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conversion at Chatham
refit harbour and sea trials.
Nominated for escort of North Sea convoys.
Rosyth Escort Force.
as escort for East coast convoys.
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January East coast convoy defence in
for support of military operations in Channel area.
Assisted in evacuation from Ostend and
26th Deployed as Senior Naval Officer's ship
for operation to sink two blockships at
(Note : Records of ships carrying troops from Dunkirk do not include this ships
Battle Honour DUNKIRK was awarded to her.)
June Channel deployment in support of military
operations in continuation.
10th Escorted blockships
to block harbour entrance at Dieppe and on completion
for evacuation of personnel from Le Havre.
17th Deployed in
support of evacuation from St Nazaire and the Bay of
convoy escort duty.
August North Sea convoy escort In continuation.
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for patrol and convoy escort in North Sea continued.
control radar (Type 285) fitted for main armament.
aircraft warning radar (Type 286P) was installed during 1942 and later a naval
designed surface warning radar for detection of E-Boats and
submarines was also
installed (Type 271).
order to provide efficient radio telephone communication between escorts for
with aircraft when under attack by E-Boats or aircraft a
suitable RAF equipment was
made available by 1943.
addition radio receivers were fitted to listen to transmissions from E-Boats.
referred to as ‘HEADACHE’ or ‘Y’ Outfits.
details of development and use of radar by RN see RADAR AT SEA by D Howse
and further information about East coast convoy defence is
available in THREE
CORVETTES by N Monsarrat and THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS by P
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January North Sea convoy defence and patrol in
in support of re-occupation operations.
to Nominated for reduction to Reserve.