North Atlantic Squadron

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This article is about the U.S. Navy squadron that operated from 1865 to 1902, sometimes informally called the "Home Squadron". For the U.S. Navy Home Squadron that operated from 1838 to 1861, see Home Squadron. For the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron of the American Civil War (1861-1865), see Union blockade. For the song, see The North Atlantic Squadron (song).
North Atlantic Squadron
North Atlantic Squadron, 1898.jpg
"Before the War" by Carlton T. Chapman, depicting the North Atlantic Squadron off Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 1898, just prior to the Spanish-American War.
Active 1 November 1865 - 29 December 1902
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy
Type Naval squadron
North Atlantic Fleet
Active 29 December 1902 - 1 January 1906
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy
Type Naval fleet


The North Atlantic Squadron was a section of the United States Navy operating in the North Atlantic. It was renamed as the North Atlantic Fleet in 1902. In 1905 the European and South Atlantic Squadrons were abolished and absorbed into the North Atlantic Fleet. On Jan. 1, 1906, the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet was established combining this fleet with the South Atlantic Squadron.

Commanders-in-Chief[edit]

North Atlantic Squadron[edit]

North Atlantic Fleet[edit]

  • Rear Admiral Francis J. Higginson 29 December 1902-July 1903
  • Rear Admiral Albert S. Barker July 1903-March 1905
  • Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans March 1905-1 January 1906

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