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6th Destroyer Flotilla
Active February, 1911–1939, 1947-1951
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  Royal Navy
Size Flotilla
First Captain Mortimer Silver

The British 6th Destroyer Flotilla [1] also known as the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla was a military formation of the Royal Navy from 1911 to 1939 and again from 1947 to 1951


The flotilla was formed in 1911, its first commander was appointed in 1912 and disbanded in 1939. It was reformed in October 1947 as part of the Home Fleet until 1951. In 1952 it was re-designated 6th Destroyer Squadron. Its first commander was Captain Mortimer Silver and its final commander was Captain Victor Danckwerts.[2]


Captains (D) afloat, 6th Destroyer Flotilla

Captain (D) afloat is a Royal Navy appointment of an operational commander of a destroyer flotilla or squadron.[3]



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  • Whitby, Michael (2011). Commanding Canadians: The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. Layard. Vancover, Canada: UBC Press. ISBN 9780774840378.
  • White, Michael (2015). Australian Submarines Vol 2: 2nd Edition: a History Vol 2 (in Arabic). Sydney, Australia: Australian Teachers of Media. ISBN 9781876467265.

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