1 9 3 9
forward for service from Reserve.
for Atlantic convoy defence.
to (For details of naval activities in Home
waters during 1939-40 see Naval Staff
and ENGAGE THE ENEMY MORE CLOSELY by Corelli Barnett)
1 9 4 0
6th Joined outward Convoy OG13 on
formation in SW Approaches with HM Destroyer
WINCHELSEA as escort during initial stage of passage to Gibraltar.
8th Detached from OG13 and took passage to
join escort for inward Convoy HG13 during passage
10th Detached from HG13 on arrival at Liverpool
February Convoy Escort
deployment in SW Approaches in continuation.
1st Joined outward Convoy OG20 on
formation in SW Approaches with HM Sloop LEITH as
during initial stage of passage to Gibraltar
2nd Detached from OG20 and took passage to
join escort for inward HG20 during passage to
3rd Joined inward Convoy HG23 as relief
for HM Sloop ABERDEEN.
6th Detached from HG23 with HMS LEITH.
7th Joined HM destroyer WAKEFUL, HM Sloops
ENCHANTRESS and SANDWICH as escort for
inward Convoy HG24 during final stage of passage into Liverpool.
May Transferred to More Command.
Deployed for support of evacuation of allied troops and personnel.
Number for visual signalling purposes changes to I53.
12th Escorted HM Destroyer CODRINGTON
carrying Dutch Royal family with HM Destroyer
VIVACIOUS from Hook of Holland (Operation
23rd Deployed with HM Destroyers WILD SWAN
and VENOMOUS for evacuation of British
troops from Boulogne
entry came under fire from French shore battery which had been taken over during
German advance into port.
seven times and set on fire aft with additional casualties, including fatalities
part of ship.
grounded temporarily but able to come clear
to Dover with HM Destroyers WILD SWAN and VENOMOUS that
had silenced fire
from the shore battery.
(Note: No troops were embarked.)
June Under repair.
completion resumed convoy defence and patrol duties in Nore Command.
for patrol and convoy defence in North Sea and Thames Estuary.
19th Mined off Knob Buoy, Thames Estuary and
sank in position 51.33N 01.01E