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9th Destroyer Flotilla
Active January 1913-December, 1925, January–July 1940
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  Royal Navy
Size Flotilla

The 9th Destroyer Flotilla also known as the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla was a military formation of the British Royal Navy from January 1913 to December 1925 and again in January to July 1940.

History

Established in January 1913 when it was assigned to the Patrols Command it was based at Chatham.[1] During World War One it remained on Patrolling Duties until 1918.[2] During the inter-war years it was reassigned to the Mediterranean Fleet from 1922 to 1925 it placed in the Atlantic Fleet Reserve and then deactivated.[3] It was reformed during World War Two in January 1940 as part of the Home Fleet destroyer flotillas command until July 1940 when it was disbanded.[4]

Administration

Captains (D) afloat, 9th Destroyer Flotilla

Captain (D) afloat is a Royal Navy appointment of an operational commander of a destroyer flotilla or squadron.[5]

References

  1. Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployments 1900-1914". Gordon Smith, 8 August 2015.. https://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1900-14.htm#10. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  2. Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment, Inter-War Years 1914-1918". Gordon Smith, 27 October 2015. https://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1914-1918.htm#4. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  3. Halpern, Paul (2016) (in en). The Mediterranean Fleet, 1919–1929. Cambridge, England: Routledge. p. 414. ISBN 9781317024163. https://books.google.lk/books?id=ruqqCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA414&lpg=PA414&dq=9th+destroyer+flotilla+atlantic+fleet+reserve&source=bl&ots=yLgXdA11sa&sig=BE3tQBT4tUCP412iH8dmHnTVWEc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi10vnE3ZPcAhWRdn0KHfQtBd8Q6AEIbjAL#v=onepage&q=9th%20destroyer%20flotilla%20atlantic%20fleet%20reserve&f=false. 
  4. Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Orgnisation in World War 2, 1939-1945". Gordon Smith, 19 September 2015. https://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1939-45.htm#2. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  5. Whitby, Michael (2011) (in en). Commanding Canadians: The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. Layard. Vancover, Canada: UBC Press. p. Abbrev: XV. ISBN 9780774840378. https://books.google.lk/books?id=4mIXtaqcAvgC&pg=PR13&lpg=PR13&dq=Captain+(D)+is+an+appointment+of+a+commander+of+a+destroyer+flotilla+or+squadron.&source=bl&ots=vD_r-xbfyC&sig=IcM7YDzzEcm3WNnuFskrm9LRrfc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjnl-W1npHcAhVCXisKHSB7BGsQ6AEITDAI#v=onepage&q=Captain%20(D)%20is%20an%20appointment%20of%20a%20commander%20of%20a%20destroyer%20flotilla%20or%20squadron.&f=false. 

Sources

  • Halpern, Paul (2016). The Mediterranean Fleet, 1919–1929. Cambridge, England: Routledge. ISBN 9781317024163.
  • Watson, Dr Graham. (2015) "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployments 1900-1914". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith.
  • Watson, Dr Graham. (2015) "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment, Inter-War Years 1914-1918". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith.
  • Watson, Dr Graham. (2015) "Royal Navy Orgnisation in World War 2, 1939-1945". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith.
  • Whitby, Michael (2011). Commanding Canadians: The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. Layard. Vancover, Canada: UBC Press. ISBN 9780774840378.

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