9th Battle Squadron

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9th Battle Squadron
Active July 1914 – August 1914
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  Royal Navy
Size Squadron

The 9th Battle Squadron was a short-lived squadron of the British Royal Navy consisting of battleships serving in the Grand Fleet.[1]


First World War[edit]

August 1914[edit]

HMS Hannibal

In August 1914, the 9th Battle Squadron was formed at Grimsby on 27 July 1914, and comprised a number of the older Majestic-class pre-dreadnought battleships. These included:[2]

Due to the age and obsolescence, on 7 August 1914 the 9th Battle Squadron was dissolved and the ships were allocated to guard ship duty and disarmed shortly after.


  1. ^ Smith, Gordon; Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment, Inter-War Years 1914-1918". naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 27 October 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Dittmar, F.J & Colledge J.J., British Warships 1914-1919 Ian Allan, London. 1972; ISBN 0-7110-0380-7

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