2nd Battle Squadron

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2nd Battle Squadron
Active1912–1944
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
SizeSquadron
EngagementsBattle of Jutland

The 2nd Battle Squadron was a naval squadron of the British Royal Navy consisting of battleships. The 2nd Battle Squadron was initially part of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet. After World War I the Grand Fleet was reverted to its original name, the Atlantic Fleet. The squadron changed composition often as ships were damaged, retired or transferred.

History[edit]

First World War[edit]

As an element in the Grand Fleet, the Squadron participated in the Battle of Jutland.[1]

August 1914[edit]

On 5 August 1914, the squadron was constituted as follows:[2]

Battle of Jutland, June 1916[edit]

As an element in the Grand Fleet, the Squadron participated in the Battle of Jutland. During the Battle of Jutland, the composition of the 2nd Battle Squadron was as follows:[1]

January 1918[edit]

By 1918, HMS Agincourt had been transferred from the 1st Battle Squadron.

Second World War[edit]

September 1939[edit]

By this time the squadron was in the Home Fleet and consisted of:[3]

Admirals commanding[edit]

Commanders were as follows:[4]

Rear-Admirals Second-in-Command[edit]

Post holders included:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MacIntyre
  2. ^ Dittmar & Colledge
  3. ^ Orbat
  4. ^ "Senior Royal Navy appointments" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  5. ^ Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Second Battle Squadron (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell, 30 June 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.

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