Seventh Cruiser Squadron (Royal Navy)

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The Seventh Cruiser Squadron, also known as Cruiser Force C from 1914 to 1915, was a cruiser formation of the Royal Navy.

Rear-Admirals Commanding

Dates of appointment given:

History

December, 1912

[17]

December, 1913

Hogue has been added to 1912's roster, from unknown prior assignment.[18]

July, 1914

Operating as part of Third Fleet.[19]

Rear-Admiral Arthur H. Christian hauled down his flag at Sheerness on 26 July, 1914.[20] On 1 August, Henry H. Campbell was appointed in command.

5 August, 1914

In the southern North Sea, the squadron had the same ships as at the end of 1912, having seemingly lost Hogue and Sutlej seemingly yet to join in fact:[21]

On 13 August, it was made part of Rear-Admiral Arthur Henry Christian's new Southern Force, tasked with operations to protect the Belgian coast along with destroyers and submarines operating out of Harwich.[22]

November, 1915

Attached to Grand Fleet, the composition is entirely new.[23]

Footnotes

  1. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. p. 645.
  2. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. p. 645.
  3. Christian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. p. 435.
  4. Christian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. p. 435.
  5. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 309.
  6. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 309.
  7. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 18.
  8. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  9. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 18.
  10. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  11. Tottenham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. p. 1320.
  12. Tottenham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. p. 1320.
  13. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 18.
  14. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 18.
  15. Renouf Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/254. f. 268.
  16. Renouf Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/254. f. 268.
  17. Albert Francis Barclay Bridges papers at The Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum. [BRG 1/1]
  18. Albert Francis Barclay Bridges papers at The Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum. [BRG 1/1]
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1914). p. 296d.
  20. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 July, 1914. Issue 40586, col B, p. 4.
  21. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 15.
  22. See Southern Force (Royal Navy)
  23. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1915). p. 10.

Bibliography


Cruiser Squadrons of the Royal Navy
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