First Fleet (United Kingdom)

First Fleet
Active 31 July 1912–1914
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  Royal Navy
Type Fleet

The First Fleet was a formation of the Royal Navy that briefly existed before the First World War. Formed on 31 July 1912, it included, under Captain Cecil Lambert, four destroyer flotillas.[1] Captain Reginald Tyrwhitt took over the command of the destroyer flotillas in December 1913.[2]


  1. The Times. Monday, 29 July, 1912. Issue 39963, col D, p. 3.
  2. The Times. Monday, 24 November, 1913. Issue 40377, col B, p. 5.

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