Eighth Light Cruiser Squadron (Royal Navy)

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History

Captain William A. H. Kelly was appointed Commodore, Second Class in command of the squadron, and as Commodore Commanding the British Adriatic Force, on 25 September, 1917. On 24 March, 1919, the duties of Senior Naval Officer of the British Adriatic Force were taken over by the Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Light Cruiser Squadron. Commodore Kelly struck his broad pendant on 14 April, 1919.[1]

In Command

Dates of appointment given:

Second in Command

Dates of appointment given:

Composition

July, 1918[8]
The Squadron was serving as part of the British Adriatic Force.

November, 1918[9]
No change in composition since July.

December 1920
The squadron was being led by Calcutta.[10]

Footnotes

  1. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 26c.
  2. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 26c.
  3. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 312.
  4. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  5. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  6. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 120.
  7. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 120.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1918). p. 23.
  9. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 23.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 738.

Bibliography


Light Cruiser Squadrons of the Royal Navy
First Light Cruiser Squadron | Second Light Cruiser Squadron | Third Light Cruiser Squadron | Fourth Light Cruiser Squadron | Fifth Light Cruiser Squadron | Sixth Light Cruiser Squadron | Seventh Light Cruiser Squadron | Eighth Light Cruiser Squadron