th Battle Squadron|
|In Command||Rear-Admiral Commanding, 8th Battle Squadron|
|First||Rear-Admiral: Robert S. P. Hornby|
|Last||Rear-Admiral: Henry Loftus Tottenham|
The 8th battle Squadron or Eighth Battle Squadron was a formation of Battle Ships of the British Royal Navy assembled prior to the beginning of World War One  it was later assigned to the Third Fleet the squadron consisted of pre-dreadnought type battleships  it existed from 1912 to 1914.
The squadron was established on December 1912. In December 1913 it was assigned to the Third Fleet  and in August 1914 it was based at Devonport Dockyard. The Third Fleet included the 7th and 8th Battle Squadrons, and consisted of the Royal Navy's oldest battleships and cruisers.
Rear-Admiral, Commanding, 8th Battle Squadron
|Rear-Admiral, Commanding, 8th Battle Squadron|
|1||Rear-Admiral||Robert S. P. Hornby||1912 – July, 1914|
|2||Rear-Admiral||Henry Loftus Tottenham||13 July, - 27 July 1914|
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