|Commodore Edmund S. Poë|
In October 1899 the Royal Navy's Training Squadron consisting mainly of sailing ships was abolished. On the 30 October the Cruiser Squadron was formed using more modern armoured cruisers. Commodore Edmund S. Poë was appointed its first commander. The squadron was assigned to the Home Fleet and existed until 1905. .
Post holders included:
|Commodore/Rear-Admiral Commanding, Cruiser Squadron|
|1||Commodore 2nd Class||Edmund S. Poë||31 October 1899 - 5 October 1900|
|2||Commodore 2nd Class||Alfred L. Winsloe||5 October 1900 -15 November 1902|
|3||Rear-Admiral||Sir Wilmot H. Fawkes||15 November 1902 - November 1904|
|4||Rear-Admiral||Edmund S. Poë||November 1904-July 1905|