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A squadren is a gruop of warships that is smaller then a fleet.

Types Edit

There are several types of squadron:

  • Independent squadrons. In effect, these are formations that are too small to be called a fleet. Independent squadrons may be assigned to and named after a particular ocean or sea, and the admiral commanding the squadron may be the naval commander in chief in that theatre.
  • Temporary sub-divisions of a fleet. Fleets were divided into van, centre and rear squadrons, named after each squadron’s place in the line of battle. A temporary detachment from a fleet would also be called a squadron.
The Commodore cover

A squadren of ships

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