Cruiser Squadron

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Cruiser Squadron
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1899
Disbanded1905
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeSquadron
Part ofHome Fleet
Commanders
TitleCommodore/Rear-Admiral Commanding, Cruiser Squadron
FirstCommodore 2nd Class
LastRear-Admiral

The Cruiser Squadron was a formation of the British Home Fleet consisting of armoured cruisers of the Royal Navy from October 1899 to July 1905.

History

In October 1899 the Royal Navy's Training Squadron consisting mainly of sailing ships was abolished. On the 30 October the Cruiser Squadron was formed using more modern armoured cruisers. [1] Commodore Edmund S. Poe was appointed its first commander. The squadron was assigned to the Home Fleet and existed until 1905. .

Commodore Commanding, Cruiser Squadron

Included:[2]

Commodore Commanding, Cruiser Squadron
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Commodore 2nd Class Commodore 2nd class command flag RN from 1864.png Edmund S. Poë 31 October, 1899 - 5 October, 1900
2 Commodore 2nd Class Commodore 2nd class command flag RN from 1864.png Alfred L. Winsloe 5 October, 1900 –15 November, 1902

Rear-Admiral Commanding, Cruiser Squadron

Included:[3]

Rear-Admiral Commanding, Cruiser Squadron
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Wilmot H. Fawkes 15 November, 1902 - November 1904
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Edmund S. Poe November 1904-July 1905

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Cruiser Squadron (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell, 3 November 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  2. Mackie, Colin. "Senior Royal Navy Appointments from 1865". gulabin.com. Colin Mackie, p.206. February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  3. Mackie, Colin. "Senior Royal Navy Appointments from 1865". gulabin.com. Colin Mackie, p.206. February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.