Twenty-second Fleet Sweeping Flotilla (Royal Navy)

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The Twenty-second Fleet Sweeping Flotilla was a formation of fleet minesweepers of the Royal Navy that operated out of Portsmouth late in the war alongside the paddle sweepers of the Ninth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla.

History

November, 1918 – December, 1918

Also known as the "Portsmouth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla", a nickname formerly associated with the Ninth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla, which was henceforth dubbed "Portsmouth Paddler Fleet Sweeping Flotilla". Prestatyn is expected to join "shortly". Tonbridge bears the Senior Officer.[1]

Based in Portsmouth
Minesweepers
Tonbridge(S.O.) Northolt Prestatyn* Rugby

December, 1918 – April, 1919

Prestatyn is reportedly in place.[2]

Based in Portsmouth
Minesweepers
Tonbridge(S.O.) Northolt Prestatyn Rugby

May, 1919

The flotilla, as well as her sister the Ninth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla, are no longer listed in the Supplement to the Monthly Navy List, but some movements are reported in The Times.

Disbanded? some time in April

The flotilla arrived at Lervig on 18 May.[3] They left Lervig on 22 September for Rosyth. This is the final mention of the formation I can locate.[4]

Senior Officers

Footnotes

  1. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 16.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 16.
  3. "Movements of Ships." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, May 21, 1919; pg. 18; Issue 42105.
  4. "Movements of Ships." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Sep 24, 1919; pg. 14; Issue 42213.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.

See Also



British Minesweeping Formations
Minesweeping Flotillas
First | Second | Third | Fourth
Fleet Sweeping Flotillas
First | Second | Third | Sixth | Seventh | Eighth | Ninth | Tenth
Eleventh | Twelfth | Thirteenth | Fifteenth | Sixteenth | Eighteenth | Nineteenth
Twentieth | Twenty-first | Twenty-second | Twenty-third | Twenty-fourth