Cruiser Squadron

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Cruiser Squadron
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Active1899–1905
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Commodore Edmund S. Poë

The Cruiser Squadron was a naval formation of the British Home Fleet [1] consisting of Armored cruisers of the Royal Navy from 1899 to 1905.

History[edit]

In October 1899 the Royal Navy's Training Squadron consisting mainly of sailing ships was abolished. On the 30 October the Cruiser Squadron was formed using more modern armoured cruisers. [2] Commodore Edmund S. Poë was appointed its first commander. The squadron was assigned to the Home Fleet and existed until 1905. .

Commodore and Rear-Admirals commanding[edit]

Post holders included:[3]

Rank Flag Name Term
Commodore/Rear-Admiral Commanding, Cruiser Squadron
1 Commodore 2nd Class UK-Navy-OF6-Flag.svg Edmund S. Poë 31 October, 1899 - 5 October, 1900
2 Commodore 2nd Class UK-Navy-OF6-Flag.svg Alfred L. Winsloe 5 October, 1900 –15 November, 1902
3 Rear-Admiral Flag of Rear-Admiral - Royal Navy.svg Sir Wilmot H. Fawkes 15 November, 1902 - November 1904
4 Rear-Admiral Flag of Rear-Admiral - Royal Navy.svg Edmund S. Poë November 1904-July 1905

References[edit]

  1. ^ Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployments 1900-1914". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 8 August 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Cruiser Squadron (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell, 3 November 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. ^ Mackie, Colin. "Senior Royal Navy Appointments from 1865". gulabin.com. Colin Mackie, p.206. February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.