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ADMIRALTY WAR DIARIES of WORLD WAR 2

 

HOME FLEET - September to October 1943

 

Transcribed by Don Kindell

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WAR DIARY OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, HOME FLEET

 

SEPTEMBER 1943

(n.b. Summary of Operations at end of month)

 

 

1. HMS DUKE OF YORK (Flag of Commander in Chief Home Fleet.

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with Battlefleet in intercept enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

10th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

2. HMS ANSON (Flag of Vice Admiral, Second in Command, Home Fleet)

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with Battlefleet in intercept enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

10th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

3. HMS KING GEORGE V

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean with Force H

 

 

 

4. HMS HOWE

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean with Force H

 

 

 

5. HMS MALAYA

 

1st

Left Scapa for the Clyde to give leave and for minor repairs

 

2nd

Arrived Clyde, taken in hand

 

2nd-30th

Clyde

 

 

 

Battleship temporarily attached to the Home Fleet

 

 

 

6. HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

 

1st-30th

Scapa, working up

 

 

 

Battlecruiser

 

 

 

7. HMS RENOWN

 

1st-14th

Halifax for Operation QUADRANT

 

14th

Left Halifax with Prime Minister, Chief of Naval Staff and respective staffs for the Clyde

 

19th

Arrived Clyde; disembarked passengers

 

21st

Left Clyde for Scapa

 

22nd

Arrived Scapa

 

22nd-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

Aircraft Carriers

 

 

 

8. HMS INDOMITABLE

 

1st-30th

Norfolk, U.S.A. for action damage repairs

 

 

 

9. HMS ILLUSTRIOUS

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean for Force H

 

 

 

10. HMS UNICORN

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean for Force H

 

 

 

11. HMS FURIOUS

 

1st-30th

Liverpool, refitting

 

 

 

Aircraft carrier temporarily attached to the Home Fleet

 

 

 

12. USS RANGER (Flag of Commander Task Force 121)

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with the Battlefleet to intercept enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

16th

Left Scapa with screen of three destroyers for Operation QUADRANT

 

19th

Returned to Scapa

 

19th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

First Cruiser Squadron

 

 

 

13. HMS LONDON (Flag of Rear Admiral Commanding First Cruiser Squadron)

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with Battlefleet to intercept enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

22nd

Left Scapa for Hvalfiord

 

25th

Arrived Hvalfiord

 

25th-31st

Hvalfiord

 

 

 

14. HMS KENT

 

1st

Arrived Halifax from Argentia for Operation QUADRANT

 

14th

Left Halifax for Operation QUADRANT

 

19th

Returned to Scapa on completion

 

20th

Left Scapa for Chatham for docking and leave

 

21st

Arrived Chatham, taken in hand

 

21st-30th

Chatham for docking

 

 

 

15. HMS NORFOLK

 

1st-3rd

At sea on Operation LORRY

 

3rd

Returned to Hvalfiord

 

13th

Left Hvalfiord for Operation QUADRANT

 

19th

Returned to Scapa

 

19th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

16. HMS BERWICK

 

1st-30th

Rosyth, refitting

 

 

 

17. HMS CUMBERLAND

 

1st-30th

Tyne, refitting

 

 

 

Tenth Cruiser Squadron

 

 

 

18. HMS BELFAST (Flag of Rear Admiral Commanding, Tenth Cruiser Squadron)

 

1st-3rd

At sea on Operation LORRY

 

3rd

Returned to Hvalfiord

 

8th

Left Hvalfiord to join the Battlefleet to intercept enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Hvalfiord

 

25th

Left Hvalfiord for Scapa

 

27th

Arrived Scapa

 

27th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

19. HMS SHEFFIELD

 

1st-30th

Detached to Plymouth Command for Operations in the Bay area

 

 

 

20. HMS GLASGOW

 

1st-30th

Plymouth, refitting

 

 

 

21. HMS BERMUDA

 

1st-30th

Detached to Plymouth Command for Operations in the Bay area

 

 

 

22. HMS NIGERIA

 

1st-30th

Chatham, refitting

 

 

 

23. HMS JAMAICA

 

1st-6th

Portsmouth, refitting

 

6th

Left Portsmouth for Scapa on completion

 

8th

Arrived Scapa

 

8th-30th

Scapa, working up

 

 

 

