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The Sixth Battle Squadron Of the Grand Fleet Leaving the Firth of Forth

A fleet of ships with a barrage balloon sail under a bridge
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; By Burnell Poole; 1928; Framed Dimensions 43H X 67W
Accession #: 2003-118-01
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When the United States entered the war in April 1917, the British admiralty requested that the U.S. Navy send ships to serve in their blockade of Germany and on convoy duty.  Reluctant to allow its most important ships to serve under British orders, the Navy first sent Destroyer Squadron 8, but in October 1918 United States Battleship Division Nine followed, which was incorporated into the British Fleet as the Sixth Battle Squadron.  It served with the British Grand Fleet for a year, leaving the German fleet reluctant to leave its port.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
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