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with D19 at Harwich for convoy escort aid patrol duty in
Detached for duty In Western Approaches.
on convoy defence in Atlantic.
details of naval activities in Horn Waters during 1939-40 see ENGAGE THE
December ENEMY MORE CLOSELY by Corelli Barnett).
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January Passage to
13th Joined HM Sloop ENCHANTRESS, HM Destroyers BROKE, KEPPEL and
WALKER as escort for
inward Convoy HG15F during passage to Liverpool.
19th Detached from HG15F with escort on arrival at
31st Deployed with HM Destroyers WHITSHED and WITHERINGTON as
outward Convoy OG16 during passage to
Gibraltar on formation in SW Approaches.
and took passage with escort ships to join inward Convoy HG16 in passage
Escorted HG16 in SW Approaches with HM Destroyer WOLVERINE.
3rd Detached from HG16 with HMS WOLVERINE
on arrival at
24th Deployed with HM Destroyers MACKAY and WHITSHED to join HM
and LEITH in escort for inward Convoy HG19 during passage from
27th Detached from HG19 with escort on arrival at Liverpool .
March Convoy defence in Western
Approaches Command in continuation.
Number for visual signalling purposes changed to I41 to conform with new
identities for all RN ships.
12th Sent to Amsterdam to collect
stocks of industrial diamonds.
AMSTERDAM - See ADVENTURE IN DIAMONDS by D
on convoy escort and patrol duty in
6th Detached for escort of HM Auxiliary
Minelayer TEVIOT BANK and HM Minelayer
PLOVER with HM Destroyer GALLANT for Minelay in East Coast Barrier.
details of all minelaying operations see Naval Staff History (MINING).
10th Escorted HMS TEVIOT BANK and HMS PLOVER
with HMS GALLANT for further
minelay in East Coast Barrier (Operation SN12)
14th Escorted HMS TEVIOT BANK and HMS PLOVER
with HMS GALLANT for third
minelay in east Coast Barrier (Operation SN14)
Resumed Flotilla escort and patrol duties on completion.
July Flotilla duties in continuation.
deployed on anti-invasion patrol in
North Sea and Eastern Channel
28th Came under dive
bombing attack at
Dover and sustained
damage to turbines.
in hand for repair at
Resumed Flotilla duties on completion.
North Sea convoy escort and patrol in
16th Detached for escort
of HM Monitor EREBUS during bombardment of Calais.
28th Detonated magnetic mine off Sunk LV and
Towed to Sheerness.
to London commercial shipyard for repair.
off and taken in hand by Green and Silley Weir.
December Under repair.
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19th Prepared for operational service
Carried out poet refit harbour and sea trials.
22nd Passage to Scapa Flow for work-up
with HM Destroyer ST ALBANS.
24th Exercised with HM Cruisers
EDINBURGH during gunnery shoot.
Aberdeen from Lerwick.
19th Joined HM Battleship KING GEORGE V, HM
Battlecruiser HOOD and five Home Fleet
destroyer for exercises.
17th Part of escort for
HM Battleship PRINCE OF WALES during shoot.
19th Passage to London for repair of
defects arising since refit.
21st Taken in hand for
6th Joined 16th Destroyer Flotilla at
Harwich for North Sea Convoy escort.
13th Under air attack
during escort of
North Sea convoy.
25th Detached to escort
HMS TEVIOT BANK for minelay in East Coast Barrier. (Operation BS65).
Rejoined Flotilla on completion.
escort duties in continuation.
details of North Sea Convoy escort see THREE CORVETTES by
27th Deployed on E-Boat patrols in addition
to escort duties.
August Flotilla duties in continuation at Harwich.
2nd Taken in hand for
12th Passage to rejoin
Flotilla at Harwich.
13th Resumed Flotilla
North Sea escort and patrol in
14th Taken in hand for
November Harwich deployment in continuation.
3rd Withdrawn for
16th Resumed escort and patrol duties.
4th Sustained structural damaged after
hitting mine which did not explode.
8th Under repair at
12th Resumed Flotilla
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North Sea escort and patrol in
14th Detached to escort
SUFFOLK from Rosyth
15th Resumed convoy escort with HM Escort
17th Destroyed Do 217
18th Convoy escort
12th Joined Flotilla exercises with HM
Destroyers CAMPBELL, VIVACIOUS, WORCESTER of
Destroyer Flotilla and HM Destroyers MACKAY, WHITSHED and WALPOLE of 16th
12th Diverted to make torpedo attacks on
German warships SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU and
EUGEN during their passage from
machinery defect and withdrawn from operation.
Came under air attack by WELLINGTON aircraft
during passage to Harwich.
(Note: Driven off by German fighters!)
20th Under repair.
completion resumed Flotilla convoy defence and patrol duties.
13th Deployed with HM Destroyers BLENCATHRA,
CALPE, FERNIE and
WINDSOR to support an
interception operation by Light Coastal Forces to attack
German raider MICHEL
details see THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS by P Scott and Hold THE NARROW
SEA by P Smith).
(Note: MICHEL (SCHIFF 28) eluded attacks and was sunk by
US submarine TARPON east of
Yokohama on 17th
15th Resumed Convoy Escort and patrol duty in
defence and patrol in continuation.
29th Detached to take part in Combined
Operations exercise and embarked Canadian troops in
(Note: This was in preparation for the attack at
Dieppe which failed (Operation
5th Resumed Flotilla
duties on return to Harwich.