Cruisers temporarily attached to the Home Fleet

 

 

 

24. USS AUGUSTA

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with the Battlefleet to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

23rd

Left Scapa for Hvalfiord

 

25th

Arrived Hvalfiord

 

25th-30th

Hvalfiord

 

 

 

25. USS TUSCALOOSA

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with the Battlefleet to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

10th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

Cruisers attached to the Home Fleet for working up

 

 

 

26. HMS CEYLON

 

1st-4th

Scapa, working up

 

4th

Left Scapa on completion for Plymouth and for foreign service

 

6th

Arrived Plymouth

 

 

 

27. HMS SPARTAN

 

1st-23rd

Scapa, working up

 

23rd

Left Scapa for the Clyde on completion and for foreign service.

 

24th

Arrived Clyde

 

 

 

28. HMS DANAE

 

1st-4th

Scapa, working up

 

4th

Left Scapa for the Clyde on completion and for the Eastern Fleet

 

5th

Arrived Clyde

 

 

 

29. ORP DRAGON

 

10th

Arrived Scapa from the Tyne to work up

 

10th-30th

Scapa, working up

 

 

 

30. HMS ROYALIST

 

15th

Arrived Scapa from the Clyde to work up

 

15th-30th

Scapa, working up

 

 

 

31. HMS BIRMINGHAM

 

23rd

Arrived Scapa from Plymouth on completion of refit to work up

 

23rd-30th

Scapa, working up

 

 

 

Destroyers

 

 

 

Third Destroyer Flotilla

 

 

 

32. HMS MILNE (Captain (D) Third Destroyer Flotilla

 

1st-29th

Humber, refitting

 

29th

Left Humber on completion for Scapa

 

30th

Arrived Scapa

 

 

 

33. HMS MARNE

 

1st-30th

Tyne for refit and action damage repairs

 

 

 

34. HMS METEOR

 

1st-3rd

Scapa

 

3rd

Left Scapa for Operation S F

 

6th

Returned to Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa for Skaalefiord, arriving p.m. for Operation S F

 

17th

Left Skaalefiord for Scapa, arriving p.m.

 

21st

Left Scapa for Tyne for refit

 

22nd

Arrived Tyne, taken in hand

 

22nd-30th

Tyne, refitting

 

 

 

35. HMS MATCHLESS

 

1st-15th

St John's, Newfoundland for Operation QUADRANT

 

15th

Left St John's for Operation QUADRANT

 

19th

Arrived Clyde, fuelled, and sailed for Scapa

 

20th

Arrived Scapa

 

29th

Left Scapa for Gibraltar for screen of capital ships to United Kingdom

 

29th-30th

On passage to Gibraltar

 

 

 

36. HMS MUSKETEER

 

1st-3rd

At sea on passage to Skaalefiord from Kola Inlet

 

3rd

Arrived Skaalefiord, fuelled and sailed p.m. for Scapa

 

4th

Arrived Scapa, sailing p.m. for Rosyth for boiler cleaning

 

5th

Arrived Rosyth, taken in hand

 

11th

Left Rosyth on completion for Scapa

 

12th

Arrived Scapa

 

21st

Left Scapa for Londonderry for support group in Western Approaches Command

 

22nd-30th

Detached to Western Approaches for Atlantic Support Group

 

 

 

37. HMS MAHRATTA

 

1st-3rd

On passage to Skaalefiord from Kola Inlet (Operation LORRY)

 

3rd

Arrived Skaalefiord, fuelled and sailed fro Scapa

 

4th

Arrived Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with screen of the Battlefleet to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

17th

Left Scapa for Skaalefiord for Operation S F, arriving p.m.

 

19th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

23rd

Returned to Skaalefiord, sailing p.m. for Operation S F

 

27th

Returned to Scapa

 

29th

Left Scapa for Gibraltar for escort of capital ships to United Kingdom

 

29th-30th

On passage to Gibraltar

 

 

 

38. HMCS IROQUOIS

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa for screen of the Battlefleet to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

10th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

39. HMCS ATHABASKAN

 

1st-30th

Plymouth for action damage repairs

 

 

 

40. HMCS HURON

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa for screen of the Battlefield to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

10th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

41. HMCS HAIDA

 

18th

Arrived Scapa from the Tyne to work up and join Third Destroyer Flotilla

 

