- 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron - British Pacific Fleet
- 2nd Aircraft Carrier Squadron - Home Fleet
- 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron
- 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron - This force was sent to re-occupy Hong Kong.
- 21st Aircraft Carrier Squadron - East Indies Station
- 30th Aircraft Carrier Squadron - Fleet Train, British Pacific Fleet, August 1945.
- 1st Battle Squadron-1914 Grand Fleet
- 2nd Battle Squadron-1914 Grand Fleet, 1919 Atlantic Fleet. 1932 Home Fleet
- 3rd Battle Squadron-1914 Grand Fleet, 1919 Atlantic Fleet, 1932 Home Fleet
- 4th Battle Squadron-1914 Grand Fleet
- 5th Battle Squadron-1914 Grand Fleet
- 6th Battle Squadron-1914 Grand Fleet
- 7th Battle Squadron
- 8th Battle Squadron
- 9th Battle Squadron-1914 Grand Fleet
- 1st Battlecruiser Squadron-1913 Grand Fleet.
- 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron-1914 Mediterranean Fleet, 1915 Grand Fleet.
- 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron-1915 Grand Fleet
- Battlecruiser Squadron-1919-1932 Atlantic Fleet-1932 Home Fleet.
Starting around the time that steam cruisers became popular in the 1870s, the Royal Navy tended to organise such ships into groups called Cruiser Squadrons. Squadrons were commanded by a Rear-Admiral whose title was given as Flag Officer Cruiser Squadron n, or CSn for short (e.g. the officer commanding the 3rd Cruiser Squadron would be CS3).
During peace time the grouping was primarily for administrative purposes, but during war the whole squadron tended to be operated as a unified fighting unit and such units would train in this formation during peace. In the main fighting fleets (Home Fleet and Mediterranean Fleet) members of a given squadron were normally of the same or similar classes. The use of Cruiser Squadrons died out as the number of such ships decreased following World War II.
- 1st Cruiser Squadron-1939 Mediterranean Fleet, Second World War
- 2nd Cruiser Squadron -1914 Grand Fleet 1932 Home Fleet in the interwar period.
- 3rd Cruiser Squadron- Mediterranean Fleet
- 4th Cruiser Squadron:- 1939 East Indies Station 1945 Pacific Fleet
- 5th Cruiser Squadron-1939 China Station
- 6th Cruiser Squadron-1939 South Atlantic Station
- 7th Cruiser Squadron-1940 Mediterranean Fleet
- 8th Cruiser Squadron-1939 West Indies Station
- 9th Cruiser Squadron
- 10th Cruiser Squadron - First World War operated Northern Patrol checking trade routes to Germany
- 11th Cruiser Squadron
- 12th Cruiser Squadron
- 15th Cruiser Squadron 1942 Mediterranean Fleet
- 18th Cruiser Squadron-1939 Home Fleet. Home Fleet/Nore 1940
- 1st Light Cruiser Squadron
- 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron
- 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron
- 4th Light Cruiser Squadron
- 5th Light Cruiser Squadron - Harwich Force (WW1) later East Indies Station and Far East Fleet, later becoming Second-in-Command, Far East Fleet
- 6th Light Cruiser Squadron
- 7th Light Cruiser Squadron
- 1st Destroyer Squadron
- 2nd Destroyer Squadron
- 3rd Destroyer Squadron
- 4th Destroyer Squadron
- 5th Destroyer Squadron
- 6th Destroyer Squadron
- 7th Destroyer Squadron
- 8th Destroyer Squadron
- 21st Escort Squadron
- 22nd Escort Squadron
- 23rd Escort Squadron
- 24th Escort Squadron
- 25th Escort Squadron
- 26th Escort Squadron
- 27th Escort Squadron
- 28th Escort Squadron
- 29th Escort Squadron
- 30th Escort Squadron
Fast patrol boatsEdit
- 1st Frigate Squadron
- 2nd Frigate Squadron
- 3rd Frigate Squadron - postwar, was with Far East Fleet, at Singapore and Hong Kong. Flag at one point in HMS Loch Killisport. On November 21, 1960, the 3rd Frigate Squadron, together for the last time, shaped course for Singapore.
- 4th Frigate Squadron - postwar with Far East Fleet
- 5th Frigate Squadron
- 6th Frigate Squadron
- 7th Frigate Squadron
- 8th Frigate Squadron
- 9th Frigate Squadron
- 17th Frigate Squadron
- 20th Frigate Squadron- anti-submarine warfare training squadron based in Londonderry during 1960s.
