Sixth Destroyer Flotilla (Royal Navy)

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The Sixth Destroyer Flotilla was a formation of destroyers of the Royal Navy. The flotilla changed composition often as ships were damaged, retired or transferred.

On 1 November, 1911, the flotilla had eight 30-knotters and four 27-knotters at the Nore, two 30 knotters and four 27-knotters at Portsmouth, and four 27-knotters at Devonport.[1]

In Command

Dates of appointment.

History

In November 1912, four destroyers were to be given Destroyer W/T Sets, part of an initiative to equip 26 destroyers in three patrol flotillas.[36]

At outbreak of war, the Patrol Flotilla was operating out of Portsmouth, with eleven "Tribals" (all but Nubian, acting as a tender at Excellent), three "B"s and nine "C"s under leaders Adventure and Active. Upon taking up war station at Dover, Nubian rejoined the flotilla.[37]

In 1916, it was comprised of a mish-mash of types. Assorted old torpedo boats ran seventeen 18-in cold torpedoes that year that were 94% likely to endanger the enemy, while some P-boats' six 14-in runnings that year resulted in shots that were 83% likely to be dangerous to the enemy. The backbone, however, was comprised of River and Tribal class destroyers, whose ten 18-in Mark VII test-fired torpedoes were 70% likely to be dangerous to the enemy.[38]

April, 1912

The Royal Navy's flotillas are re-arranged, leaving 6 D.F. as one of the four patrol flotillas provided with nucleus crews only. Her strength is now twenty-three older destroyers and three cruisers based on Portsmouth.[39][40]

A Patrol Flotilla based at Portsmouth
Flagship
Topaze
Flotilla Cruisers
Sentinel   Skirmisher
Depot Ship
Valiant "or Dockyard store"
Destroyers
Bat Kangaroo Myrmidon Peterel Star
Syren Falcon Leven Osprey Gipsy
Ostrich Fairy Albacore Bonetta Crane
Fawn Flirt Flying Fish Mermaid Roebuck
  Greyhound Cheerful Racehorse

July, 1914

In July 1914, one source claims twelve "Tribal" class destroyers joined twelve 30 knotters at Dover to comprise the flotilla,[41] but a more detailed primary source[42] seems to indicate one fewer destroyer (Nubian is absent) led by three scout cruisers, with Attentive seeming to be the one acting as tender to the T.B.Ds..

Scout Cruisers
  Adventure Attentive Foresight  
"Tribal" class destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crusader Ghurka Maori
  Mohawk Saracen Tartar Viking Zulu  
"30 Knotters"
Syren Kangaroo Myrmidon Leven Crane Mermaid
Racehorse Falcon Fawn Flirt Gipsy Greyhound

A nearly identical list of ships participating in the Test Mobilisation differs only in that it has Sentinel rather than Foresight, and notes that Firedrake, Lurcher and Nubian were to join on Mobilisation.[43]

Amazon, Crusader, Maori and Viking were undergoing refit in Chatham Royal Dockyard until 8 July, 1914.[44]

September, 1914

The flotilla is one of four patrol flotillas in Home and Atlantic Waters, with no attached depot ship. A mix of twenty-four Tribals and 30 knotters make up the core.[45]

Patrol Flotilla in Home and Atlantic Waters
Flotilla Cruisers
  Attentive Adventure Foresight Sentinel Sapphire
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon
Fawn Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo
Leven Maori Mermaid Mohawk Myrmidon Nubian
Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Viking Zulu

October, 1914

The destroyer roster remains unchanged, but scout cruiser Sentinel has been transferred to the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla.[46]

Patrol Flotilla in Home and Atlantic Waters
Flotilla Cruisers
  Attentive Adventure Foresight Sapphire
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon
Fawn Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo
Leven Maori Mermaid Mohawk Myrmidon Nubian
Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Viking Zulu

This roster lasted until November or December only.[47]

December, 1914

The destroyer roster remains unchanged, but third class protected cruiser Sapphire has left, next to appear in Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in January, 1915.[48][49]

Patrol Flotilla in Home and Atlantic Waters
Flotilla Cruisers
  Attentive Adventure Foresight
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon
Fawn Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo
Leven Maori Mermaid Mohawk Myrmidon Nubian
Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Viking Zulu

This roster lasted until February or March, 1915.[50]

March, 1915

The destroyer roster has been augmented by River Class destroyers Exe, Teviot and Ure as well as torpedo boats T.B. 4, T.B. 13, T.B. 15 and T.B. 24.[51]

Patrol Flotilla in Home and Atlantic Waters
Flotilla Cruisers
  Attentive Adventure Foresight
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Exe Falcon
Fawn Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven
Maori Mermaid Mohawk Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen
Syren Tartar Teviot Ure Viking Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 13 T.B. 15 T.B. 24

April, 1915

The destroyer roster has lost destroyers Exe and Teviot to the Portland Local Defence Flotilla.[52]

Patrol Flotilla in Home and Atlantic Waters
Flotilla Cruisers
  Attentive Adventure Foresight
Destroyers
  Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon
Fawn Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven
Maori Mermaid Mohawk Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen
  Syren Tartar Ure Viking Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 13 T.B. 15 T.B. 24

