Nineteenth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla (Royal Navy)

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The Nineteenth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla was a formation of fleet minesweepers of the Royal Navy that operated out of Swansea late in the war.

History

December, 1918 – January, 1919

The flotilla was apparently created in December, 1918 and was operating from Swansea at the turn of the year, with her Senior Officer borne in Saltash.[1]

Operating from Swansea
Sweeping Sloops
Saltash(S.O.) Faversham Newark Tiverton

January, 1919 – May, 1919

The formation is now based in Harwich alongside the Sixth (or Harwich), Twelfth and Twentieth (or Felixstowe) Fleet Sweeping Flotillas.[2]

Operating from Harwich
Sweeping Sloops
Saltash(S.O.) Faversham Newark Tiverton

May, 1919 – ?

The Supplement to the Monthly Navy List at this juncture ceased bothering to print detailed information on minesweeping formations. The four vessels from this flotilla are described as being detailed to unspecified "Mine Clearance Service". Though reference is made to a separate Mine Clearance Service Weekly Return for more information, no copy of that work has been located.[3]

Senior Officers

Footnotes

  1. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 17 and Supplements through February, 1919.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 13 and Supplements through X.
  3. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 15.

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