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The '''Twelfth Sloop Flotilla''' was a formation of [[Sloop|sloops]] of the [[Royal Navy]].  
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The '''Twelfth Sloop Flotilla''' was a formation of [[Sloop|sloops]] of the [[Royal Navy]]. 
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Prior to being designated as the Twelfth some time in June 1918, it had no proper name, and might have been more collquially known as the '''Mediterranean Sloop Flotilla''', or the '''Malta Sloop Flotilla''', which in turn may have been considered a sister formation to the [[Gibraltar Sloop Flotilla]] and the [[British Ægean Sloop Flotilla]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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The Twelfth was one of six new flotillas to first appear in the Navy List in July, 1918, joining the long-established {{UK-SloopF|1}} and {{UK-SloopF|10}}.  The sloops comprising it were a body of sloops that had grown in number that had been stationed in the Mediterranean since 1915.
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===July, 1915===
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The [[Mediterranean Fleet]] has its first two sloops attached to it, {{UK-Aster}} and {{UK-Honeysuckle}}.{{SMNLJul15|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=2 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|align=center colspan=2|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}
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|}
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===August, 1915===
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{{UK-Anemone}} and {{UK-Jonquil}} have joined, bringing the strength to four sloops.{{SMNLAug15|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|-
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}
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|-
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|}
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This roster would apply until some time in October.
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===November, 1915===
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{{UK-Azalea}} and {{UK-Clematis}} joined the formation in October, bringing the strength to six sloops.{{SMNLNov15|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|-
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}
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|-
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|}
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===December, 1915===
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{{UK-Acacia}}, {{UK-Heliotrope}}, {{UK-Narcissus}} and {{UK-Peony}} have joined, bringing the strength to ten sloops.{{SMNLDec15|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|-
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=5 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=5|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}||align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center|{{UK-Narcissus}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|}
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===January, 1916===
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{{UK-Lily}}, {{UK-Magnolia}}, {{UK-Mallow}}, {{UK-Mimosa}} and {{UK-Veronica}} have joined and {{UK-Acacia}} has left, bringing the strength to fourteen sloops.{{SMNLJan16|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|-
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=7 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=7|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Lily}}||align=center|{{UK-Magnolia}}||align=center|{{UK-Mallow}}||align=center|{{UK-Mimosa}}||align=center|{{UK-Narcissus}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}||align=center|{{UK-Veronica}}
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|-
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|}
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===February, 1916===
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{{UK-Lily}}, {{UK-Magnolia}}, {{UK-Mallow}}, {{UK-Mimosa}}, {{UK-Narcissus}} and {{UK-Veronica}} have left.  {{UK-Primula}}, {{UK-Marguerite}}, {{UK-Campanula}} and {{UK-Nasturtium}} have joined, though they are under the command of Senior Naval Officer, Malta.  The net effect has reduced strength to twelve sloops.{{SMNLFeb16|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|-
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Under S.N.O., Malta'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Primula}}||align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Nasturtium}}
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|-
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|}
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===March, 1916===
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{{UK-Primula}} has left, and {{UK-Snapdragon}} and {{UK-Wallflower}} have joined, bringing strength to thirteen sloops.{{SMNLMar16|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|-
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Under S.N.O., Malta'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Nasturtium}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|{{UK-Wallflower}}
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|-
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|}
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===April, 1916===
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{{UK-Berberis}}, {{UK-Lobelia}}, {{UK-Geranium}}, {{UK-Cyclamen}} and {{UK-Pentstemon}} have joined the Malta contingent, bringing strength to eighteen sloops.{{SMNLApr16|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|-
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Under S.N.O., Malta'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Nasturtium}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}||align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Cyclamen}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Pentstemon}}
