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North Atlantic Squadron


North Atlantic Squadron

North Atlantic Squadron
"Before the War" by Carlton T. Chapman, depicting the North Atlantic Squadron off Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 1898, just prior to the Spanish–American War.
Active 1 November 1865 – 29 December 1902
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy
Type Naval squadron
North Atlantic Fleet
Active 29 December 1902 – 1 January 1906
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy
Type Naval fleet

The North Atlantic Squadron was a section of the United States Navy operating in the North Atlantic. It was renamed as the North Atlantic Fleet in 1902. In 1905 the European and South Atlantic Squadrons were abolished and absorbed into the North Atlantic Fleet. On 1 January 1906, the Navy's Atlantic Fleet was established by combining the North Atlantic Fleet with the South Atlantic Squadron.


  • Commanders-in-Chief 1
    • North Atlantic Squadron 1.1
    • North Atlantic Fleet 1.2
  • See also 2
  • External links 3


North Atlantic Squadron

North Atlantic Fleet

  • Rear Admiral Francis J. Higginson 29 December 1902 – July 1903
  • Rear Admiral Albert S. Barker July 1903 – March 1905
  • Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans March 1905 – 1 January 1906

See also

External links

  • Notes on U.S. Fleet Organization and Disposition, 1898–1941
  • The U.S. Navy : A Short History
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