Atlantic Fleet (United Kingdom)

Atlantic Fleet was the name for a naval unit of the British Royal Navy.

In the history of the Royal Navy twice part associations to Atlantic Fleet were formed. In 1909, the Atlantic Fleet was first drawn up in the course of restructuring the Royal Navy. The rapid growth of the Imperial German Navy forced the Royal Navy shortly before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 to restructure the fleet again. Thus, the Atlantic Fleet was finally united with the Home Fleet and renamed Grand Fleet.

After the end of World War II the British fleet was again restructured after the German Empire was defeated and his deep-sea fleet so that was no longer present as a possible opponent in the North Sea. As part of these measures, the Atlantic Fleet was re- formed, thereby better represent the new political and economic realities in Europe from the perspective of Britain at sea.

After completion of the Invergordon Mutiny from 15 to 16 September 1931 which broke out on some ships of the Atlantic Fleet, was decided in 1932, the Atlantic Fleet zurückzubenennen back to the Home Fleet to " get rid of " the taint of mutiny in the Atlantic Fleet.

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