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|-
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|}
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===May, 1916===
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{{UK-Nasturtium}} has been lost to a mine on 27 April, reducing strength to seventeen sloops.{{SMNLMay16|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|-
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Under S.N.O., Malta'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|{{UK-Pentstemon}}
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|-
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|}
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This roster would remain unchanged until some time in June.
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===July, 1916===
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{{UK-Petunia}} has joined some time in June, bring the flotilla to eighteen sloops.{{SMNLJul16|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|-
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Under S.N.O., Malta'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Petunia}}
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|-
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|}
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This roster would remain unchanged until some time in August.
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===September, 1916===
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{{UK-Hydrangea}} joined some time in August, bring the flotilla to nineteen sloops.{{SMNLJul16|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|-
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Under S.N.O., Malta'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Hydrangea}}
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|-
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|}
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This roster would remain unchanged until some time in April, 1917 or even beyond.
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===May, 1917===
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The flotilla's roster remains unchanged at nineteen sloops, but the first eight sloops are now labelled as being part of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.{{SMNLMay17|p. 20}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Under Vice-Admiral, Eastern Mediterranean Sea'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Aster}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Under S.N.O., Malta'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Hydrangea}}
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|-
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|}
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This roster would remain unchanged until 4 July, 1917.
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===August, 1917===
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{{UK-Aster}} has been lost to a mine on 4 July, reducing the strength of the formation to seventeen sloops.{{SMNLAug17|p. 21}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Under Vice-Admiral, Eastern Mediterranean Sea'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Under S.N.O., Malta'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Hydrangea}}
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|-
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|}
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===September, 1917===
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A change in nomenclature shows the same forces now as seven sloops attached to the [[British Aegean Squadron]], and eleven sloops attached to the "Malta Flotilla".  This terminology would persist.
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===November, 1917===
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{{UK-Clematis}} has been transferred to the Maltese contingent, joined there by {{UK-Acacia}}, {{UK-Hollyhock}} and {{UK-Narcissus}}.  At the same time, six sloops have joined Malta-based set of ""convoy sloops."{{SMNLNov17|p. 21}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''British Aegean Squadron Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Malta Flotilla Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Hydrangea}}||align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Hollyhock}}||align=center|{{UK-Narcissus}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Malta Flotilla Convoy Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Candytuft}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Coreopsis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lychnis}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Spiraea}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Sweetbriar}}
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|-
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|}
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===December, 1917===
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{{UK-Mimosa}} and {{UK-Asphodel}} have joined the Malta sloops, and {{UK-Cowslip}} the Convoy Sloops, brining the total strength to thirty sloops.{{SMNLDec17|p. 21}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''British Aegean Squadron Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Malta Flotilla Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Hydrangea}}||align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Hollyhock}}||align=center|{{UK-Narcissus}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Malta Flotilla Convoy Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Candytuft}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Coreopsis}}||align=center|{{UK-Cowslip}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Lychnis}}||align=center|{{UK-Spiraea}}||align=center|{{UK-Sweetbriar}}
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|-
