The flotilla was first established in August 1916 and was attached to the Grand Fleet till March 1918. It was then transferred to the Battle Cruiser Force until it was disbanded in March 1919.
Second World War
At the outset of the war the flotilla was reformed as part of the Rosyth Command from September to October 1939. It was then transferred to the Western Approaches Command at Plymouth until January 1941. Reassigned once again to the Plymouth Command where it remained until May 1945 before it was dispersed.
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