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forward from Maintenance Reserve at Rosyth and commissioned for attendance
at the Royal Review of the Reserve Fleet.
in commission and joined 15th Destroyer Flotilla at Rosyth.
Deployed for convoy defence and patrol in North Sea.
for conversion to Anti-Aircraft Escort (WAIR)
(See General Information and BRITISH DESTROYERS by Edgar March).
in hand for refit and conversion.
November Under refit and conversion.
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January Refit and conversion in
to (Note : Pennant Number for visual
signalling purposes changed to L38 to conform
new identity for Fleet and Auxiliary vessels.)
refit trials and preparation for convoy escort duty.
on convoy escort duty in North Sea.
to (For details of East Coast convoy defence
see THREE CORVETTES by N. Monsarrat
December and THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS by P.
(Note : Ships based on east coast were deployed for
anti-invasion patrols after July 1940)
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defence and interception patrol in continuation.
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January Detached for duty with Home
Fleet based at Scapa
blockade runners carrying steel products from Sweden during passage in
North Sea. (Operation PERFORMANCE)
(Note : Cover was provided by Home Fleet units.)
February Resumed North Sea convoy defence and interception duties
March North Sea deployment in continuation.
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Channel for convoy defence and patrol duty.
to (For details of naval operations in English Channel see HOLD THE NARROW SEA by P Smith)
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for convoy defence and patrol in North Sea.
to (Note : Remained in North Sea and not detached for defence
of invasion convoys
December during Normandy landings
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January North Sea convoy defence in
Atlantic convoys had been re-routed through English Channel after German
were no longer from bases in France. In addition there was an
increase in activity of 'Schnorkel'
fitted U-Boats that were concentrating in
convoy focal points. As a result the number of escorts was
convoy defence in continuation.
to (For details of German submarine
deployments in 1945 see ENGAGE THE ENEMY
CLOSELY by Corelli Barnett, SEEK. AND STRIKE by P Hackmann). and
U-BOAT WAR by C Blair.)