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1800s RN Squadrons Fleets and Station Question... Need some help and understanding the Royal Navy structure. Date 1808, and I want to know the difference between Stations, Squadrons and Fleets. The Station concepts look to be phasing out from this point on... Cape of Good Hope Station https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commander-in-Chief,_Africa_(Royal_Navy) West Africa Squadron https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Africa_Squadron North Sea Fleet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commander-in-Chief,_North_Sea My thinking... please correct me A Squadron is More than 3 ships of the same class Rating A Flotilla is More than 1 Squadron operating under 1 Commander A Division same as Flotilla except operating as part of a FLEET A Fleet Multiple Divisions I’m assuming originally the “Station” Admiral was acting like a Flotilla or a Division like the Leeward Islands Station. Is it something to do with tech progression with Fleets becoming much more mobile, covering larger areas in shorter times? The Station becoming more an anchor than safe harbor? Any pointers, much appreciated as always...o7 Norfolk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeward_Islands_Station