Leeward Islands Squadron

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Leeward Islands Squadron
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Ensign of the final C-in-C, Leeward Islands
Active(1813–1838)
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeSquadron
RoleTrade Protection
Part ofBarbadoes and Leeward Islands Station (1743-1772)
Leeward Islands Station (1772-1821)
Garrison/HQAntigua Dockyard and Barbados Dockyard
Commanders
FirstCommodore Distinction, Sir Charles Knowles
LastRear-Admiral of the White – William Charles Fahie,


The Leeward Islands Squadron [1] was a naval formation of constituent ships assigned to the Leeward Islands Station [2] from 1772 to 1821. The squadron received shore support from Antigua Dockyard and Barbados Dockyard.

References

  1. Malcomson, Thomas (2016). Order and Disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815: Control, Resistance, Flogging and Hanging. Barnsley, England.: Boydell & Brewer. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-78327-119-1.
  2. Malcomson. p.51.