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with 17th Destroyer Flotilla at Plymouth for convoy defence and
patrol in SW
5th Escorted Convoy GC from Clyde with HM Destroyers
VIVACIOUS, WAKEFUL and
Approaches convoy defence deployment in continuation.
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defence in Channel and SW Approaches.
to (Note: Not deployed for evacuation of
troops from Dunkirk or French Channel ports)
escort of Convoy CW6 with HM Destroyer GALLANT came under air attacks.
damage from near miss and towed to Dover by HMS GALLANT.
August Under repair by HM Dockyard, Chatham.
December Post refit trials.
Nominated for service in Western Approaches on completion.
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completion joined Western Approaches Command for Atlantic convoy defence.
February Atlantic convoy defence in
to (Note : Western Approaches escorts
previously based at Plymouth transferred to Liverpool).
for conversion to Long Range Escort
V&W DESTROYERS by A Preston..
in hand for conversion by Green and Silley Weir
September Under refit and conversion.
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January Under refit and conversion.
August Work-up for Atlantic escort duties.
to Nominated for service with 2nd Escort
H M Destroyers HESPERUS, WHITEHALL, HM Corvettes CAMPANULA
GENTIAN, HEATHER and MIGNONETTE in Group
for defence of Atlantic convoys.
Escorted Convoy HX213.
from HX213 to join escort of Convoy SC107.
3rd Drove off U-Boat attacks on SC107 with
HM Corvette CELANDINE after detection of
radio transmissions from U-Boat.
details of tactics used in defence and attacks during Battle of the Atlantic see U-BOAT
IN THE ATLANTIC (HMSO), THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC by D. MacIntyre
SEEK AND STRIKE by W Hackmann).
Convoy HX219 with HMS HESPERUS.
30th Took part in
sustained depth charge attacks on U357 with HMS HESPERUS.
forced to surface and rammed by both ships and sunk.
U-BOATS DESTROYED by P Kemp. Seven of crew were rescued.
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January Under repair to structural
Rejoined Group on completion.
of escort for Convoy SC118 with HM Destroyers VIMY and BEVERLEY, HM Corvettes
MIGNONETTE, ABELIA, French LOBELIA and US Navy Coastguard Cutter
U-Boat wireless transmissions and despatched HMS VIMY and HMS BEVERLEY
to carrying out anti-submarine operations.
(Note : U187 was attacked by depth charges and forced to
surface after which she was engaged
by surface gunfire and sunk. See above references.45 survivors
Convoy SC118 subsequently came under attacks by U-Boats of
U-boat Groups until 9th February. See HITLER'S U-BOAT WAR by
Blair and U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC (HMSO).
convoy defence with Group in continuation.
to Nominated for withdrawal from Atlantic convoy defence after new
escorts came into service.
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service terminated and prepared for conversion to Air Target Ship.
as Target Ship for training of aircrew in shipping attacks.
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Target Ship duty in continuation