This roster would last through May, 1915.[53]

June, 1915

The flotilla is now part of the Dover Patrol. The destroyer roster has lost Maori to a mine on 7 May, and cruisers Foresight and Adventure to the Sixth Light Cruiser Squadron.[54][55]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser
Attentive
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Mermaid
Mohawk Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar
  Ure Viking Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 13 T.B. 15 T.B. 24

July, 1915

The flotilla now enjoys the support of the Menelaus, acting as a kit balloon ship.[56]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser
Attentive
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Mermaid
Mohawk Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar
  Ure Viking Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 13 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Kite Balloon Ship
  Menelaus

August, 1915

The destroyer roster has lost Mohawk to repair mine damage sustained off Dover on June 1st. She was apparently not to return to service until August, 1916.[57][58]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser
Attentive
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Mermaid
Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Ure
  Viking   Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 13 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Kite Balloon Ship
  Menelaus

This roster was to remain in force until November, 1915.[59][60]

November, 1915

The destroyer roster has dropped Zulu, though she was to return the next month. seaplane carrier Riviera has also joined. [61][62]95}}

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser
Attentive
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Mermaid
Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Ure
  Viking
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 13 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Kite Balloon Ship
Menelaus
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

December, 1915

Attentive is now flying the broad pendant of Commodore Charles Duncan Johnson, who took up duty in November,[63] Zulu has returned to service after her one month hiatus and two gunboats have joined.[64]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Mermaid
Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Ure
  Viking   Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 13 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Kite Balloon Ship
Menelaus
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera
Gunboats
  Bustard   Excellent

January, 1916

Two more patrol boats have joined.[65]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Flotilla Leader
Swift
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Leven Mermaid
Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Ure
  Viking   Zulu
Torpedo and Patrol Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24 P11 P17 P24
Kite Balloon Ship
Menelaus
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera
Gunboats
  Bustard   Excellent

This roster would last until March, 1915.[66]

March, 1916

A fourth patrol boat has joined.[67]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Flotilla Leader
Swift
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Leven Mermaid
Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Ure
  Viking   Zulu
Torpedo and Patrol Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24 P11 P12 P17 P24
Kite Balloon Ship
Menelaus
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera
Gunboats
  Bustard   Excellent

April, 1916

Menelaus has left, to be attached to the Grand Fleet in May[68] and been replaced by the former fleet messenger ship, City of Oxford.[69]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Flotilla Leader
Swift
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Leven Mermaid
Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Ure
  Viking   Zulu
Torpedo and Patrol Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24 P11 P12 P17 P24
Kite Balloon Ship
City of Oxford
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera
Gunboats
  Bustard   Excellent

May, 1916

Cossack, Greyhound, Saracen, Tartar, Viking have been detached for unknown purposes, though they would all eventually reattach. Kangaroo has returned.[70]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Flotilla Leader
Swift
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn Flirt
Ghurka Gipsy Kangaroo Leven Mermaid Myrmidon Nubian
  Racehorse Syren Ure Zulu
Torpedo and Patrol Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24 P11 P12 P17 P24
Kite Balloon Ship
City of Oxford
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera
Gunboats
  Bustard   Excellent

June, 1916

Cossack, Greyhound and Tartar have reattached after a one month hiatus.[71]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Flotilla Leader
Swift
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Mermaid
Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Syren Tartar Ure Zulu
Torpedo and Patrol Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24 P11 P12 P17 P24
Kite Balloon Ship
City of Oxford
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera
Gunboats
  Bustard   Excellent

July, 1916

Swift has been removed, to reappear in October. Falcon and P17 have been temporarily detached (they will rejoin in the coming month), and four more patrol boats have joined.[72]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Mermaid
Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Syren Tartar Ure Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Patrol Boats
P11 P12 P19 P21 P23 P24 P34
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera
Gunboats
  Bustard   Excellent

August, 1916

City of Oxford has been removed, and Falcon and P17 have returned from their one month hiatus, as has Saracen, which had detached in May and Mohawk which left a considerable time ago.[73]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Mermaid
Mohawk Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar
  Ure   Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Patrol Boats
P11 P12 P17 P19 P21 P23 P24
P34
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera
Gunboats
  Bustard   Excellent

September, 1916

Falcon and Fawn have been removed.[74]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Flirt Ghurka
Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Mermaid Mohawk Myrmidon
Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Ure Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Patrol Boats
P11 P12 P17 P19 P21 P23 P24
P34
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera
Gunboats
  Bustard   Excellent

October, 1916

Swift, Falcon, Fawn and Viking have returned, and it was noted that the two gunboats were "to pay off".[75]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Flotilla Leader
Swift
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Flirt Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Mermaid
Mohawk Myrmidon Nubian Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar
  Ure Viking Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Patrol Boats
P11 P12 P17 P19 P21 P23 P24
P34
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera
Gunboats
  Bustard*   Excellent*

November, 1916

The gunboats are now gone. Flirt was torpedoed and lost on 27 October.Lapwing and Phoenix, recently of the First Destroyer Flotilla have joined.[76]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Flotilla Leader
Swift 
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Lapwing Leven Mermaid
Mohawk Myrmidon Nubian Phoenix Racehorse Saracen Syren
  Tartar Ure Viking Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Patrol Boats
P11 P12 P17 P19 P21 P23 P24
P34
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

December, 1916

The flotilla leader Broke has joined from the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla as a second flotilla leader, and Acasta class destroyers Ambuscade, Paragon, Porpoise, Unity and Victor have joined from the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.