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|}
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===January, 1918===
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Further re-organization of the ''Navy List'' makes it difficult to precisely document the sloops that are part of the Malta Flotilla, the British Aegean Squadron or the eventual Twelfth Sloop Flotilla.  {{UK-Mimosa}} and {{UK-Asphodel}} have joined the Malta Flotilla. 
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{{UK-Bryony}}, {{UK-Dianthus}} and {{UK-Hibiscus}} have joined the Malta Convoy Sloops, while {{UK-Coreopsis}} and {{UK-Cowslip}} have left.{{SMNLJan18|p. 21}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''British Aegean Squadron Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Peony}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Malta Flotilla Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Hydrangea}}||align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Hollyhock}}||align=center|{{UK-Narcissus}}
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''Malta Flotilla Convoy Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Bryony}}||align=center|{{UK-Candytuft}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Dianthus}}
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Hibiscus}}||align=center|{{UK-Lychnis}}||align=center|{{UK-Spiraea}}||align=center|{{UK-Sweetbriar}}
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|-
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|}
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===February, 1918===
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{{UK-Bryony}}, {{UK-Candytuft}}, {{UK-Dianthus}} and {{UK-Hibiscus}} have left the Convoy Sloops operating from Malta, halving their numbers.{{SMNLFeb18|p. 21}}
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{|width=75% class="toccolours"
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|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
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|-
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|align=center colspan=4|'''British Aegean Squadron Sloops'''
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|-
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|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}
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|-
 +
|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Peony}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=4|'''Malta Flotilla Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Hydrangea}}||align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Hollyhock}}||align=center|{{UK-Narcissus}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=4|'''Malta Flotilla Convoy Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Lychnis}}||align=center|{{UK-Spiraea}}||align=center|{{UK-Sweetbriar}}
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 +
===March, 1918===
 +
 +
No change in the British Aegean Sloops and now nineteen sloops in the Mediterranean, with none being specially labelled as Convoy Sloops.{{SMNLMar18|p. 22}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=4|'''British Aegean Squadron Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Peony}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=4|'''Mediterranean Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}||align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Hollyhock}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Hydrangea}}||align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Lychnis}}||align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Narcissus}}||align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Spiraea}}||align=center|{{UK-Sweetbriar}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 +
===April, 1918===
 +
 +
No change in the British Aegean Sloops and now twenty-two sloops in the Mediterranean as {{UK-Dianthus}}, {{UK-Hibiscus}} and {{UK-Ivy}} have joined.{{SMNLApr18|p. 22}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=4|'''British Aegean Squadron Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Peony}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=4|'''Mediterranean Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}||align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}||align=center|{{UK-Dianthus}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Hibiscus}}||align=center|{{UK-Hollyhock}}||align=center|{{UK-Hydrangea}}||align=center|{{UK-Ivy}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Lobelia}}||align=center|{{UK-Lychnis}}||align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Narcissus}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Spiraea}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Sweetbriar}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Wallflower}}
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 +
===May, 1918===
 +
 +
{{UK-Honeysuckle}} has left the British Aegean Sloops, reducing their number to five.  There are now twenty sloops in the Mediterranean as {{UK-Ivy}} and {{UK-Lobelia}} have left.{{SMNLMay18|p. 22}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=5 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=5|'''British Aegean Squadron Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
 +
|-
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=5|'''Mediterranean Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}||align=center|{{UK-Berberis}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}||align=center|{{UK-Dianthus}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Hibiscus}}||align=center|{{UK-Hollyhock}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Hydrangea}}||align=center|{{UK-Lychnis}}||align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}||align=center|{{UK-Narcissus}}||align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Spiraea}}||align=center|{{UK-Sweetbriar}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 +
===June, 1918===
 +
 +
