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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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According to Jack Green, a consultant to the Naval historical Center, washington, D.C., "In the Pacific, service squadrons (SERVRONS) were formed of oilers, ammunition ships and provision ships to follow the aircraft carrier task forces during their attacks on Japanese bases.