9th Battle Squadron
|9th Battle Squadron|
However due to the age and obsolescence of its constituent vessels, a decision was taken by the Board of Admiralty on 7 August 1914 that, the 9th Battle Squadron was to be dissolved and its ships were then allocated to guard duty. No flag officer was appointed to command the formation.
- Smith, Gordon; Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment, 1914-1918". naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 27 October 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
- Dittmar, F.J & Colledge J.J., British Warships 1914-1919 Ian Allan, London. 1972; ISBN 0-7110-0380-7