2nd Light Cruiser Squadron (United Kingdom)

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The 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron was a Royal Navy formation of light cruisers during the First World War.

As part of the Grand Fleet, the squadron fought at the Battle of Jutland, where it was commanded by William Goodenough and consisted of Southampton (flagship), Birmingham, Nottingham and Dublin.[1][2]

Following the battle, the squadron undertook patrol duties in the North Sea. Later in 1916, the Australian cruisers HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Sydney joined the squadron. It which saw action against German airships and light aircraft during 1917 and 1918.


  1. ^ "The Grand Fleet". Richthofen.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Battle of Jutland Order of Battle". Worldwar1.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-04.