Sixth Cruiser Squadron (Royal Navy)

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The Sixth Cruiser Squadron was originally the Third Cruiser Squadron, under Rear-Admiral Sir Henry B. Jackson. He gave up command on 10 October, 1910.[1] Officially, Rear-Admiral Sir Douglas A. Gamble commanded the Sixth Cruiser Squadron from 26 September, 1910, until 3 June, 1912.[2] On 1 May, 1912, the Sixth Cruiser Squadron was renamed the Mediterranean Cruiser Squadron.[3]

From 2 July to 27 July, 1912, Rear-Admiral David Beatty commanded the Sixth Cruiser Squadron for the annual manœuvres, flying his flag in the Aboukir.[4][5] On 15 July, 1913 Rear-Admiral Dudley R. S. de Chair was given command of the squadron during the annual manœuvres of 1913.[6]

Rear-Admirals Commanding

Dates of appointment given:

Composition

December, 1912

[17]

December, 1913

Though part of the Second Fleet, the ships are considered part of the Third Fleet for administrative purposes.[18]

July, 1914

Operating as part of the Second Fleet, the squadron seems to be in flux.[19]

5 August, 1914

[20][21]

Footnotes

  1. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 682.
  2. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 507.
  3. M. 11735/12. 29 March, 1912. The National Archives. ADM 1/8271. f. 3 of Admiralty letter.
  4. Beatty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 156.
  5. Chalmers. Life and Letters of David Beatty. p. 435.
  6. de Chair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 259.
  7. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. Unnumbered page.
  8. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 682.
  9. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 507.
  10. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 507.
  11. Beatty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 156.
  12. Beatty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 156.
  13. de Chair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 259.
  14. "New Sea Lord" (News). The Times. Friday, 7 August, 1914. Issue 40597, col D, p. 4.
  15. Goldrick. The King's Ships were at Sea. p. 27.
  16. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 254/512.
  17. Navy List pages in Albert Francis Barclay Bridges papers at The Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum. [BRG 1/1]
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 269b.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1914). p. 269b.
  20. see footnotes indicating Grant's command.
  21. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 15.
  22. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 15.

Bibliography


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