4th Battle Squadron
The 4th Battle Squadron
was a squadron
of the British Royal Navy
consisting of battleships
. The 4th Battle Squadron was initially part of the Royal Navy's Home Fleet
. During World War I
the Home Fleet was renamed the Grand Fleet
. The squadron changed composition often as ships were damaged, retired or transferred.
On 5 August 1914, the squadron was constituted as follows:
By January 1915, the composition had changed slightly:
As an element in the Grand Fleet, the squadron participated in the Battle of Jutland. During the Battle of Jutland, the composition of the 4th Battle Squadron was as follows:
Following the Battle of Jutland, the 4th Battle Squadron was reorganized, with Colossus, Hercules, St. Vincent, Collingwood and Neptune all transferred from the 1st Battle Squadron. In January 1917, the squadron was constituted as follows:
After the loss of HMS Vanguard in July 1917, HMS Superb and HMS Temeraire were detached to the Mediterranean in 1918. HMS Dreadnought rejoined the squadron as flagship in March 1918.
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