Battle Cruiser Squadron (Royal Navy)

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The Battle Cruiser Squadron was formed in 1919 to act as a single formation of battlecruisers to serve the Royal Navy's post-war needs.

It was formed by taking Lion from her position as flagship of the Battle Cruiser Force and adding her to the most modern of the battlecruisers from the First Battle Cruiser Squadron, which was, in fact, the only B.C.S. still extant.

Composition

May, 1919

Upon its creation, the Battle Cruiser Squadron was comprised of:[1]

This roster held through at least July, 1919.[2][3]

Vice-Admirals and Rear-Admirals Commanding

Dates of appointment given:

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 10.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 10.
  3. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 10.
  4. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 291.
  5. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 291.
  6. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 249.
  7. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 249.
  8. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 247.
  9. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 247.
  10. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 30 April, 1925. Issue 43949, col E, p. 10.
  11. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 215.
  12. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 21 May, 1927. Issue 44587, col G, p. 9.
  13. Dreyer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  14. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 21 May, 1929. Issue 45208, col D, p. 23.
  15. Pound Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 294.
  16. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 24 April, 1931. Issue 45805, col G, p. 6.
  17. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 13 August, 1932. Issue 46211, col E, p. 13.
  18. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 14 August, 1934. Issue 46832, col F, p. 7.
  19. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 July, 1936. Issue 47439, col D, p. 17.
  20. Blake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 349.
  21. "Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 3 July, 1937. Issue 47727, col F, p. 14.
  22. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  23. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  24. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  25. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 1 June, 1939. Issue 48320, col E, p. 9.
  26. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  27. Somerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 292.
  28. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  29. Holland Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/23. f. 23.
  30. Holland Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/23. f. 23.

Bibliography


British Battle Cruiser Squadrons
First Battle Cruiser Squadron | Second Battle Cruiser Squadron | Third Battle Cruiser Squadron | Battle Cruiser Squadron