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6th Battle Squadron (United Kingdom)

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Active  1914–1915
Branch  Royal Navy
Country  United Kingdom
Size  Squadron
6th Battle Squadron (United Kingdom)

The British 6th Battle Squadron was a Royal Navy squadron consisting of Battleships serving in the Grand Fleet.

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August 1914

In August 1914, the 6th Battle Squadron was based at Portland and comprised a number of the older pre-dreadnought battleships. These included:

  • 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.

    Reformation

    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
  • Commanders

    Included:

  • Rear-Admiral Stuart Nicholson: November 1914-1915
  • References

    6th Battle Squadron (United Kingdom) Wikipedia


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