Fourth Sloop Flotilla (Royal Navy)
The Fourth was the last sloop flotilla to be created in the Great War, apparently being created between 1 August and 1 October, 1918.
The flotilla appears in the Navy List, comprising the bulk of the new Southern Patrol Force. It has six sloops, and the S.P.F. otherwise has a depot ship, Venerable and the flotilla leader Lightfoot, which is paid off.
|Attached to the Southern Patrol Force|
The flotilla's vessels appear, along with other sloops, unlabelled, at Portland. It seems the formation was disbanded in February.
|Flotilla Disbanded – sloops sent to Portland|
Dates of appointment given:
- Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 19 and Supplements through March 1919.
- Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 16.
- Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1919). pp. 13, 17.
|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|