{{UK-Spiraea}} has moved to joined the British Aegean Sloops, restoring their strength to six.  There are now sixteen sloops (two of which are paid off) in the Mediterranean.{{SMNLJun18|p. 22}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=4 | '''Part of the [[Mediterranean Fleet]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=4|'''British Aegean Squadron Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Heliotrope}}||align=center|{{UK-Jonquil}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Peony}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Spiraea}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=4|'''Mediterranean Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}||align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Bryony}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Dianthus}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Hibiscus}}||align=center|{{UK-Lychnis}}||align=center|{{UK-Marguerite}}*||align=center|{{UK-Mimosa}}*
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Petunia}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 +
===July, 1918===
 +
The Mediterranean Sloop Flotilla is henceforth known as the Twelfth Sloop Flotilla.  It is based at Brindisi, with eleven sloops.  {{UK-Acacia}} and {{UK-Mimosa}} are paid off.{{SMNLJul18|p. 22}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Stationed at [[Brindisi]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}*||align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Bryony}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}||align=center|{{UK-Mimosa}}*||align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
 +
|}
 +
 +
===August, 1918===
 +
The flotilla has moved to Malta, and still has eleven sloops.  {{UK-Bryony}} has left, and {{UK-Rocksand}} is expected "shortly".  This roster would apply until some time between 1 August and 1 November.{{SMNLAug18|p. 22 and November's Supplement.  No copy of September or October was found}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Stationed at [[Malta]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}||align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Mimosa}}||align=center|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center|{{UK-Rocksand}}*||align=center|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center|{{UK-Wallflower}}
 +
|}
 +
 +
===November, 1918===
 +
The flotilla now has nine sloops.  {{UK-Geranium}} is paid off.  {{UK-Mimosa}} and {{UK-Rocksand}} have left.  This roster would remain current until some time in December.{{SMNLNov18|p. 22 and Supplements through January, 1919}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Stationed at [[Malta]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Acacia}}||align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}||align=center|{{UK-Geranium}}*
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Pentstemon}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Snapdragon}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Wallflower}}
 +
|}
 +
 +
===January, 1919===
 +
{{UK-Acacia}}, {{UK-Clematis}}, {{UK-Geranium}}, {{UK-Pentstemon}}, {{UK-Snapdragon}} and {{UK-Wallflower}} have left, and {{UK-Honeysuckle}} and {{UK-Peony}} have joined, resulting in a strength of five sloops.{{SMNLJan19|p. 22}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Stationed at [[Malta]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Peony}}
 +
|}
 +
 +
===February, 1919===
 +
{{UK-Anemone}}, {{UK-Azalea}} and {{UK-Lily}} have joined, resulting in a strength of eight sloops.{{SMNLFeb19|p. 22}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Stationed at [[Malta]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Azalea}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=3|{{UK-Lily}}||align=center colspan=3|{{UK-Peony}}
 +
|}
 +
 +
===March, 1919===
 +
{{UK-Azalea}} and {{UK-Peony}} have left, and {{UK-Cornflower}} has been added in a paid off condition, leaving the flotilla with seven sloops{{SMNLMar19|p. 22}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Stationed at [[Malta]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Cornflower}}*||align=center|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|{{UK-Lily}}
 +
|}
 +
 +
===April, 1919===
 +
{{UK-Veronica}} and {{UK-Cyclamen}} have been added, the latter in a paid off condition, resulting in nine sloops.{{SMNLApr19|p. 22}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Stationed at [[Malta]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Anemone}}||align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Campanula}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Cornflower}}*||align=center|{{UK-Cyclamen}}*
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Lily}}||align=center colspan=2|{{UK-Veronica}}
 +
|}
 +
 +
===May, 1919===
 +
{{UK-Anemone}}, {{UK-Campanula}}, {{UK-Cyclamen}} and {{UK-Veronica}} have left, and {{UK-Clematis}} has joined in a paid off condition, leaving six sloops.{{SMNLMay19|p. 21}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Stationed at [[Malta]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Cornflower}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}*||align=center |{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Lily}}
 +
|}
 +
 +
===June, 1919===
 +
{{UK-Cornflower}} and {{UK-Lily}} have left, leaving four sloops.  {{UK-Clematis}} is still paid off.{{SMNLJun19|p. 21}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Stationed at [[Malta]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}*||align=center |{{UK-Honeysuckle}}
 +
|}
 +
 +
===July, 1919===
 +
{{UK-Ivy}} has joined, giving the flotilla a strength of five sloops.  {{UK-Clematis}} is still paid off.{{SMNLJul19|p. 21}}
 +
 +
{|width=75% class="toccolours"
 +
|-
 +
|style="background:#CEDFF2" align=center colspan=6 | '''Stationed at [[Malta]]'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center colspan=6|'''Sloops'''
 +
|-
 +
|align=center|{{UK-Asphodel}}||align=center|{{UK-Ceanothus}}||align=center|{{UK-Clematis}}*||align=center |{{UK-Honeysuckle}}||align=center|{{UK-Ivy}}
 +
|}
  