18th-30th

Scapa, working up

 

 

 

42. ORP PIORUN

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean Command for Force H

 

 

 

43. ORP ORKAN

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa for screen of the Battlefield to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

21st

Left Scapa for Londonderry for Atlantic Support Group

 

22nd

Arrived Londonderry

 

22nd-30th

Detached to Western Approaches Command for Atlantic Support Group

 

 

 

44. HMS SCORPION

 

1st-13th

Scapa

 

13th

Left Scapa for Londonderry for Operation QUADRANT

 

14th

Arrived Londonderry, fuelled and sailed for Operation QUADRANT

 

19th

Returned to Clyde on completion

 

21st

Left Clyde for Scapa with screen of RENOWN

 

22nd

Arrived Scapa with RENOWN

 

23rd

Left Scapa for the Faroes for Operation F S

 

24th

Arrived Skaalefiord

 

26th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

29th

Returned to Skaalefiord

 

30th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

 

 

45. HMS SAVAGE

 

1st

Arrived Skaalefiord from Scapa for Operation S F

 

12th

Left Skaalefiord for Scapa

 

13th

Arrived Scapa

 

16th

Left Scapa for Rosyth for boiler cleaning

 

17th

Arrived Rosyth, taken in hand

 

23rd

Left Rosyth on completion for Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

24th

Arrived Skaalefiord

 

25th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

29th

Returned to Skaalefiord

 

30th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

 

 

46. HMS SAUMAREZ

 

1st-30th

Humber for alterations

 

 

 

47. HMS SCOURGE

 

1st-13th

Scapa

 

13th

Left Scapa for Londonderry for Operation QUADRANT

 

14th

Arrived Londonderry, fuelled and sailed for Operation QUADRANT

 

19th

Returned to the Clyde on completion

 

21st

Left Clyde with screen of RENOWN for Scapa

 

22nd

Arrived Scapa with RENOWN

 

23rd

Left Scapa for Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

24th

Arrived Skaalefiord

 

25th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

29th

Returned to Skaalefiord

 

30th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

 

 

48. HNorMS STORD

 

9th

Arrived Scapa from the Tyne to work up and join the Third Destroyer Flotilla

 

29th

Left Scapa for Gibraltar for screen of capital ships to the United Kingdom

 

30th

on passage to Gibraltar

 

 

 

Eighth Destroyer Flotilla

 

 

 

49. HMS FAULKNOR (Captain (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean Command

 

 

 

50. HMS FURY

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean Command

 

 

 

51. HMS ECHO

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean Command

 

 

 

52. HMS ECLIPSE

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean Command

 

 

 

53. HMS INTREPID

 

1st-26th

Detached to Mediterranean Command

 

26th

Bombed and sunk during air attack in Leros Harbour

 

 

 

54. HMS INGLEFIELD

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean Command

 

 

 

55. HMS IMPULSIVE

 

1st-3rd

At sea with BELFAST and NORFOLK covering Operation LORRY

 

3rd

Returned to Hvalfiord

 

8th

Left Hvalfiord with BELFAST to join the Battlefleet and to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Hvalfiord, sailing p.m. for Scapa

 

12th

Arrived Scapa

 

23rd

Left Scapa for Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

24th

Arrived Skaalefiord

 

25th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

27th

Returned to Skaalefiord

 

28th

Left Skaalefiord for Scapa, arriving p.m.

 

29th

Left Scapa for Hvalfiord

 

30th

At sea on passage to Hvalfiord

 

 

 

Seventeenth Destroyer Flotilla

 

 

 

56. HMS ONSLOW (Captain (D) Seventeenth Destroyer Flotilla)

 

1st-2nd

At sea on Operation S F

 

2nd

Returned to Skaalefiord, sailing p.m. for Scapa

 

3rd

Arrived Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with screen of the Battlefleet to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

29th

Left Scapa for Gibraltar for escort of capital ships to the United Kingdom

 

30th

On passage to Gibraltar

 

 

 

57. HMS OFFA

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean Command

 

 

 

58. HMS ORIBI

 

1st-2nd

At sea on Operation F S

 

2nd

Returned to Skaalefiord

 

13th

Left Skaalefiord for Scapa

 

14th

Arrived Scapa

 

21st

Left Scapa for Londonderry for Atlantic Support Group

 

22nd

Arrived Londonderry

 

22nd-30th

Detached to Western Approaches Command for Atlantic Support Group

 

 

 

59. HMS ONSLAUGHT

 

1st-19th

Humber, refitting

 

19th

Left Humber on completion for Scapa

 

20th

Arrived Scapa

 

20th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

60. HMS OPPORTUNE

 

1st-14th

Halifax for Operation QUADRANT

 

14th

Left Halifax for Operation QUADRANT

 

18th

Returned to Argentia to fuel

 

20th

Left Argentia and joined screen of VICTORIOUS for the Clyde

 

26th

Detached to Londonderry, arriving p.m.