- 100th Minesweeper Squadron
- 101st Minesweeper Squadron
- 105th Minesweeper Squadron
- 106th Minesweeper Squadron
- 108th Minesweeper Squadron
- 120th Minesweeper Squadron
- 1st Minesweeper Squadron
- 2nd Minesweeper Squadron
- 3rd Minesweeper Squadron
- 4th Minesweeper Squadron
- 5th Minesweeper Squadron
- 6th Minesweeper Squadron
- 50th Minesweeper Squadron
- 51st Minesweeper Squadron
- 52nd Minesweeper Squadron
- 232nd Minesweeper Squadron
- 1st Minecountermeasures Squadron
- 2nd Minecountermeasures Squadron
- 3rd Minecountermeasures Squadron
- 5th Minecountermeasures Squadron
- 6th Minecountermeasures Squadron
- 7th Minecountermeasures Squadron
- 8th Minecountermeasures Squadron
- 9th Minecountermeasures Squadron
- 10th Minecountermeasures Squadron
- 11th Minecountermeasures Squadron
- 1st Submarine Squadron- HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
- 2nd Submarine Squadron - HMNB Devonport, Plymouth.
- 3rd Submarine Squadron - HMNB Clyde, Faslane.
- 4th Submarine Squadron - with China Station 1939
- 5th Submarine Squadron - Malta.
- 6th Submarine Squadron - Nova Scotia.
- 7th Submarine Squadron - Singapore.
- 10th Submarine Squadron - strategic nuclear missile submarines based HMNB Clyde, Faslane.
- 1st Destroyer Flotilla: September 1939 Mediterranean Fleet
- 2nd Destroyer Flotilla: 1932 - 1935 Home Fleet 1935 - 1936 Red Sea, 1936 - 1937 Spanish Waters 1939 Mediterranean Fleet
- 3rd Destroyer Flotilla: 1939 Mediterranean Fleet
- 4th Destroyer Flotilla: 1939 Mediterranean Fleet 1945 Pacific Fleet
- 5th Destroyer Flotilla: 1932 Home Fleet
- 6th Destroyer Flotilla: 1932 Home Fleet; 1939 Home Fleet
- 7th Destroyer Flotilla: 1941 Eastern Fleet
- 8th Destroyer Flotilla: 1939 Home Fleet 1940 Force H
- 9th Destroyer Flotilla:
- 10th Destroyer Flotilla:1940 Mediterranean Fleet
- 11th Destroyer Flotilla: 1939 Home Fleet
- 12th Destroyer Flotilla
- 13th Destroyer Flotilla
- 14th Destroyer Flotilla:1942 Mediterranean Fleet
- 15th Destroyer Flotilla 1939 Rosyth Command
- 16th Destroyer Flotilla 1939 Portsmouth Command
- 17th Destroyer Flotilla
- 18th Destroyer Flotilla 1939 Home Fleet HMS Kempenfelt(1939-1939 (transferred to RCN)
- 19th Destroyer Flotilla: 1939 Nore Command HMS Codrington (F) 1940 Force H
- 20th Destroyer Flotilla
- 21st Destroyer Flotilla:1939 China Station
- 22nd Destroyer Flotilla
- 23rd Destroyer Flotilla: formerly French small destroyers
- 24th Destroyer Flotilla
- 25th Destroyer Flotilla: 1945 Pacific Fleet
- 26th Destroyer Flotilla: 1945 Eastern Fleet
- 27th Destroyer Flotilla: 1945 Pacific Fleet
- 28th Destroyer Flotilla:
- 29th Destroyer Flotilla:
- 4th Minesweeper Flotilla
- 5th Minesweeper Flotilla 1939 Nore Command
- 6th Minesweeper Flotilla 1939 Nore Command
Motor torpedo boatsEdit
- 1st Submarine Flotilla
- 2nd Submarine Flotilla
- 3rd Submarine Flotilla
- 4th Submarine Flotilla
- 5th Submarine Flotilla
- 7th Submarine Flotilla, part of Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic. At Freetown, Sierra Leone, 3 September 1939
- ↑ "RN Bridge Card - 30 Jul 10". http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/pdf/20100730-Bridge-Card-30-JUL-10.pdf. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
- ↑ Graham Watson, Royal Navy: Fleet Air Arm, August 1945, v 1.0, April 7, 2002, Orbat.com
- ↑ Nierhorster, Leo. "Nore Command". http://www.orbat.com/site/ww2/drleo/017_britain/39_navy/nore.html. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
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