International Squadron (Greco-Turkish War of 1897)

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An international squadron was formed by a number of Great Powers during the Greco-Turkish War of 1897 to blockade the island of Crete, which was then in the midst of a native Greek rebellion against Ottoman rule, and to protect their citizens there. Participating nations included Britain, France, and Russia among others. Some of the participating British ships included the battleships HMS Revenge (1892) under Rear-Admiral Alfred Taylor Dale, Hood and Empress of India, present in the area from Feb 1897 to Dec 1898.