service squadron

service squadron
An administrative and/or tactical subdivision of a naval service force or service group, consisting of the commander and the staff and organized to exercise operational and administrative control of assigned units in providing logistic support of fleet units as directed.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Special Service Squadron (US-Navy) — Die Special Service Squadron (Geschwader für besondere Aufgaben) war eine Abteilung der US Navy von 1907 bis 1940. Ihr Einsatzgebiet war die Karibik und den Panamakanal, das Hauptquartier lag in Balboa, Panama. Die Hauptaufgabe des Geschwaders… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Squadron — Squad ron (skw[o^]d r[u^]n), n. [F. escadron, formerly also esquadron, Sp. escuadron, or It. squadrone. See {Squad}.] 1. Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square. [R.] [1913 Webster] Those half… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • squadron — noun /ˈskwɒd.ɹən/ a) A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred soldiers. Those half rounding quards Just met, and, closing, stood in squadron joined. Milton. b) A detachment of… …   Wiktionary

  • squadron — /ˈskwɒdrən / (say skwodruhn) noun 1. a portion of a naval fleet, or a detachment of warships employed on a particular service; a subdivision of a fleet. 2. an armoured cavalry or cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops (companies), a… …   Australian English dictionary