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for foreign service at Hong Kong.
in Mediterranean having been diverted during passage to Hong Kong to
join Local Flotilla
Carried out contraband control duty.
October Mediterranean patrol in continuation.
to Transferred for escort of Atlantic convoys.
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January Atlantic and Mediterranean patrol and convoy defence in
to Western Approaches for Atlantic convoy escort duty.
Part of Escort for Convoy HG53 from Gibraltar to Cape Finisterre.
on Atlantic convoy defence.
18th Joined Atlantic Convoy HX73 from Halifax
to UK with H M Destroyer WHITEHALL,
Minesweeper JASON, HM Corvettes HIBISCUS, HELIOTROPE,
and ARABIS, HM Trawlers LADY
ELSA, BLACKFLY and ANGLE.
Dutch submarine O.21 was also part of the escort
as an ‘experiment' for attack on
19th Under attack by group of U-Boats
during which 12 merchant ships were sunk and two
damaged, representing 24.5%
of the convoy.
(Note: This disastrous
event highlighted the failure of the escort and resulted in a
drastic re-appraisal of
techniques - See THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC
by D MacIntyre
and U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC (HMSO).
30th Ran aground on Isle of Tiree and