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9th Attended Review
of Fleet in
10th Remained in commission and took passage
to work up with ships of the
Fleet for operational service
13th Joined 12th Cruiser Squadron for patrol
and interception duties in NW Approaches.
3rd Deployed with HM Cruisers EMERALD,
6th Deployed as Flagship for ships of the
5th and 12th Cruiser Squadrons deployed for Northern
to intercept German mercantiles attempting to return
to home ports and commerce
raiders on passage to attack Atlantic shipping.
2nd Transferred with HM Cruisers EMERALD
and ENTERPRISE for interception of raiders and
for convoy defence in
Took passage to Plymouth before
9th Relieved HM Cruiser BERWICK as escort
for Convoy KJ3 from West Indies to
26th Arrived at Devonport for boiler clean
after detaching from KJ3
7th Embarked gold bullion at Devonport for
Canada as payment for materials
17th On arrival at
Halifax deployed as Senior Officer West
24th Took passage from
Bermuda with HM Cruiser
PERTH (RAN) for interception duties
in West Indies.
1st Deployed on interception
patrol with HMAS PERTH.
3rd Took passage from
Kingston, Jamaica for Halifax.
6th Arrived at
7th Passage to Bermuda.
9th Under repair in Bermuda after condenseritis during patrol.
24th Passage to Halifax.
29th Sailed from Halifax as escort for
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10th Arrived at Portsmouth after arrival
of convoy in Home waters.
11th Taken in hand for
repair by HM Dockyard,
February Under repair.
out Post Repair trials.
8th German invasion
Nominated for service with Home Fleet on completion of trials
12th Took passage to Scapa Flow for support
of military operations in Norway.
16th Joined HM Cruisers
CALCUTTA screened by HM Destroyer
ASHANTI off Alesund
to search tor German destroyers
reported on passage to
19th Under attack by
U38 off Harstad which failed due to torpedo defect.
on patrol off Harstad with HM Cruiser AURORA, HM Destroyers FAULKNOR,
20th Deployed as AA Guardship at Harstad, wearing Flag of FO Norway.
21st Relieved by HMS ENTERPRISE
24th Bombarded enemy positions at Narvik with
HM Battleship WARSPITE, HM Cruisers AURORA,
ENTERPRISE and HM
provided by m Destroyers FAULKNOR, ENCOUNTER, ESCORT, HERO, HAVOCK,
HOSTILE, FOXHOUND. Polish destroyers BLYSKAWICA and GROM.
of troops from VINDICTIVE not carried out because weather conditions made any
assessment of results impossible.
1st Bombarded enemy positions at Akenes with HM Battleship RESOLUTION and HM Cruiser
Norway embarked to witness the bombardment.
Carried out reconnaissance of Ofotfjord.
3rd Further bombardment with HM Cruiser
AURORA in support of planned landings
7th Covered landings at Herjangsfjord north of Narvik by French troops with HMS
and five destroyers .
12th Embarked FO Norway at Harstad and sailed
Collected French Foreign Legion troops at Ballangen
for landing at Herjangs Fjord.
(Note: HMS AURORA also embarked French soldiers.)
13th Passage to Bjervik with
HM Battleship RESOLUTION, HM Cruiser VINDICTIVE and screened
by HM Destroyers HAVELOCK, SOMALI, FAME. BASILISK and WREN.
14th Provided naval gunfire support with HMS
AURORA during landings at Bjerkvik, north
Returned to Harstad on completion.
16th Embarked South Wales Borderers for
passage to Bodo.,
passage with HM Cruisers COVENTRY and
CAIRO screened by HM Destroyers
18th Ran aground at 23
knots on Faksen Shoal in Vestfjord,
near Bliksvoer, when taking short cut.
Position 67.17N 13-58E.
transferred to HMS COVENTRY by HMS
ECHO but equipment including
returned to Bodo with HMS COVENTRY.
details see THE DOOMED EXPEDITION by Jack Adams and Naval Staff History – 2001)
Sunk by HMS MATABELE by gunfire and torpedo.
used to provide guard for local craft manned by Norwegians.