 

27th

Left Londonderry for Scapa

 

28th

Arrived Scapa

 

29th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

61. HMS OBDURATE

 

1st-14th

Halifax for Operation QUADRANT

 

14th

Left Halifax for Operation QUADRANT

 

18th

Returned to Argentia to fuel

 

20th

Left Argentia and joined screen of VICTORIOUS for the Clyde

 

26th

Detached to Scapa

 

27th

Arrived Scapa, sailing p.m. for the Humber for refit

 

28th

Arrived Humber, taken in hand

 

28th-30th

Humber, refitting

 

 

 

62. HMS ORWELL

 

1st-15th

St John's, Newfoundland, for Operation QUADRANT

 

15th

Left St John's for Operation QUADRANT

 

19th

Detached to Scapa

 

20th

Arrived Scapa

 

21st

Left Scapa for Londonderry for Atlantic Support Group

 

22nd-30th

Detached to Western Approaches Command for Atlantic Support Group

 

 

 

63. HMS OBEDIENT

 

1st

Scapa

 

2nd

Left Scapa for Rosyth for boiler cleaning

 

3rd

Arrived Rosyth, taken in hand

 

9th

Left Rosyth on completion for Scapa

 

10th

Arrived Scapa

 

12th

Left Scapa for Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

13th

Arrived Skaalefiord

 

16th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

18th

Returned to Skaalefiord

 

19th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

23rd

Returned to Skaalefiord, sailing p.m. for Operation S F

 

27th

Returned to Scapa

 

29th

Left Scapa for Gibraltar for escort of capital ships to the United Kingdom

 

30th

on passage to Gibraltar

 

 

 

Hunt Class Destroyers

 

 

 

64. HMS MIDDLETON

 

1st

Arrived Skaalefiord from Scapa for Operation S F

 

7th

Left Skaalefiord for Scapa

 

8th

Arrived Scapa

 

10th

Left Scapa for Hvalfiord

 

12th

Arrived Hvalfiord

 

12th-30th

Hvalfiord

 

 

 

65. HMS BLANKNEY

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean Command

 

 

 

66. HMS BRECON

 

1st-30th

Detached to Mediterranean Command

 

 

 

67. HMS BRISSENDEN

 

1st-30th

Liverpool for action damage repairs

 

 

 

Destroyers temporarily attached to the Home Fleet

 

 

 

68. HMS GRENVILLE

 

1st-30th

Detached to Plymouth Command for Operations in the Bay area

 

 

 

69. HMS ULSTER

 

1st-3rd

Rosyth for boiler cleaning

 

3rd

Left Rosyth for Plymouth

 

5th

Arrived Plymouth

 

5th-30th

Detached to Plymouth Command for operations in the Bay of Biscay area

 

 

 

70. HMS SHIKARI

 

1st-5th

Londonderry for repairs

 

5th

Left Londonderry for Scapa

 

6th

Arrived Scapa

 

7th

Left Scapa for Skaalefiord for Operation S F, arriving p m

 

16th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

17th

Returned to Faroes

 

19th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

22nd

Returned to Skaalefiord

 

23rd

Left Skaalefiord for Scapa

 

24th

Arrived Scapa with weather damage

 

26th

Left Scapa for Londonderry for refit and repairs

 

27th

Arrived Londonderry, taken in hand

 

27th-30th

Londonderry, refitting

 

 

 

71. HMS SABRE

 

1st-5th

Scapa

 

5th

Left Scapa for Skaalefiord for Operation S F, arriving p m.

