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The 8th Battle Squadron was a squadron of the British Royal Navy assembled prior to the beginning of World War One [1] it was later assigned to the Third Fleet the squadron consisted of pre-dreadnought type battleships [2] it existed from 1912 to 1914.

8th Battle Squadron
Active1912–1914
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
TypeSquadron
HMS Albion first flag ship

HistoryEdit

The squadron was established on December 1912. In December 1913 it was assigned to the Third Fleet [3] and in August 1914 it was based at HMNB Devonport.[4] The Third Fleet included the 7th and 8th Battle Squadrons, and consisted of the Royal Navy's oldest battleships and cruisers.[5]

Rear-Admirals, commandingEdit

Post holders included:[6][4]

Rank Flag Name Term
Rear-Admiral, Commanding, 8th Battle Squadron
1 Rear-Admiral   Robert S. P. Hornby 1912 – July, 1914
2 Rear-Admiral   Henry Loftus Tottenham 13 July, - 27 July 1914

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Eighth Battle Squadron (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley & Lovell, 10 November 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ Gordon, Smith. "Royal Navy ship dispositions 1914-1918: THE GRAND FLEET, 1914-1916 by Admiral Viscount Jellicoe". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 6 January 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. ^ Smith, Gordon. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployments 1900-1914". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b Harley & Lovell, 2016
  5. ^ Smith, 2015
  6. ^ Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Colin Mackie, December 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  • Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Eighth Battle Squadron (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley & Lovell, 10 November 2016.
  • Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin. Colin Mackie, December 2017.
  • Smith, Gordon. "Royal Navy ship dispositions 1914-1918: THE GRAND FLEET, 1914-1916 by Admiral Viscount Jellicoe". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 6 January 2015.

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