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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Captains (D) afloat, 9th Destroyer Flotilla[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  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[edit | edit source]

  • 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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