Offsetting these additions, Ure has been removed, to appear in an escort flotilla operating out of Portsmouth in January. Nubian has been removed, following her torpedo damage on 27 October. P12, P19 and P34 have been removed to the Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla.[77]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser, flying broad pendant
Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
  Swift   Broke 
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Ambuscade Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon
Fawn Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Lapwing Leven
Mermaid Mohawk Myrmidon Paragon Phoenix Porpoise Racehorse
Saracen Syren Tartar Unity Victor Viking Zulu
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Patrol Boats
  P11 P17 P21 P23 P24
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

January, 1917

The flotilla receives an influx of leaders. Active has "temporarily" joined, recently of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla. Faulknor has joined from the Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla. Zulu has been removed in late reflection of her mining on 8 November; she was soon to be combined, in halves, with the Nubian to create a single replacement ship, Zubian.[78]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruisers
  Active   Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
  Swift Broke  Faulknor 
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Ambuscade Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon
Fawn Ghurka Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Lapwing Leven
Mermaid Mohawk Myrmidon Paragon Phoenix Porpoise Racehorse
Saracen Syren Tartar Unity Victor Viking
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Patrol Boats
  P11 P17 P21 P23 P24
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

March, 1917

Afridi Ghurka Greyhound have left temporarily, but would soon rejoin. Melpomene, Mentor, Meteor, and Morris have joined from the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla.[79][80]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruisers
  Active   Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
  Swift Broke  Faulknor 
Destroyers
Amazon Ambuscade Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Gipsy Kangaroo Lapwing Leven Melpomene Mentor Mermaid
Meteor Mohawk Morris Myrmidon Paragon Phoenix Porpoise
Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Unity Victor Viking
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Patrol Boats
  P11 P17 P21 P23 P24
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

April, 1917

The flotilla gains tremendous strength with the arrival of Laertes, Landrail, Lark, Laverock, Linnet, Llewellyn, Lochinvar, Lucifer and Lydiard from the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla along with Mastiff, Mermaid, Moorsom and Myngs from the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla.

Recently detached Afridi and Greyhound have returned.

P50 has also joined.

Lapwing and Phoenix transferred out to Second Destroyer Flotilla.

Paragon and Myrmidon were removed, having been lost in a collision on 18 and 26 March, respectively. Ambuscade, Porpoise, Unity and Victor have left to join the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[81][82]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruisers
  Active   Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
  Swift Broke  Faulknor 
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Laertes Landrail Lark Laverock
Leven Linnet Llewellyn Lochinvar Lucifer Lydiard Mastiff
Melpomene Mentor Mermaid Meteor Mohawk Moorsom Morris
Myngs Racehorse Saracen Syren Tartar Viking Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4 T.B. 15 T.B. 24
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P23 P24 P50
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

May, 1917

Botha has joined as a fourth flotilla leader. T.B. 24 has been dropped, after a collision way back in January. Destroyer strength is now at 32. Lark and Linnet have left to join the First Destroyer Flotilla. Crusader, Llewellyn and Meteor have been dropped but would rejoin over the next two months. Tartar has been dropped, not to reappear until being attached in January to the Eleventh Submarine Flotilla. Matchless, Minos and Miranda recently of the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla have joined, as has the recently commissioned Nugent.[83][84]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruisers
  Active   Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
  Swift Broke  Faulknor   Botha 
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Falcon Fawn Gipsy
Greyhound Kangaroo Laertes Landrail Laverock Leven
Lochinvar Lucifer Lydiard Mastiff Matchless Melpomene Mentor
Mermaid Minos Miranda Mohawk Moorsom Morris
Myngs Nugent Racehorse Saracen Syren Viking
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4   T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P23 P24 P50
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

June, 1917

Destroyer strength has grown to 35. Crusader and Llewellyn have returned after a month off the roster. Lance, recently of the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla has joined, and Manly Mansfield Milne have joined from the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla. Landrail and Lydiard have left to join the escort flotilla at Portsmouth, and Laverock has left to join the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[85]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruisers
  Active   Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
  Swift Broke  Faulknor   Botha 
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Laertes Lance Leven Llewellyn
Lochinvar Lucifer Manly Mansfield Mastiff Matchless Melpomene
Mentor Mermaid Milne Minos Miranda Mohawk Moorsom
Morris Myngs Nugent Racehorse Saracen Syren Viking
Torpedo Boats
  T.B. 4   T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P23 P24 P50
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

July, 1917

T.B. 4 has been removed, and destroyer strength has been reduced to 34 by six departures and five arrivals.

Amazon has been removed from the roster for just this one month. Laertes, Lance and Lochinvar have transferred to the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla while Lucifer and Llewellyn have gone over to the First Destroyer Flotilla.

