|13th Destroyer Flotilla|
|First||Captain James U. Farie|
The British 13th Destroyer Flotilla also known as the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla was a naval formation of the Royal Navy from November 1915 – November 1918 and again from September 1939 to January 1944.
World War One
The flotilla was first formed in November 1915 and was assigned to the Grand Fleet. Between 31 May and 1 June 1916 it was present at the Battle of Jutland as part of the Battle Cruiser Fleet. It remained with the Grand Fleet until November 1918 and was disbanded in March 1919.
Second World War
In September 1939 the flotilla was re-established and assigned to the North Atlantic Command at Gibraltar. On 29 January 1943 it was operating within the command as part of the Gibraltar Escort Force until 2 July 1943. The flotilla remained in the North Atlantic Command until May 1945 when it was disbanded.
|Grand Fleet||November 1915 to May 1916|
|Battle Cruiser Fleet||May 1916 to June 1916|
|Grand Fleet||June 1916 to November 1918||disbanded|
|North Atlantic Command||September 1939 to May 1945||Reformed and within Gibraltar Escort Force, convoys till Jul 1943|
Captains (D) afloat 13th Destroyer Flotilla
Incomplete list of post holders included:
|Captain (D) afloat 13th Destroyer Flotilla|
|1||Captain||James U. Farie||25 April 1916 – April, 1917||later R.Adm.|
|2||Captain||Hugh J. Tweedie||April, 1917 – November, 1917||later Adm.|
|3||Captain||Arthur B. S. Dutton||November, 1917 – 8 April 1919||later V.Adm.|
|4||Captain||F. S. de Winton||September 1939||onboard leader HMS Kepple |
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