|11th Destroyer Flotilla|
|Active||August 1915 – September 1945|
|Commanders||Commodore James R. P. HawksleyCaptain Philip Louis Vian|
World War OneEdit
The 11th Destroyer Flotilla was formed in August 1915 and was assigned to the Grand Fleet. It was part of the British forces that took part in the Battle of Jutland  it remained with Grand Fleet until November 1918. Initially the formation consisted of 16 M class destroyers some of which were replaced later by R class destroyers. Through most of 1918 the flotilla was mainly using V and W-class destroyers  The flotilla was disbanded in March 1919 and would not reformed until briefly during the Interwar period.
The flotilla was briefly reformed from 1 July 1935 to 30 August 1935 under the command of Captain Ernest R. Archer, (later Vice-Admiral).
Second World WarEdit
The flotilla was reformed in 1939 and was attached to the Plymouth Command until 1940 when its ships were dispersed among various escort groups. It was re-established again in August 1942 as part of the Mediterranean Fleet until January 1943. It was reassigned to the Indian Ocean area as part of the Battle Fleet of the Eastern Fleet until September 1945.
Captains (D) afloat 11th Destroyer FlotillaEdit
Incomplete list of post holders included:
|Captain (D) afloat 11th Destroyer Flotilla|
|1||Commodore||James R. P. Hawksley||1915 – 31 May 1916||later Vadm.|
|2||Captain||Edward O. Gladstone||30 June 1916 – January, 1918|
|3||Captain||Brien M. Money||January, 1918 – 1 March 1919||later Vadm.|
|4||Captain||Ernest R. Archer||1 July 1935 – 30 August 1935||later Adm.|
|5||Captain||Philip L. Vian||June, 1939 – 13 December 1939||later Adm. of the Fleet.|
- HMS HMS Mackay (Leader)
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- ↑ Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Orgnisation in World War 2, 1939-1945". Gordon Smith. http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1939-45.htm#2. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
- ↑ Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project" (in en). Harley and Lovell, 19 April 2018. http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/index.php/Eleventh_Destroyer_Flotilla_(Royal_Navy)#In_Command. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
- ↑ Kindell, Don. "ROYAL NAVY SHIPS, SEPTEMBER 1939". Gordon Smith, 9 April 2012. https://naval-history.net/xDKWW2-3909-04RN.htm. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
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