2nd Frigate Squadron (United Kingdom)

The 2nd Frigate Squadron was an administrative unit of the Royal Navy from 1947 to 2002.

2nd Frigate Squadron
ActiveNovember 1947 – March 2002
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
FirstCaptain William G. Crawford
LastCaptain Steven R. Kirby

Operational history

During its existence, the squadron included Black Swan-class, Type 15, Type 16, Leander-class and Type 22 frigates. The squadron was based at HMNB Devonport.

Silver Jubilee 1977

At the Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, 24–29 June 1977, 2nd Frigate Squadron comprised:[1]

Disbandment 2002

In its last configuration, the squadron comprised the Type 22 frigates Cornwall (Captain F), Cumberland, Campbeltown and Chatham. The squadron was disbanded in March 2002 under the Royal Navy's "Fleet First" reorganization.

Squadron commander


Captain William G. CrawfordHMS PelicanNovember 1947-September 1949
Captain Christopher D. Bonham-CarterHMS PelicanSeptember 1949-1951
Captain Alwyn D. Lenox-ConynghamHMS MermaidSeptember 1952-January 1954
Captain Alexander H.C. Gordon LennoxHMS MermaidJanuary 1954-1955
Captain Edward L. CookHMS TeazerDecember 1958-January 1960
Captain Edward W. BriggsHMS TeazerJanuary 1960-August 1961
Captain Ian W. McLaughlanHMS WhirlwindAugust 1961-December 1962
Captain Raymond P. DannreutherHMS UndauntedDecember 1962-November 1963
Captain Geoffrey C. MitchellHMS AuroraNovember 1963-December 1965
Captain Bernard H. NotleyHMS AuroraDecember 1965-June 1967
Captain A. Desmond CassidiHMS UndauntedJune 1967-December 1968
Captain Brian C.G. HutchingsHMS UndauntedDecember 1968-May 1970
Captain John B. RobathanHMS UndauntedMay 1970-September 1971
Captain R. Michael BurgoyneHMS UndauntedSeptember 1971-November 1973
Captain Linley E. MiddletonHMS Undaunted/HMS ApolloNovember 1973-April 1975
Captain Richard A. StephensHMS ApolloApril 1975-January 1977
Captain George M.F. VallingsHMS ApolloJanuary 1977-February 1978
Captain James W.F. BriggsHMS Apollo/HMS DiomedeFebruary 1978-October 1979
Captain Anthony J. DunnHMS DiomedeOctober 1979-May 1981
Captain Anthony M.G. PearsonHMS BroadswordMay-October 1981
Captain William R. CanningHMS BroadswordOctober 1981-October 1982
Captain Robert McQueenHMS BroadswordOctober 1982-October 1983
Captain Anthony M. NormanHMS BroadswordOctober 1983-April 1985
Captain Geoffrey R.W. BiggsHMS BroadswordApril 1985-May 1986
Captain Brian W. TurnerHMS BroadswordMay 1986-October 1987
Captain Colin H.D. Cooke-PriestHMS BrilliantDecember 1987-February 1989
Captain Richard F. CobboldHMS BrilliantFebruary 1989-1990
Captain Tobin D. ElliottHMS Brilliant1990-1992
Captain James M. Burnell-NugentHMS Brilliant1992-1993
Captain Charles J. FreemanHMS Cornwall1993-1994
Captain Geoffrey K. BillsonHMS Cornwall1994-1996
Captain Anthony K. DymockHMS Cornwall1996-1998
Captain James C. RappHMS Cornwall1998-1999
Captain Timothy P. McClementHMS Cornwall1999-2001
Captain Steven R. KirbyHMS Cornwall2001-March 2002


  1. Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (1977) official programme
  2. Royal Navy Senior Appointments, Colin Mackie

See also

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