6th Battle Squadron
|6th Battle Squadron|
First World War
- HMS Lord Nelson
- HMS Agamemnon
- HMS Russell
- HMS Albemarle
- HMS Cornwallis
- HMS Duncan
- HMS Exmouth
- HMS Vengeance
HMS Lord Nelson and Agamemnon transferred to the 5th Battle Squadron in late 1914. HMS Revenge briefly joined the squadron in 1915, before the squadron was broken up. Most of the ships were sent to the Mediterranean. Be
On 13 November 1917, Rear Admiral Hugh Rodman broke his flag in USS New York as Commander, Battleship Division 9. After preparations for "distant service", USS Wyoming, New York, Delaware, and Florida sailed for the British Isles on 25 November and reached Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, on 7 December 1917. Although retaining their American designation as Battleship Division 9, those four dreadnoughts became the Sixth Battle Squadron of the British Grand Fleet upon arrival in British waters. The 6th Battle Squadron operated from Scapa Flow and Rosyth.
The U.S. Battleships serving in the 6th Battle Squadron were:
- USS Florida
- USS Wyoming
- USS New York
- USS Delaware
- USS Texas - arrived January 1918
- USS Arkansas - replaced USS Delaware July 1918
Vice and Rear-Admirals commanding
|Vice/Rear-Admiral, Commanding, 6th Battle Squadron|
|1||Vice-Admiral||Sir Alexander Bethell||15 July, 1913||as 6BS 2FL|
|2||Rear-Admiral||Charles H. Dundas||1913 - 20 December 1914||as 6BS 2FL|
|3||Rear-Admiral||Stuart Nicholson||5 December, 1913 - 12 April, 1916||as RADMHFSNORE|
|4||Rear-Admiral||Hugh Rodman||13 November, - December, 1917||BS DIV9 USN|
Note: RADMHFSNORE Rear-Admiral, Home Fleets at the Nore.
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