23rd Destroyer Flotilla

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23rd Destroyer Flotilla (23DF)
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1939, 1944-1945
AllegianceFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom from 1801.png Royal Navy
SizeFlotilla
Commanders
FirstCaptain David James Robert Simson
LastCaptain Peter Grenville Lyon Cazalet

The 23rd Destroyer Flotilla also known as the Twenty Third Destroyer Flotilla was a naval formation of the Royal Navy in 1939 and again from 1944 to 1945.[1]

In Command

Captain (D) 23rd Destroyer Flotilla

The commanding officer of the 23rd Destroyer Flotilla held the title of Captain (Destroyers), or 'Captain (D)'.

Captain (D) 23rd Destroyer Flotilla
Rank Name Term Notes
1 Captain David James Robert Simson 24 August 1939 - 26 November 1939 [2][3]
2 Captain Peter Grenville Lyon Cazalet 19 March 1944 - 11 July 1945 [4][5]

References

  1. Mackie, Colin. (January 2020).Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865. Flotillas & Squadrons. pp.194-253..
  2. Mackie. p.236.
  3. Helgason, Gudmundur (1995–2020). "Capt. David James Robert Simson of the Royal Navy (RN) - Allied Warship Commanders of WWII - uboat.net". uboat.net. G Helgason. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  4. Mackie. p.236.
  5. Helgason, Gudmundur (1995–2020). "Capt. Peter Grenville Lyon Cazalet , DSO, DSC of the Royal Navy (RN) - Allied Warship Commanders of WWII - uboat.net". uboat.net. G Helgason. Retrieved 3 October 2020.