Ninth Sloop Flotilla (Royal Navy)

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The Ninth Sloop Flotilla was a formation of sloops of the Royal Navy.

History

The Ninth was one of six new flotillas to first appear in the Navy List in July, 1918, joining the long-established First Sloop Flotilla and Tenth Sloop Flotilla.

July, 1918

The flotilla is formed as part of the British Aegean Squadron, with six sloops.[1] It very much resembled an unlabelled group of sloops on the same station that had been in place since at least September, 1917.[2]

Part of the British Aegean Squadron
Sloops
Anemone Azalea Heliotrope Jonquil Peony Spiraea

August, 1918

Peony has left and Azalea is paid off, reducing the formation's strength to five sloops. The membership would remain the same until some time in December, and Azalea would be re-commissioned before 1 November.[3]

Part of the British Aegean Squadron
Sloops
Anemone Azalea* Heliotrope Jonquil Spiraea

January, 1919

Anemone and Azalea remain listed with six other sloops, as part of the Aegean Squadron, but there is no name given to the formation. Jonquil has been sent to Devonport, and Heliotrope and Spiraea have become two of six sloops on the Black Sea and Marmora Division.[4]

Flotilla is Disbanded

In Command

Dates of appointment given:

Footnotes

  1. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1918). p. 22.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September, 1917). p. 21.
  3. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1918). p. 22 and Supplements through January, 1919.
  4. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 20, 22, 23.

Bibliography

See Also


British Sloop Flotillas
First Sloop Flotilla | Second Sloop Flotilla | Third Sloop Flotilla | Fourth Sloop Flotilla
  Ninth Sloop Flotilla | Tenth Sloop Flotilla | Eleventh Sloop Flotilla | Twelfth Sloop Flotilla 
Thirteenth Sloop Flotilla