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September Deployed with the Hong Kong
3rd Nominated for patrol duties to
intercept German merchant shipping in China Sea.
October Nominated for conversion to
(Note: HM Destroyers TENEDOS and THANET of this Class
and serving on the
China Station were also designed for this role. (See
Special Note below.)
these ships was 2,750 miles at 15 knots or 1210 miles at
18th Taken in hand for conversion by HM
Dockyard, Hong Kong.
(Note: Torpedo Tubes and after gun mounting were removed to
allow the fit of
discharge rails for a total of 40 mines.)
21st Laid defensive minefield in Lantau
Channel with HMS THANET and a requisitioned
naval auxiliary HMS MAN
YEUNG. 83 mines were laid.
(Note: MAN YEUNG was designed for use as a Ferry.)
27th On completion prepared for further minelay.
28th Laid another defensive mine field at Shap,
31st Reverted to general duties role on completion of Shap lay.
and interception duties in continuation.
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January Interception Patrol deployment
with Flotilla in continuation.
(Note: Pennant Number for visual signalling purposes was
86 in May)
January Nominated for minelaying
Taken in hand for conversion.
23rd Laid extension to west Lamma Field
with HMS MAN YEUNG.
138 mines were
Minelaying deployment in continuation.
11th Further extension of West Lamma Field with HMS MAN YEUNG.
140 mines laid.
reverted to general duties role with Flotilla.
March Hong Kong patrol duties in continuation.
October Nominated for minelaying
duty and taken in hand for conversion.
21st Laid further extension to West Lamma
Field with HMS MAN YEUNG.
(Note: This improvement of defensive minefields at Hong Kong was
increased threat of Japanese attacks in southern area and in
with measures agreed with the USA. See WAR WITH JAPAN (HMSO).)
For details of
all minelaying operations see Naval Staff History (Mining)
which also describes types of mine and types of Fields.)
November Deployed at Hong Kong and
prepared for war Service.
(Note: Nominated for lay of two minefields near Mirs Bay to protect east side of the
from landings and a third to close the western entry to main
anchorage and harbour.)
December Hong Kong deployment for minelays
8th Following Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour laid Field in Kap Shuin Muni
between Green Island and Tsing Yi to close western
entrance to harbour.
(Note: A gap had been left to allow freedom of traffic
between Macau and
The other two
destroyers in the Local Flotilla, HMS SCOUT and HMS
THANET of Local
Flotilla were transferred to Singapore via Manila for escort
duties after Japanese declaration of war.)
. Under air attacks
during minelay but was undamaged.
On completion of
minelay deployed for patrol in Lamma, Lantau and Lema islands
area to intercept shipping attempting to carry out landings.
10th Patrol deployment in continuation and under air attacks,
Took part in attacks on craft attempting to land Japanese troops on
(Note: During replenishment periods in Dockyard, taken in hand
removal of minelaying equipment and replacement of
evacuation of personnel from Stonecutters Island
11th Patrol deployment and conversion to
destroyer role in continuation.
12th Despatched with two Motor Torpedo boats to foot of Devils Peak to evacuate army
Rearguard from Kowloon During this operation one MTB was
hit and taken in tow.
. Landed army
personnel at Aberdeen and returned to Dockyard at Victoria to continue
13th Conversion work by HM Dockyard in continuation,
to (Note: Colony was under air attacks
and fire from enemy units ashore in
15th Dockyard work completed and sailed under shore fire to resume
nightfall to carry out attack on enemy ships embarking troops in
Kowloon Bay for attack on Hong Kong Island.
Grounded during passage near Lamma
ruptured fuel tank
. (Note: Ship was at high speed and serious flooding
was contained but ship developed
16th Engaged shipping in Kowloon Bay and sank several small vessels.
Took passage to Aberdeen under shore
revealed major structural damage and docking required.
Owing to bomb
damage during persistent attacks Dock Gates could not be opened and
planned repair impossible.
sustained by ship's company included three killed.
abandon ship made and stores with other portable equipment landed.
(Note: Repair to damaged fuel tank rendered impossible a
passage from Hong Kong
as insufficient fuel would be available.)
17th Ship sailed from Aberdeen and deliberately run aground between Repulse Bay and
(Note: Arrangements made for Floating Crane to attend wreck
for removal of 4in guns
an Torpedo Tubes. Guns were intended for use ashore.)
. Primers placed
for detonation of explosives to prevent ship falling into
18th Planned removals not carried out due to extent of enemy
occupation and the Ship's
company ordered to take up military duties to assist
Canadian Army units in defence
of the area.
. (Note: This decision resulted in
the deaths of many of the ship's company in defence
of the Colony before its surrender on 25th December 1941 and later during
24th Japanese began salvage of wrecked ship
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Under repair on completion of salvage
taken into service as Patrol Vessel IJN110.
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Deployed by Imperial Japanese Navy as IJN110.
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January IJN service in continuation.