Meteor has returned from a short hiatus and Murray, North Star and Phoebe have come in from the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla. Lastly, the new Zubian, fashioned from the hulks of heavily damaged former flotilla members, has joined. P49 has joined.[86][87]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruisers
  Active   Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
  Swift Broke  Faulknor   Botha 
Destroyers
Afridi Cossack Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn Gipsy
Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Manly Mansfield Mastiff Matchless
Melpomene Mentor Mermaid Meteor Milne Minos Miranda
Mohawk Moorsom Morris Murray Myngs North Star Nugent
Phoebe Racehorse Saracen Syren Viking Zubian
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P23 P24 P49 P50
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

August, 1917

Marksman has joined from the Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla.

Amazon has returned from her one month unexplained absence.

Cossack has disappeared, not to reappear until March 1918 in the First Destroyer Flotilla.[Fact Check]

Riviera is not listed, but appears next month.

P23 has gone to the Nore Local Defence Flotilla.

The strength is two cruisers, five leaders, thirty-four destroyers, a T.B. and six patrol boats.[88][89]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruisers
Active Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
  Swift Broke  Faulknor   Botha  Marksman 
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Manly Mansfield
Mastiff Matchless Melpomene Mentor Mermaid Meteor
Milne Minos Miranda Mohawk Moorsom Morris
Murray Myngs North Star Nugent Phoebe Racehorse
  Saracen Syren Viking Zubian
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P49 P50

September, 1917

Kempenfelt has joined, recently from the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla.

T.B. 4 has joined, and Riviera has reappeared.

The strength is two cruisers, six flotilla leaders, thirty-four destroyers, two T.B.s, six patrol boats and a seaplane carrier.[90][91]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruisers
Active Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
Swift Broke  Faulknor   Botha  Marksman  Kempenfelt 
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Manly Mansfield
Mastiff Matchless Melpomene Mentor Mermaid Meteor
Milne Minos Miranda Mohawk Moorsom Morris
Murray Myngs North Star Nugent Phoebe Racehorse
  Saracen Syren Viking Zubian
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P49 P50
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

October, 1917

Flotilla leader Lightfoot has come from the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla and seventeen monitors and nine paddle mine sweepers have been attached.

The strength is two cruisers, seven flotilla leaders, thirty-four destroyers, two T.B.s, six patrol boats, seventeen monitors, nine paddle sweepers and a seaplane carrier.[92][93]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruisers
Active Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
Swift Broke  Faulknor   Botha  Marksman  Kempenfelt
Lightfoot
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Manly Mansfield
Mastiff Matchless Melpomene Mentor Mermaid Meteor
Milne Minos Miranda Mohawk Moorsom Morris
Murray Myngs North Star Nugent Phoebe Racehorse
  Saracen Syren Viking Zubian
Monitors
General Craufurd General Wolfe Lord Clive Prince Eugene Sir John Moore Erebus
Terror Marshal Soult Marshal Ney Prince Rupert Roberts
M.21 M.23 M.24 M.25 M.26 M.27
Paddle Sweepers
Chelmsford Eglinton Newbury Melton Lingfield Pontefract
Plumpton Goodwood Gatwick
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P49 P50
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

November, 1917

Flotilla cruiser Active has detached temporarily to Queenstown, but is still administratively a member of the flotilla. Flotilla leader Lightfoot is now marked as being expected to join shortly.

Miranda has left to join the Second Destroyer Flotilla, and Mohawk has left to swap places with Termagant in the Tenth Submarine Flotilla. Trident has joined from the Eleventh Submarine Flotilla (or possibly the Thirteenth Submarine Flotilla. The monitors Roberts and Prince Rupert have left after just one month. Roberts has moved under the command of the Captain-in-Charge, Lowestoft, and Prince Rupert, perversely, to the Third Submarine Flotilla off the East Coast of England.

The strength is two cruisers, seven flotilla leaders, thirty-four destroyers, two T.B.s, six patrol boats, fifteen monitors, nine paddle sweepers and a seaplane carrier.[94][95]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruisers
Active* Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
Swift Broke  Faulknor   Botha  Marksman  Kempenfelt
Lightfoot*
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Manly Mansfield
Mastiff Matchless Melpomene Mentor Mermaid Meteor
Milne Minos Moorsom Morris Murray Myngs
North Star Nugent Phoebe Racehorse Saracen Syren
  Termagant Trident Viking Zubian
Monitors
General Craufurd General Wolfe Lord Clive Prince Eugene Sir John Moore Erebus
Terror Marshal Soult Marshal Ney
M.21 M.23 M.24 M.25 M.26 M.27
Paddle Sweepers
Chelmsford Eglinton Newbury Melton Lingfield Pontefract
Plumpton Goodwood Gatwick
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P49 P50
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera

December, 1917

Flotilla cruiser Active has been removed, following her one month temporary detachment. She is now to be the temporary flagship of Queenstown's Southern Division of the Coast of Ireland Station. Flotilla leader Lightfoot is now fully a part of the flotilla. Miranda returned from her one month assignment to the Second Destroyer Flotilla, and Minos has been dispatched there in her place.

The strength is one cruiser, seven flotilla leaders, thirty-four destroyers, two T.B.s, six patrol boats, fifteen monitors, nine paddle sweepers and a seaplane carrier.[96]

Riviera would detach in January, 1918, but remain an administrative member of the flotilla.

