Training Squadron (Royal Navy)

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History

The Training Squadron commissioned at Portsmouth and Chatham on 21 September, 1885.[1] Captain Robert O'B. FitzRoy was appointed Commodore, Second Class in command on 30 September, and assumed command on 12 October, flying his broad pendant in Active.[2]

On 30 October, 1899, the masted Training Squadron was paid off. The following day the crews turned over to first-class cruisers, the formation then becoming the Cruiser Squadron.

Composition

September, 1885:[3]

March, 1891:[4]

1913: In March of 1913, the squadron was based in Queenstown, and consisted of two groups:[5]

First Group

Second Group

Commodores

Dates of appointment given:

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 22 September, 1885. Issue 31558, col D, p. 12.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1885). p. 188.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1885). p. 189.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 193.
  5. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 146 of 28 March, 1913.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 22 September, 1885. Issue 31558, col D, p. 12.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 2 November, 1886. Issue 31806, col D, p. 7.
  8. Markham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/15. f. 12.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 2 November, 1889. Issue 32846, col C, p. 10.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 23 July, 1891. Issue 33384, col A, p. 7.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 13 May, 1893. Issue 33950, col D, p. 13.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 27 March, 1895. Issue 34535, col B, p. 10.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 13 October, 1897. Issue 35333, col A, p. 11.
  14. Poë Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 405.