 

11th

Left Skaalefiord for Londonderry for boiler cleaning

 

12th

Arrived Londonderry, taken in hand

 

23rd

Left Londonderry for Scapa

 

24th

Arrived Scapa

 

25th

Left Scapa for Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

26th

Arrived Skaalefiord

 

30th

Left Skaalefiord for Rosyth for alterations and for trials with FOXER apparatus

 

 

 

72. HMS SARDONYX

 

1st-7th

At sea on Operation S F

 

7th

Returned to Skaalefiord

 

16th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

18th

Returned to Skaalefiord

 

19th

Left Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

22nd

Returned to Skaalefiord with weather damage

 

23rd

Left Skaalefiord for Scapa

 

24th

Arrived Scapa for repairs

 

29th

Left Scapa on completion for Skaalefiord for Operation S F

 

30th

Arrived Skaalefiord

 

 

 

73. HMS AMAZON

 

15th

Arrived Scapa from Rosyth for Operation S F

 

26th

Left Scapa for Rosyth for defects and boiler cleaning

 

27th

Arrived Rosyth, taken in hand

 

27th-30th

Rosyth for repairs and boiler cleaning

 

 

 

74. USS FORREST (ComDesDiv 20)

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with screen of the Battlefleet to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

16th

Left Scapa with screen of RANGER for Operation QUADRANT

 

19th

Returned to Scapa

 

19th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

75. USS CORRY

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with screen of the Battlefleet to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

16th

Left Scapa with screen of RANGER for Operation QUADRANT

 

19th

Returned to Scapa

 

19th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

76. USS HOBSON

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with screen of the Battlefleet to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

16th

Left Scapa with screen of RANGER for Operation QUADRANT

 

19th

Returned to Scapa

 

19th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

77. USS ISHERWOOD

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with screen of the Battlefleet to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

14th

Left Scapa for Londonderry on completion of duty with the Home Fleet

 

15th

Arrived Londonderry

 

 

 

78. HMS BELL

 

1st-8th

Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa with screen of the Battlefleet to intercept an enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

14th

Left Scapa for Londonderry on completion of duty with the Home Fleet

 

15th

Arrived Londonderry

 

 

 

79. USS CAPPS

 

17th

Arrived Scapa from the Clyde to join Task Force 121

 

17th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

80. USS FITCH

 

17th

Arrived Scapa from the Clyde to join Task Force 121

 

17th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

Destroyers Attached Temporarily for working up

 

 

 

81. HMS ROCKET

 

1st-8th

Scapa, working up

 

8th

Left Scapa with screen of the Battlefleet to intercept and enemy force attacking Spitzbergen

 

10th

Returned to Scapa

 

19th

Left Scapa for Port Z A for screen of 1st Minelaying Squadron

 

20th

Arrived Port Z A

 

21st

Left Port Z A with the 1st Minelaying Squadron for Operation S N 222 B

 

25th

Arrived Skaalefiord, fuelled and sailed to rejoin 1st Minelaying Squadron

 

28th

Detached to Scapa, arriving a.m.

 

28th-30th

Scapa, working up

 

 

 

82. HMS HARDY

 

1st-19th

Scapa, working up

 

19th

Left Scapa for Port Z A for screen of 1st Minelaying Squadron

 

20th

Arrived Port Z A

 

21st

Left Port Z A with the 1st Minelaying Squadron for Operation S N 222 B

 

25th

Arrived Skaalefiord, fuelled and sailed to rejoin 1st Minelaying Squadron

 

29th

Detached to Scapa, arriving a.m. and sailing p.m. for Gibraltar for escort of capital ships to the United Kingdom

 

30th

On passage to Gibraltar

 

 

 

83. HHelMS THEMISTOCLES

 

1st-2nd

Scapa, working up

 

2nd

Left Scapa on completion of working up for Clyde

 

3rd

Arrived Clyde and for foreign service

 

 

 

84. HMS ZETLAND

 

1st-6th

Scapa, working up

 

6th

Left Scapa on completion for Clyde and for foreign service

 

7th

Arrived Clyde

 

 

 

85. HMS BICESTER

 

1st-12th

Scapa, working up

 

12th

Left Scapa for the Clyde on completion and for foreign service

 

13th

Arrived Clyde

 

 

 

86. HMS JANUS

 

1st-30th

Scapa, working up

 

 

 

87. HMS MALCOLM

 

1st-12th

Scapa, working up

 

12th

Left Scapa for the Clyde on completion and for foreign service

 

13th

Arrived Clyde

 