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser
Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
Swift Broke  Faulknor   Botha  Marksman  Kempenfelt
Lightfoot
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Manly Mansfield
Mastiff Matchless Melpomene Mentor Mermaid Meteor
Milne Miranda Moorsom Morris Murray Myngs
North Star Nugent Phoebe Racehorse Saracen Syren
  Termagant Trident Viking Zubian
Monitors
General Craufurd General Wolfe Lord Clive Prince Eugene Sir John Moore Erebus
Terror Marshal Soult Marshal Ney
M.21 M.23 M.24 M.25 M.26 M.27
Paddle Sweepers
Chelmsford Eglinton Newbury Melton Lingfield Pontefract
Plumpton Goodwood Gatwick
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P49 P50
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera*

Apart from the detachment of Rivera in January, the flotilla would remain unaltered until February, 1918.

February, 1918

Riviera remains detached, and paddle sweepers Eglinton, Melton, Pontefract and Gatwick have left to join the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla.

The strength is one cruiser, seven flotilla leaders, thirty-four destroyers, two T.B.s, six patrol boats, fifteen monitors, five paddle sweepers and a seaplane carrier.[97]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser
Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
Swift Broke  Faulknor   Botha  Marksman  Kempenfelt
Lightfoot
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Crane Crusader Falcon Fawn
Gipsy Greyhound Kangaroo Leven Manly Mansfield
Mastiff Matchless Melpomene Mentor Mermaid Meteor
Milne Miranda Moorsom Morris Murray Myngs
North Star Nugent Phoebe Racehorse Saracen Syren
  Termagant Trident Viking Zubian
Monitors
General Craufurd General Wolfe Lord Clive Prince Eugene Sir John Moore Erebus
Terror Marshal Soult Marshal Ney
M.21 M.23 M.24 M.25 M.26 M.27
Paddle Sweepers
Chelmsford Newbury Lingfield Plumpton Goodwood
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P49 P50
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera*

March, 1918

Another patrol boat has joined, paid off: P64. Viking has also paid off. Riviera remains detached.

Crane and Fawn have left to join the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla operating out of the Humber, and three newly-commissioned destroyers have joined: Velox, Warwick and Whirlwind.

The strength is one cruiser, seven flotilla leaders, thirty-five destroyers, two T.B.s, seven patrol boats, fifteen monitors, five paddle sweepers and a seaplane carrier.[98]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser
Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
Swift Broke  Faulknor   Botha  Marksman  Kempenfelt
Lightfoot
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Crusader Falcon Gipsy Greyhound
Kangaroo Leven Manly Mansfield Mastiff Matchless
Melpomene Mentor Mermaid Meteor Milne Miranda
Moorsom Morris Murray Myngs North Star Nugent
Phoebe Racehorse Saracen Syren Termagant Trident
Velox Viking* Warwick Whirlwind Zubian
Monitors
General Craufurd General Wolfe Lord Clive Prince Eugene Sir John Moore Erebus
Terror Marshal Soult Marshal Ney
M.21 M.23 M.24 M.25 M.26 M.27
Paddle Sweepers
Chelmsford Newbury Lingfield Plumpton Goodwood
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P49 P50
P64*
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera*

April, 1918

Lightfoot, Marksman and Kempenfelt have left to join the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla as ordinary rank-and-file destroyers. To keep the Sixth's leadership up to strength, destroyers Velox, Warwick and Whirlwind are now being promoted to flotilla leaders.

Falcon was lost to a collision on 1 April and Greyhound has left to join the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla out of the Humber.

Panther and Violet have joined from the Nore Local Defence Flotilla.

Patrol boats P47, P48, P52 and P57 have joined, P48 doing so only temporarily.

P64 is no longer paid off, but Newbury is and Viking remains so. Riviera remains detached.

The strength is one cruiser, seven flotilla leaders, thirty-two destroyers, two T.B.s, eleven patrol boats, fifteen monitors, five paddle sweepers and a seaplane carrier.[99][100]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Cruiser
Attentive
Flotilla Leaders
Botha Broke  Faulknor   Swift  Velox  Warwick
Whirlwind
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Crusader Gipsy Kangaroo Leven
Manly Mansfield Mastiff Matchless Melpomene Mentor
Mermaid Meteor Milne Miranda Moorsom Morris
Murray Myngs North Star Nugent Panther Phoebe
Racehorse Saracen Syren Termagant Trident Viking*
Violet Zubian
Monitors
General Craufurd General Wolfe Lord Clive Prince Eugene Sir John Moore Erebus
Terror Marshal Soult Marshal Ney
M.21 M.23 M.24 M.25 M.26 M.27
Paddle Sweepers
Chelmsford Newbury* Lingfield Plumpton Goodwood
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P47 P48*
P49 P50 P52 P57 P64
Seaplane Carrier
Riviera*

May, 1918

Attentive has left and is listed as being on "miscellaneous service". Riviera has finally been removed from the formation and sent to the Mediterranean.

North Star was sunk by coastal artillery on 23 April. The newly-completed monitor Gorgon has joined.

