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2nd Battle Squadron (United Kingdom)

2nd Battle Squadron
Active 1912–1944
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
Size Squadron

The British Royal Navy 2nd Battle Squadron was a naval squadron consisting of battleships. The 2nd Battle Squadron was initially part of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet. After World War I the Grand Fleet was reverted to its original name, the Atlantic Fleet. The squadron changed composition often as ships were damaged, retired or transferred.


First World War

As an element in the Grand Fleet, the Squadron participated in the Battle of Jutland.[1]

August 1914

On 5 August 1914, the squadron was constituted as follows:[2]

Battle of Jutland, June 1916

As an element in the Grand Fleet, the Squadron participated in the Battle of Jutland. During the Battle of Jutland, the composition of the 2nd Battle Squadron was as follows:[1]

January 1918

By 1918, HMS Agincourt had been transferred from the 1st Battle Squadron.

Second World War

September 1939

By this time the squadron was in the Home Fleet and consisted of:[3]


Commanders were as follows:[4]


  1. ^ a b MacIntyre
  2. ^ Dittmar & Colledge
  3. ^ Orbat
  4. ^ "Senior Royal Navy appointments". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 


  • Dittmar, Frederick J; Colledge, J J (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN . 
  • MacIntyre, Donald (1957). Jutland. London: Evans Brothers. ISBN . 
  • Niehorster, Leo; Donald Kindell; Mark E Horan (5 January 2001). "British and Dominion Royal Navies, Home Fleet order of battle 3 September 1939". World War II at Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
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