Special Service Squadron

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For the Royal Navy squadron of the same name, see Cruise of the Special Service Squadron.

The Special Service Squadron was a component of the United States Navy during the 1900s and 1930s.

Under the United States Fleet, the squadron patrolled the Caribbean Sea as an instrument of gunboat diplomacy. It was headquartered in Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.



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