19th Destroyer Flotilla

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19th Destroyer Flotilla
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Active1935-1936, 1939-1945
AllegianceFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom from 1801.png Royal Navy
SizeFlotilla

The 19th Destroyer Flotilla also known as the Nineteenth Destroyer Flotilla was a naval formation of the Royal Navy from 1935 to 1936 and again from 1939 to 1945.[1][2]


History

The flotilla was first formed in October, 1935 and was assigned as part of the Mediterranean Fleet until May 1936 when it was disbanded.[3] In reformed at the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 it was assigned to the Dover Command until November, 1939 and again from February to June 1940.[4] In January 1945 it was formed again and attached to the British Pacific Fleet until July, 1945.[5]

In Command

Captain (D) 19th Destroyer Flotilla

The commanding officer of the 19th Destroyer Flotilla held the title of Captain (Destroyers), or 'Captain (D)'.

Included
Captain (D) 19th Destroyer Flotilla
Rank Name Term Notes
1 Captain Philip Louis Vian 14 October, 1935 – 13 May, 1936 [6]
2 Captain David James Robert Simson September - November 1939 [7]
3 Captain David James Robert Simson February - May 1940 [8]
4 Captain Edward Lyon Berthon May - June 1940 [9]
5 Captain Reginald Maurice James Hutton March 1941 - September 1943 [10]
6 Captain Harold Thomas Armstrong September 1943 - January 1944 [11]
7 Captain Anthony Follett Pugsley January - November 1945 [12]

References

  1. Mackie, Colin. (January 2020).Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865. Flotillas & Squadrons. pp.194-253..
  2. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (8 November 2018). "Nineteenth Destroyer Flotilla (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. England: Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  3. Mackie.p.235.
  4. Watson, Dr Graham (19 September 2015). "Royal Navy Orgnisation in World War 2, 1939-1945". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  5. Watson.
  6. Mackie.p.235.
  7. Mackie.p.235.
  8. Mackie.p.235.
  9. Mackie.p.235.
  10. Mackie.p.235.
  11. Mackie.p.235.
  12. Mackie.p.235.