1 93 9
Fleet after being used as an accommodation ship.
on trade protection duty in Atlantic.
Hunting Force N in Caribbean for interception of German raiders and
trade protection with French battleship STRASBOURG.
duties in western Atlantic.
to Indian Ocean in continuation of interception duty.
1 9 4 0
trade defence and interception duties in Indian Ocean.
31st Deployed with HM Cruiser CUMBERLAND to
cover passage of Convoy US3
ANZAC troops to UK.
to Atlantic for convoy defence and interception duties.
8th Joined escort for US3 until relieved
by HM Aircraft Carrier ARGUS on 12th June.
23rd Joined HM Cruiser DORSETSHIRE in
surveillance of Vichy warships at Dakar.
6th Escorted by HMS DORSETSHIRE and HM
Australian Cruiser AUSTRALIA made
attacks on French battleship RICHELIEU at Dakar with SWORDFISH
convoy defence and interception duties in Atlantic.
Hunting Group based at St. Helena for interception duties.
out search for German battleship SCHEER in South Atlantic Ocean with
1 9 4 1
to Indian Ocean.
in support of shore military operations in Eritrea.
out air strike on troops and ships.
support of military operations and made air attacks on Mogadishu and
22nd Sailing with light cruiser CAPETOWN, and
joined by HM Heavy Cruisers AUSTRALIA,
CANBERRA (both RAN) and SHROPSHIRE, and HM Cruisers HAWKINS,
ENTERPRISE and GLASGOW to search for the German battleship
24th Search called off and resumed convoy
in Indian Ocean in continuation.
for duty in Persian Gulf to cover allied operations in Iran after a
military operations and aircraft made attacks on shore targets.
in collision with HM Armed Merchant Cruiser CORFU.
to South Africa
repair in HM Dockyard Simonstown.
convoy defence in Indian Ocean.
16th At Capetown with HM Battleship PRINCE OF
WALES on passage to join Force Z
Singapore. Not deployed with Force Z because of lack of speed.
refit at Durban.
1 9 4 2
refit at Durban.
completion resumed convoy defence duties in Indian Ocean.
26th At Trincomalee and joined Eastern Fleet
31st Joined HM Battleships RAMILLIES,
REVENGE, RESOLUTION and ROYAL
SOVEREIGN in Force B of Eastern Fleet to
support HM Battleship WARSPITE
HM Aircraft Carrier INDOMITABLE, HM Cruiser EMERALD
and HM Cruiser
ENTERPRISE (Force A) during search for
Japanese warships in Indian Ocean.
4th Detached to take passage to Trincomalee and prepare for
8th Remained south of Ceylon after
Japanese air attacks and had no serviceable
9th Under attack by Japanese aircraft off
Ceylon and sank after being hit by no
fewer than forty 250 lb Bombs. 306 of her ship's
company lost their lives.
(Casualty List -
HM Australian Destroyer VAMPIRE was also sunk in
(For details of operations against Japanese warships
in Indian Ocean during
March to April 1942 see OPERATION PACIFIC by E.
Escort Movements of HMS
by Don Kindell
These convoy lists have not been
cross-checked with the text above
Date convoy sailed
Joined convoy as escort
Date convoy arrived
(Note on Convoys)