 

 

88. HMS VENUS

 

4th

Arrived Scapa from Clyde to work up

 

29th

Left Scapa for Gibraltar for escort of capital ships to United Kingdom

 

30th

On passage to Gibraltar

 

 

 

89. HMS VIGILANT

 

14th

Arrived Scapa from the Clyde to work up

 

14th-30th

Scapa, working up

 

 

 

90. HMS TEAZER

 

17th

Arrived Scapa from the Clyde to work up

 

17th-30th

Scapa, working up

 

 

 

First Minesweeping Flotilla

 

 

 

91. HMS HARRIER (Senior Officer, First Minesweeping Flotilla

 

1st-3rd

Detached to Western Approaches Command for minesweeping in the Londonderry area

 

3rd

Left Londonderry on completion for Scapa

 

4th

Arrived Scapa

 

12th

Left Scapa for Seidisfiord for Operation S F

 

14th

Arrived Seidisfiord

 

21st

Left Seidisfiord for Operation S F

 

25th

Returned to Seidisfiord

 

25th-30th

Seidisfiord

 

 

 

92. HMS SEAGULL

 

1st-30th

Humber, refitting

 

30th

Left Humber on completion for Scapa

 

 

 

93. HMS BRITOMART

 

1st-30th

North Russia

 

 

 

94. HMS HUSSAR

 

1st-3rd

Detached to Western Approaches Command for minesweeping in the Londonderry area

 

3rd

Left Londonderry on completion for Scapa

 

4th

Arrived Scapa

 

12th

Left Scapa for Seidisfiord for Operation S F

 

14th

Arrived Seidisfiord

 

21st

Left Seidisfiord for Operation S F

 

25th

Returned to Seidisfiord

 

25th-30th

Seidisfiord

 

 

 

95. HMS SPEEDWELL

 

1st-30th

Leith, refitting

 

30th

Left Leith for Scapa on completion, arriving p.m.

 

 

 

96. HMS GLEANER

 

1st-3rd

Detached to Western Approaches Command for minesweeping in the Londonderry area

 

3rd

Left Londonderry on completion for Scapa

 

4th

Arrived Scapa

 

12th

Left Scapa for Seidisfiord for Operation S F

 

14th

Arrived Seidisfiord, sailing p.m. for Hvalfiord

 

16th

Arrived Hvalfiord

 

17th

Left Hvalfiord for Seidisfiord for Operation S F

 

19th

Arrived Seidisfiord

 

21st

Left Seidisfiord for Operation S F

 

25th

Returned to Seidisfiord

 

25th-30th

Seidisfiord

 

 

 

97. HMS HALCYON

 

1st-30th

Tyne, refitting

 

 

 

98. HMS SALAMANDER

 

1st-3rd

Detached to Western Approaches Command for minesweeping in the Londonderry area

 

3rd

Left Londonderry on completion for Scapa

 

4th

Arrived Scapa

 

8th

Left Scapa for Seidisfiord for Operation S F

 

10th

Arrived Seidisfiord

 

20th

Left Seidisfiord for Reykjavik for boiler cleaning

 

21st

Arrived Reykjavik, taken in hand

 

27th

Left Reykjavik on completion for Seidisfiord

 

29th

Arrived Seidisfiord for Operation S F

 

30th

Seidisfiord

 

 

 

99. HMS JASON

 

1st-30th

North Russia

 

 

 

Fifteenth Minesweeping Flotilla

 

 

 

100. HMS FRASERBURGH (Senior Officer, Fifteenth Minesweeping Flotilla)

 

1st

Left Seidisfiord for Operation S F

 

5th

Returned to Seidisfiord

 

7th

Left Seidisfiord for Scapa

 

10th

Arrived Scapa

 

11th

Left Scapa for Aberdeen for boiler cleaning and leave

 

12th

Arrived Aberdeen, taken in hand

 

24th

Left Aberdeen on completion for Scapa, arriving p.m.

 

24th-30th

Scapa

 

 

 

101. HMS BOOTLE

 

1st-4th

Reykjavik for boiler cleaning

 

4th

Left Reykjavik on completion for Seidisfiord

 

6th

Arrived Seidisfiord for Operation F S

 

21st

Left Seidisfiord for Scapa

 

23rd

Arrived Scapa

 

23rd-30th

Scapa