 
==In Command==
 
==In Command==
 
Dates of appointment given:
 
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Latest revision as of 10:14, 4 February 2020

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

Prior to being designated as the Twelfth some time in June 1918, it had no proper name, and might have been more collquially known as the Mediterranean Sloop Flotilla, or the Malta Sloop Flotilla, which in turn may have been considered a sister formation to the Gibraltar Sloop Flotilla and the British Ægean Sloop Flotilla.

History

The Twelfth 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. The sloops comprising it were a body of sloops that had grown in number that had been stationed in the Mediterranean since 1915.

July, 1915

The Mediterranean Fleet has its first two sloops attached to it, Aster and Honeysuckle.[1]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Aster Honeysuckle

August, 1915

Anemone and Jonquil have joined, bringing the strength to four sloops.[2]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Anemone Aster Honeysuckle Jonquil

This roster would apply until some time in October.

November, 1915

Azalea and Clematis joined the formation in October, bringing the strength to six sloops.[3]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Anemone Aster Azalea Clematis Honeysuckle Jonquil

December, 1915

Acacia, Heliotrope, Narcissus and Peony have joined, bringing the strength to ten sloops.[4]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Acacia Anemone Aster Azalea Clematis
Heliotrope Honeysuckle Jonquil Narcissus Peony

January, 1916

Lily, Magnolia, Mallow, Mimosa and Veronica have joined and Acacia has left, bringing the strength to fourteen sloops.[5]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Anemone Aster Azalea Clematis Heliotrope Honeysuckle Jonquil
Lily Magnolia Mallow Mimosa Narcissus Peony Veronica

February, 1916

Lily, Magnolia, Mallow, Mimosa, Narcissus and Veronica have left. Primula, Marguerite, Campanula and Nasturtium have joined, though they are under the command of Senior Naval Officer, Malta. The net effect has reduced strength to twelve sloops.[6]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Anemone Aster Azalea Clematis
Heliotrope Honeysuckle Jonquil Peony
Under S.N.O., Malta
Primula Marguerite Campanula Nasturtium

March, 1916

Primula has left, and Snapdragon and Wallflower have joined, bringing strength to thirteen sloops.[7]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Anemone Aster Azalea Clematis
Heliotrope Honeysuckle Jonquil Peony
Under S.N.O., Malta
Marguerite Campanula Nasturtium Snapdragon
Wallflower

April, 1916

Berberis, Lobelia, Geranium, Cyclamen and Pentstemon have joined the Malta contingent, bringing strength to eighteen sloops.[8]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Anemone Aster Azalea Clematis
Heliotrope Honeysuckle Jonquil Peony
Under S.N.O., Malta
Marguerite Campanula Nasturtium Snapdragon
Wallflower Berberis Lobelia Geranium
Cyclamen Pentstemon

May, 1916

Nasturtium has been lost to a mine on 27 April, reducing strength to seventeen sloops.[9]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Anemone Aster Azalea Clematis
Heliotrope Honeysuckle Jonquil Peony
Under S.N.O., Malta
Marguerite Campanula Snapdragon Wallflower
Berberis Lobelia Geranium Cyclamen
Pentstemon

This roster would remain unchanged until some time in June.

July, 1916

Petunia has joined some time in June, bring the flotilla to eighteen sloops.[10]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Anemone Aster Azalea Clematis
Heliotrope Honeysuckle Jonquil Peony
Under S.N.O., Malta
Marguerite Campanula Snapdragon Wallflower
Berberis Lobelia Geranium Cyclamen
Pentstemon Petunia

This roster would remain unchanged until some time in August.

September, 1916

Hydrangea joined some time in August, bring the flotilla to nineteen sloops.[11]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Sloops
Anemone Aster Azalea Clematis
Heliotrope Honeysuckle Jonquil Peony
Under S.N.O., Malta
Marguerite Campanula Snapdragon Wallflower
Berberis Lobelia Geranium Cyclamen
Pentstemon Petunia Hydrangea

This roster would remain unchanged until some time in April, 1917 or even beyond.

May, 1917

The flotilla's roster remains unchanged at nineteen sloops, but the first eight sloops are now labelled as being part of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.[12]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Under Vice-Admiral, Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Anemone Aster Azalea Clematis
Heliotrope Honeysuckle Jonquil Peony
Under S.N.O., Malta
Marguerite Campanula Snapdragon Wallflower
Berberis Lobelia Geranium Cyclamen
Pentstemon Petunia Hydrangea

This roster would remain unchanged until 4 July, 1917.

August, 1917

Aster has been lost to a mine on 4 July, reducing the strength of the formation to seventeen sloops.[13]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
Under Vice-Admiral, Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Anemone Azalea Clematis
Heliotrope Honeysuckle Jonquil Peony
Under S.N.O., Malta
Marguerite Campanula Snapdragon Wallflower
Berberis Lobelia Geranium Cyclamen
Pentstemon Petunia Hydrangea

September, 1917

A change in nomenclature shows the same forces now as seven sloops attached to the British Aegean Squadron, and eleven sloops attached to the "Malta Flotilla". This terminology would persist.