Crusader and Racehorse have paid off, but Viking is no longer paid off. Newbury remains so.

The strength is seven flotilla leaders, thirty-one destroyers, two T.B.s, eleven patrol boats, fifteen monitors, five paddle sweepers, and a coast defence ship.[101]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Leaders
Botha Broke  Faulknor   Swift  Velox  Warwick
Whirlwind
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Crusader* Gipsy Kangaroo Leven
Manly Mansfield Mastiff Matchless Mermaid Melpomene
Mentor Meteor Milne Miranda Moorsom Morris
Murray Myngs Nugent Panther Phoebe
Racehorse* Saracen Syren Termagant Trident Viking
Violet Zubian
Monitors
General Craufurd General Wolfe Lord Clive Prince Eugene Sir John Moore Erebus
Terror Marshal Soult Marshal Ney
M.21 M.23 M.24 M.25 M.26 M.27
Coast Defence Ship
Gorgon
Paddle Sweepers
Chelmsford Newbury* Lingfield Plumpton Goodwood
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P47 P48*
P49 P50 P52 P57 P64

June, 1918

Cossack has joined from the First Destroyer Flotilla, and Senator and Sikh have joined, fresh from commissioning.

The paddle sweepers are now collectively referred to as the "Dover Fast Sweeping Flotilla", and they've lost Lingfield to the Coast of Ireland Station's "Kingstown Fast Sweeping Flotilla".

Mastiff and Syren have paid off. Crusader and Newbury remain paid off. Racehorse no longer is. P48's tenure here is no longer noted as being temporary.

The strength is seven flotilla leaders, thirty-four destroyers, two T.B.s, eleven patrol boats, fifteen monitors, five paddle sweepers, and a coast defence ship.[102][103]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Leaders
Botha Broke  Faulknor   Swift  Velox  Warwick
Whirlwind
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crusader* Gipsy Kangaroo
Leven Manly Mansfield Mastiff* Matchless Mermaid
Melpomene Mentor Meteor Milne Miranda Moorsom
Morris Murray Myngs Nugent Panther Phoebe
Racehorse Saracen Senator Sikh Syren* Termagant
  Trident Viking Violet Zubian
Monitors
General Craufurd General Wolfe Lord Clive Prince Eugene Sir John Moore Erebus
Terror Marshal Soult Marshal Ney
M.21 M.23 M.24 M.25 M.26 M.27
Coast Defence Ship
Gorgon
Dover Fast Sweeping Flotilla
  Chelmsford Newbury* Plumpton Goodwood
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P47 P48
P49 P50 P52 P57 P64

July, 1918

Mermaid has left to join the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla. P58 has joined.

Whirlwind and Manly have just paid off, and Crusader, Mastiff and Syren remain so. Newbury is no longer paid off and her sweeper flotilla seems to have a changing moniker.

The strength is seven flotilla leaders, thirty-three destroyers, two T.B.s, twelve patrol boats, fifteen monitors, four paddle sweepers, and a coast defence ship. [104]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Leaders
Botha Broke  Faulknor   Swift  Velox  Warwick
Whirlwind*
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crusader* Gipsy Kangaroo
Leven Manly* Mansfield Mastiff* Matchless Melpomene
Mentor Meteor Milne Miranda Moorsom Morris
Murray Myngs Nugent Panther Phoebe Racehorse
Saracen Senator Sikh Syren* Termagant Trident
Viking Violet Zubian
Monitors
General Craufurd General Wolfe Lord Clive Prince Eugene Sir John Moore Erebus
Terror Marshal Soult Marshal Ney
M.21 M.23 M.24 M.25 M.26 M.27
Coast Defence Ship
Gorgon
Dover Fast (Tenth Fleet) Sweeping Flotilla
  Chelmsford Newbury Plumpton Goodwood
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P47 P48
P49 P50 P52 P57 P58 P64

August, 1918

M.23 and M.25 have departed to join forces in the White Sea.

Only Warwick is paid off, newly.

The strength is seven flotilla leaders, thirty-three destroyers, two T.B.s, twelve patrol boats, thirteen monitors, four paddle sweepers, and a coast defence ship.[105]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Leaders
Botha Broke  Faulknor   Swift  Velox  Warwick*
Whirlwind
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crusader Gipsy Kangaroo
Leven Manly Mansfield Mastiff Matchless Melpomene
Mentor Meteor Milne Miranda Moorsom Morris
Murray Myngs Nugent Panther Phoebe Racehorse
Saracen Senator Sikh Syren Termagant Trident
Viking Violet Zubian
Monitors
General Craufurd General Wolfe Lord Clive Prince Eugene Sir John Moore Erebus
Terror Marshal Soult Marshal Ney
  M.21 M.24 M.26 M.27
Coast Defence Ship
Gorgon
Dover Fast (Tenth Fleet) Sweeping Flotilla
  Chelmsford Newbury Plumpton Goodwood
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P47 P48
P49 P50 P52 P57 P58 P64

This arrangement would likely only last a moment, but the next Supplement available is from November, 1918.

November, 1918

The flotilla has been reduced significantly since August. Although Douglas has come in as flagship and Lingfield has returned, the rest is downsizing.

