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for duty with Rosyth Escort Force.
in Rosyth Command for convoy defence in North Sea and NW Approaches.
to (For details of naval activities In 1939
see ENGAGE THE ENEMY MORE CLOSELY by
December. C Barnett).
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of deployment extended to cover defence Channel and East Coast convoys.
to (Note : Remained on convoy escort duties
and did not take part directly in evacuation of
May allied troops from Dunkirk in May
11th During escort of
Convoy FN23 under air attack.
Rescued crew of collier HEWORTH which was
sunk after bomb hit.
for North Sea Convoy defence and anti-invasion patrol
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January Coastal convoy defence in continuation.
to (For details of North Sea convoys see THREE CORVETTES
21st Rescued the only 3 survivors from tanker VANCOUVER mined off
Sunk Head Buoy
and set on fire.
(Note : This ship had the highest casualties in any ship lost
off Harwich during WW2
and was on passage to Shellhaven
from Halifax. 45 lives were lost.)
convoy defence in continuation
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with Home Fleet ships covering passage of mercantiles
which had broken
out of Baltic Sea from Sweden (Operation PERFORMANCE).
February Coastal Convoy defence in
to Note : Fitted with fire control radar
(Type 285) for main armament.
December (See RADAR AT SEA by D Howse for details of design and development of RN radar).
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Coastal Convoy defence in continuation.
(Notes : Did not take part in escort and support of allied
landings in Normandy, see
IN NORMANDY JUNE 1944 (HMSO) which lists ships involved).
Additional radar for detection of aircraft and surface targets.
Type 286P fitted and
direction finding outfit for interception of wireless
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Convoy defence in continuation.
to (Note : During this period SCHNORKEL
fitted submarines were concentrating attacks
convoy focal points in Home Waters and Atlantic convoys were re-routed
VE-Day deployed in support of military re-occupation operations.
minesweepers with HM Destroyer
VENOMOUS during clearance operations prior
to entry of allied personnel into Kristiansund,
deployment in continuation