November, 1917

Clematis has been transferred to the Maltese contingent, joined there by Acacia, Hollyhock and Narcissus. At the same time, six sloops have joined Malta-based set of ""convoy sloops."[14]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
British Aegean Squadron Sloops
Anemone Azalea Heliotrope Honeysuckle
Jonquil Peony
Malta Flotilla Sloops
Marguerite Campanula Snapdragon Wallflower
Berberis Lobelia Geranium Cyclamen
Pentstemon Petunia Hydrangea Acacia
Clematis Hollyhock Narcissus
Malta Flotilla Convoy Sloops
Candytuft Ceanothus Coreopsis Lychnis
Spiraea Sweetbriar

December, 1917

Mimosa and Asphodel have joined the Malta sloops, and Cowslip the Convoy Sloops, brining the total strength to thirty sloops.[15]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
British Aegean Squadron Sloops
Anemone Azalea Heliotrope Honeysuckle
Jonquil Peony
Malta Flotilla Sloops
Marguerite Campanula Snapdragon Wallflower
Berberis Lobelia Geranium Cyclamen
Pentstemon Petunia Hydrangea Acacia
Clematis Hollyhock Narcissus
Malta Flotilla Convoy Sloops
Candytuft Ceanothus Coreopsis Cowslip
Lychnis Spiraea Sweetbriar

January, 1918

Further re-organization of the Navy List makes it difficult to precisely document the sloops that are part of the Malta Flotilla, the British Aegean Squadron or the eventual Twelfth Sloop Flotilla. Mimosa and Asphodel have joined the Malta Flotilla.

Bryony, Dianthus and Hibiscus have joined the Malta Convoy Sloops, while Coreopsis and Cowslip have left.[16]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
British Aegean Squadron Sloops
Anemone Azalea Heliotrope Honeysuckle
Jonquil Peony
Malta Flotilla Sloops
Marguerite Campanula Snapdragon Wallflower
Berberis Lobelia Geranium Cyclamen
Pentstemon Petunia Hydrangea Acacia
Clematis Hollyhock Narcissus
Malta Flotilla Convoy Sloops
Bryony Candytuft Ceanothus Dianthus
Hibiscus Lychnis Spiraea Sweetbriar

February, 1918

Bryony, Candytuft, Dianthus and Hibiscus have left the Convoy Sloops operating from Malta, halving their numbers.[17]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
British Aegean Squadron Sloops
Anemone Azalea Heliotrope Honeysuckle
Jonquil Peony
Malta Flotilla Sloops
Marguerite Campanula Snapdragon Wallflower
Berberis Lobelia Geranium Cyclamen
Pentstemon Petunia Hydrangea Acacia
Clematis Hollyhock Narcissus
Malta Flotilla Convoy Sloops
Ceanothus Lychnis Spiraea Sweetbriar

March, 1918

No change in the British Aegean Sloops and now nineteen sloops in the Mediterranean, with none being specially labelled as Convoy Sloops.[18]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
British Aegean Squadron Sloops
Anemone Azalea Heliotrope Honeysuckle
Jonquil Peony
Mediterranean Sloops
Acacia Berberis Campanula Ceanothus
Clematis Cyclamen Geranium Hollyhock
Hydrangea Lobelia Lychnis Marguerite
Narcissus Pentstemon Petunia Snapdragon
Spiraea Sweetbriar Wallflower

April, 1918

No change in the British Aegean Sloops and now twenty-two sloops in the Mediterranean as Dianthus, Hibiscus and Ivy have joined.[19]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
British Aegean Squadron Sloops
Anemone Azalea Heliotrope Honeysuckle
Jonquil Peony
Mediterranean Sloops
Acacia Berberis Campanula Ceanothus
Clematis Cyclamen Dianthus Geranium
Hibiscus Hollyhock Hydrangea Ivy
Lobelia Lychnis Marguerite Narcissus
Pentstemon Petunia Snapdragon Spiraea
Sweetbriar Wallflower

May, 1918

Honeysuckle has left the British Aegean Sloops, reducing their number to five. There are now twenty sloops in the Mediterranean as Ivy and Lobelia have left.[20]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
British Aegean Squadron Sloops
Anemone Azalea Heliotrope Jonquil Peony
Mediterranean Sloops
Acacia Berberis Campanula Ceanothus Clematis
Cyclamen Dianthus Geranium Hibiscus Hollyhock
Hydrangea Lychnis Marguerite Narcissus Pentstemon
Petunia Snapdragon Spiraea Sweetbriar Wallflower

June, 1918

Spiraea has moved to joined the British Aegean Sloops, restoring their strength to six. There are now sixteen sloops (two of which are paid off) in the Mediterranean.[21]