Senator and Sikh have left, slated to appear "shortly" with the Aegean Squadron.

Monitors General Craufurd, General Wolfe, Lord Clive, Prince Eugene and Marshal Soult have left to provide "miscellaneous service".

Faulknor, Meteor, M.21 and Plumpton have paid off. The other ships marked with an asterisk below are on loan to the Third Destroyer Flotilla.

The strength is a flagship, four flotilla leaders, thirty-one destroyers, two T.B.s, twelve patrol boats, eight monitors, five paddle sweepers, and a coast defence ship.[106]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flagship, Captain (D)
Douglas*
Flotilla Leaders
  Botha Broke   Faulknor Swift*
Whirlwind
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crusader Gipsy Kangaroo
Leven Manly Mansfield* Mastiff Matchless Melpomene*
Mentor Meteor* Milne* Miranda* Moorsom* Morris
Murray* Myngs Nugent* Panther Phoebe* Racehorse
Saracen Syren Termagant Trident Viking Violet
Zubian
Monitors
  Erebus Marshal Ney Sir John Moore Terror
  M.21* M.24 M.26 M.27
Coast Defence Ship
Gorgon
Tenth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla
Chelmsford Newbury Plumpton* Goodwood Goodwood
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P47 P48
P49 P50 P52 P57 P58 P64

December, 1918

The flotilla is about a half of its strength a month ago.

Douglas has left after just one month to become flagship of the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla and flotilla leaders Botha and Swift have left to become leaders in the Twenty-first Destroyer Flotilla, bringing along Mansfield, Melpomene Milne, Miranda, Moorsom, Murray, Nugent and Phoebe.

Gipsy, Kangaroo, Leven, Racehorse and Syren are "on miscellaneous service" out of Portsmouth and Violet and Panther are doing so out of Devonport.

Faulknor and M.21 remain paid off.

The strength is two flotilla leaders, sixteen destroyers, two T.B.s, twelve patrol boats, eight monitors, five paddle sweepers, and a coast defence ship.[107]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Leaders
Broke   Faulknor*
Whirlwind
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Crusader Manly Mastiff
Matchless Mentor Meteor Morris Myngs Saracen
  Termagant Trident Viking Zubian
Monitors
  Erebus Marshal Ney Sir John Moore Terror
  M.21* M.24 M.26 M.27
Coast Defence Ship
Gorgon
Tenth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla
Chelmsford Newbury Plumpton* Goodwood Goodwood
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P11 P17 P21 P24 P47 P48
P49 P50 P52 P57 P58 P64

January, 1919

The war over, ships are being pared off and sent to their home ports. Faulknor is expected at Devonport "shortly".

Crusader is at Portsmouth "temporarily". Gorgon is just mentioned as a "miscellaneous ship in commission."

Five patrol boats have been removed to work at mine clearance P11 in Area 5, P24 in an unrecorded area, P47 in Area Z, and P48 and P49 in Area 4.

All eight monitors have been removed. Erebus, Marshal Ney, Sir John Moore and M.27 are expected at the Nore, Marshal Soult at Devonport (where she will attach to Vivid), and M.24 and M.26 at Portsmouth. M.21's disposition is not recorded.

Plumpton remains paid off.

The strength is one flotilla leader, fifteen destroyers, two T.B.s, seven patrol boats, and five paddle sweepers.[108]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Leader
Broke
Whirlwind
Destroyers
Afridi Amazon Cossack Manly Mastiff Matchless
Mentor Meteor Morris Myngs Saracen Termagant
Trident Viking Zubian
Tenth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla
Chelmsford Newbury Plumpton* Goodwood Goodwood
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P17 P21 P50 P52 P57 P58
P64

February, 1919

Afridi, Cossack, Saracen, Viking and Zubian have left to join the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla in the Humber.

Mansfield, Melpomene, Murray, Milne and Moorsom have returned from the Twenty-first Destroyer Flotilla.

Plumpton remains paid off. A new flotilla of six minesweepers has been added.

The strength is one flotilla leader, sixteen destroyers, two T.B.s, seven patrol boats, and eleven paddle sweepers.[109][110]

Part of the Dover Patrol
Flotilla Leader
Broke
Destroyers
Amazon Manly Mansfield Mastiff Matchless Melpomene
Mentor Meteor Milne Moorsom Morris Murray
  Myngs Nugent Termagant Trident
Tenth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla
Chelmsford Newbury Plumpton* Goodwood Goodwood
Fifteenth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla
Ford Gainsborough Leamington Munlochy Pangbourne Shrewsbury
Torpedo Boats
T.B. 4 T.B. 15
Patrol Boats
P17 P21 P50 P52 P57 P58
P64

March, 1919

The flotilla is disbanded in name, but a reduced set of ships are working with the "Dover Patrol Force".

The Tenth and Fifteenth Fleet Sweeping Flotillas remain at Dover in their previous form, but they not listed alongside the former Sixth D.F..

T.B. 4 and T.B. 15 have been sent into reserve at Devonport.

Amazon and P64 have been sent to the Humber for disposal.

Mansfield, Matchless, Melpomene, Milne, Myngs and Trident have been sent to the Nore.

