Twenty-fourth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla (Royal Navy)

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The Twenty-fourth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla was a formation of fleet minesweepers of the Royal Navy formed at the end of the Great War.

History

January, 1919

With the war now over, the formation is born, employing seven sloops that had previously been in the First Sloop Flotilla. Here, they would continue to serve beside their old formation, and the Eighth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla, out of Queenstown. They would remain as shown, operating out of Queenstown, until some time in March. The Senior Officer is in Snowdrop.[1]

Attached to the Southern Division, Coast of Ireland Station
Sloops
Bluebell Laburnum Camellia Snowdrop(S.O.) Hollyhock Zinnia
Jessamine

April, 1919

The flotilla has moved to the Northern Division, operating out of Buncrana.[2]

Attached to the Southern Division, Coast of Ireland Station
Sloops
Bluebell Laburnum Camellia Snowdrop(S.O.) Hollyhock Zinnia
Jessamine

May, 1919

The flotilla has been disbanded in April, and all its sloops are shown as being paid off, except Zinnia, which is on "miscellaneous service".[3]

Flotilla Disbanded

Senior Officers

Footnotes

  1. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 18 and Supplements through April.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1919). p. 18.
  3. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1919). pp. 19, 20.

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