Part of the Mediterranean Fleet
British Aegean Squadron Sloops
Anemone Azalea Heliotrope Jonquil
Peony Spiraea
Mediterranean Sloops
Acacia Asphodel Bryony Campanula
Ceanothus Clematis Dianthus Geranium
Hibiscus Lychnis Marguerite* Mimosa*
Pentstemon Petunia Snapdragon Wallflower

July, 1918

The Mediterranean Sloop Flotilla is henceforth known as the Twelfth Sloop Flotilla. It is based at Brindisi, with eleven sloops. Acacia and Mimosa are paid off.[22]

Stationed at Brindisi
Sloops
Acacia* Asphodel Bryony Campanula Ceanothus Clematis
Geranium Mimosa* Pentstemon Snapdragon Wallflower

August, 1918

The flotilla has moved to Malta, and still has eleven sloops. Bryony has left, and Rocksand is expected "shortly". This roster would apply until some time between 1 August and 1 November.[23]

Stationed at Malta
Sloops
Acacia Asphodel Campanula Ceanothus Clematis Geranium
Mimosa Pentstemon Rocksand* Snapdragon Wallflower

November, 1918

The flotilla now has nine sloops. Geranium is paid off. Mimosa and Rocksand have left. This roster would remain current until some time in December.[24]

Stationed at Malta
Sloops
Acacia Asphodel Campanula Ceanothus Clematis Geranium*
Pentstemon Snapdragon Wallflower

January, 1919

Acacia, Clematis, Geranium, Pentstemon, Snapdragon and Wallflower have left, and Honeysuckle and Peony have joined, resulting in a strength of five sloops.[25]

Stationed at Malta
Sloops
Asphodel Campanula Ceanothus Honeysuckle Peony

February, 1919

Anemone, Azalea and Lily have joined, resulting in a strength of eight sloops.[26]

Stationed at Malta
Sloops
Anemone Asphodel Azalea Campanula Ceanothus Honeysuckle
Lily Peony

March, 1919

Azalea and Peony have left, and Cornflower has been added in a paid off condition, leaving the flotilla with seven sloops[27]

Stationed at Malta
Sloops
Anemone Asphodel Campanula Ceanothus Cornflower* Honeysuckle
Lily

April, 1919

Veronica and Cyclamen have been added, the latter in a paid off condition, resulting in nine sloops.[28]

Stationed at Malta
Sloops
Anemone Asphodel Campanula Ceanothus Cornflower* Cyclamen*
Honeysuckle Lily Veronica

May, 1919

Anemone, Campanula, Cyclamen and Veronica have left, and Clematis has joined in a paid off condition, leaving six sloops.[29]

Stationed at Malta
Sloops
Asphodel Ceanothus Cornflower Clematis* Honeysuckle Lily

June, 1919

Cornflower and Lily have left, leaving four sloops. Clematis is still paid off.[30]

Stationed at Malta
Sloops
Asphodel Ceanothus Clematis* Honeysuckle

July, 1919

Ivy has joined, giving the flotilla a strength of five sloops. Clematis is still paid off.[31]

Stationed at Malta
Sloops
Asphodel Ceanothus Clematis* Honeysuckle Ivy

In Command

Dates of appointment given:

Footnotes

  1. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1915). p. 20.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1915). p. 20.
  3. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1915). p. 20.
  4. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1915). p. 20.
  5. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1916). p. 20.
  6. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 20.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 20.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1916). p. 20.
  9. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1916). p. 20.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1916). p. 20.
  11. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1916). p. 20.
  12. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1917). p. 20.
  13. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 21.
  14. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 21.
  15. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1917). p. 21.
  16. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1918). p. 21.
  17. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1918). p. 21.
  18. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1918). p. 22.
  19. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1918). p. 22.
  20. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1918). p. 22.
  21. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1918). p. 22.
  22. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1918). p. 22.
  23. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1918). p. 22 and November's Supplement. No copy of September or October was found.
  24. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 22 and Supplements through January, 1919.
  25. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 22.
  26. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 22.
  27. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 22.
  28. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1919). p. 22.
  29. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 21.
  30. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 21.
  31. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 21.

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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