Morris has been placed into reserve at an unspecified location.

The strength is one flotilla leader, eight destroyers and six patrol boats.[111]

Part of the Dover Patrol Force
Flotilla Leader
Broke
Destroyers
Manly Mastiff Mentor Meteor Moorsom Murray
Nugent Termagant
Patrol Boats
P17 P21 P50 P52 P57 P58

April, 1919

Flotilla is Dis-established

Without a doubt, the formation is now disbanded. Only Murray, Nugent and Termagant remain at Dover engaged in active work with the six patrol boats.

Manly has been sent to the Firth of Forth Local Defence Flotilla.

Mastiff has gone to Portsmouth in unknown disposition, and Broke is there in reserve. Mentor, Meteor and Moorsom have been sent into reserve in Devonport.[112]

January, 1921

The flotilla has been re-established at some point, as Stuart is noted as a leader.[113]

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  2. Silver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 46.
  3. Silver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 46.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 301.
  5. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  6. Withers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 141.
  7. Withers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 141.
  8. Tomkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 375.
  9. Tomkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 375.
  10. Rede Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/42. f. 42.
  11. Rede Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/42. f. 42.
  12. Tomkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 375.
  13. Leveson-Gower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/178. f. 182.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1920). p. 868.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 868.
  16. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  17. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  18. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  19. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  20. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 221.
  22. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  23. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 219.
  25. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  26. Tovey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 131.
  27. Tovey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 131.
  28. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  29. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  30. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 222.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 221.
  32. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  33. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  34. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 240.
  35. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 239.
  36. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1912. Wireless Appendix, p. 7.
  37. March. British Destroyers. p. 164.
  38. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1916. p. 87.
  39. "Torpedo Flotilla Organization" The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 06, 1912; pg. 4; Issue 39866.
  40. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1912. p. 36.
  41. March. British Destroyers. p. 94.
  42. Printed page "Fleets and Squadrons in Commission at Home and Abroad" in Albert Francis Barclay Bridges papers at The Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum.  [BRG 1/1]
  43. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 109 of 10 July 1914.
  44. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 88 of 3 July 1914.
  45. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September 1914). p. 12.
  46. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 12.
  47. No November issue of monthly orders was consulted.
  48. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 12.
  49. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 15.
  50. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 12. No February edition was consulted.
  51. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1915). p. 15.
  52. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1915). pp. 15, 16.
  53. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1915). p. 15.
  54. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1915). pp. 15-16.
  55. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  56. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1915). p. 15.
  57. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1915). p. 15.
  58. March. British Destroyers. pp. 94-95.
  59. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September, 1915). p. 15.
  60. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 15.
  61. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1915). p. 15.
  62. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1915). p. 15.
  63. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1915). p. 4.
  64. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1915). p. 15.
  65. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 15.
  66. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 15.
  67. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 15.
  68. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1916). p. 12.
  69. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1916). p. 15.
  70. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1916). p. 15.
  71. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1916). p. 15.
  72. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1916). p. 15.
  73. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1916). p. 15.
  74. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September, 1916). p. 15.
  75. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 15.
  76. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1916). p. 15.
  77. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 15.
  78. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1917). p. 15.
  79. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1917). p. 13.
  80. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1917). p. 15.
  81. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1917). pp. 14, 15.
  82. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1917). p. 13.
  83. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1917). p. 15.
  84. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1918). p. 12.
  85. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1917). pp. 14, 15.
  86. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1917). p. 13.
  87. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1917). pp. 14, 15.
  88. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 15, 18.
  89. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1917). p. 12.
  90. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September, 1917). p. 15.
  91. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1917). p. 12.
  92. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1917). p. 15.
  93. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September, 1917). p. 13.
  94. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1917). pp. 12, 14-17.
  95. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1917). p. 12.
  96. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1917). p. 15, 17.
  97. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1918). p. 13, 15.
  98. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1918). p. 14, 15.
  99. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1918). p. 12, 14.
  100. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1918). p. 16.
  101. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1918). pp. 14, 19, 22.
  102. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1918). pp. 14, 18.
  103. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1918). pp. 16.
  104. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1918). pp. 14, 15.
  105. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1918). pp. 14, 24.
  106. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). pp. 14, 19, 23.
  107. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1918). pp. 12, 14, 19.
  108. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1919). pp. 14, 15-17, 19-21.
  109. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). pp. 14, 15, 17, 20, 21.
  110. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 13.
  111. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1919). pp. 13, 15, 17, 19, 20.
  112. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1919). pp. 15, 16, 18, 19.
  113. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 868.

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See Also


British Destroyer Flotillas
First | Second | Third | Fourth | Fifth | Sixth | Seventh | Eighth | Ninth | Tenth
Eleventh | Twelfth | Thirteenth | Fourteenth | Fifteenth | Seventeenth | Nineteenth
Twentieth | Twenty-first
Local Defence Flotillas
Clyde | Devonport | Devonport & Falmouth | Falmouth | Firth of Forth | Gibraltar
Liverpool | Mersey | Newhaven | Nore | North Channel | Milford & Pembroke | Pembroke
Portland | Portsmouth | Queenstown