1st Detached for service with Home Fleet
and took passage to Scapa Flow with HM Destroyers
MONTROSE, WINDSOR and WORCESTER.
3rd Took part in
Exercises with Home Fleet ships.
10th Escorted HM Cruiser
Scapa Flow to Rosyth.
14th Took passage to Hvalfjord, Iceland with
16th Joined HM Battleship DUKE OF
YORK, HM Cruiser
LONDON, HM Destroyers
IMPULSIVE and US Navy ships.
17th Carried out Anti-submarine patrol off Iceland .
20th Escorted HM Cruisers
CUMBERLAND with HM Destroyers IMPULSIVE
Detached for anti-submarine search operation.
24th Carried out
further anti-submarine patrols off Iceland.
25th Boiler clean at
28th Deployed for anti submarine operations
off Iceland with HM Destroyers WORCESTER
2nd HM Battleship ANSON arrived for Russian
Convoy covering duty.
5th A/S patrols off
6th Met Russian Convoy PQ18(?) on passage to
Iceland from Loch Ewe.
damage to the underwater Dome unit of the Anti-Submarine detection equipment
(ASDIC) and detached to return to Iceland.
9th Passage to
Scapa Flow for repair
11th Under repair at
17th Escorted ss LADY OF MAN to Lerwick.
18th Deployed on patrol
25th Nominated for
repair to underwater fittings at Tilbury.
26th Passage to Thames.
28th Taken in hand for
8th Resumed East Coast convoy defence and
patrol with 16th Destroyer Flotilla at Harwich with
HM Escort Destroyers QUORN, HAMBLEDON and ATHERSTONE.
9th In action against E-Boats
21st Boiler Cleaning.
26th Resumed Flotilla
1st Deployed for
North Sea convoy defence and patrol
19th Nominated far detached duty with Home
21st Passage to Scapa Flow with HM
Destroyers MACKAY, MONTROSE and WORCESTER.
23rd Escorted HM Battleship HOWE, HM Cruiser
CARLISLE and HM Auxiliary Merchant
FORFAR with HMS MACKAY, HMS MONTROSE and HMS WORCESTER.
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2nd Carried out exercises
with HMS WINDSOR.
3rd Boiler clean
8th Deployed as Local Escort for returning
Russian Convoy RA51 during final stage of passage from
Iceland to Loch Ewe.
(For details of all the Russian Convoy operations see CONVOYS TO
RUSSIA by R A
CONVOYS by R Woodman, CONVOY I by P Keep and THE RUSSIAN CONVOYS
by B Sohoefield).
9th Carried out
exercises with Polish destroyer ORP PIORUN.
11th Took part in Home Fleet exercises with
HM Battleships HOWE and MALAYA, HM Cruisers
BELFAST, SUSSEX, HM
Destroyers LEDBURY, MONTROSE, EASTON and US Navy
13th Took passage to
Iceland with passengers and mail for HM
Cruisers CUMBERLAND and
21st Returned to Scapa Flow for repair to
22nd Under repair including
30th On completion deployed at
Scapa Flow as Emergency Destroyer.
1st Passage to
Harwich with HMS MONTROSE to rejoin Flotilla.
3rd Resumed convoy escort and patrol duty
4th Deployed patrols to intercept E-Boats
in Thames Estuary.
6th Escorted convoy to
8th Deployed for North Sea convoy
7th De-ammunitioned at Sheerness prior to refit.
8th Taken in hand for
April Under refit.
24th Resumed escort and patrol duties in
Flotilla with HM Destroyers CATTISTOCK,
and Norwegian GLAISDALE
Sea Convoy defence and patrol in continuation.
25th In action with E-Boats during patrol
details of increase in enemy E-Boat activity (See
BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS by
Sea Convoy defence and patrol in continuation.
6th Carried out torpedo firing exercises
with HM Destroyers MONTROSE and WORCESTER
against HM Cruisers DAUNTLESS and
November North Seas duties with Flotilla in continuation.
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January Flotilla duties in continuation.
for refit by HM Dockyard Chatham.
21st Taken in hand for
out post refit harbour and sea trials.
29th Resumed Flotilla
duties at Harwich.
30th Convoy defence and patrol in
for escort of convoys for Normandy
landings based In Thames
to 133rd Escort Group with HM Corvette ORCHIS and two Motor Launches from
details of activities prior to and during Normandy landings see OPERATION NEPTUNE
Edwards, LANDINGS IN NORMANDY June 1944 (HMSO) and D DAY SHIPS by
. Took part in preparatory Convoy defence, patrol and other
3rd Escorted Convoy
ETC1 (6 AA ships and and Ammunition Supply Ship) from Southend.
4th Returned to Southend after
NEPTUNE landings postponed for 24
5th Passage with
ETC1 to position off Beachy Head and under fire when in Dover
arrival in Solent detached for escort of later convoys from
6th Commenced Daily Cycle of escort duty
for convoys to beachhead beginning with Convoy
8th Daily Cycle in continuation.
completion of NEPTUNE regained deployed for Channel convoy escort.
1st Resumed convoy escort and petrol with
Flotilla in Channel and North Sea.
17th In action with E-Boats with HM Destroyer
OPPORTUNE and 4 MTB's during defence convoy
September Flotilla duties in continuation.
8th Deployed on patrol to intercept
E-Boats in North Sea..
defence and patrol in North Sea in continuation.
22nd In action against E-Boats in south of Scheldt with HM Frigate CURZON and
Light Coastal Forces
E-Boats sunk and another damaged.
defence and patrol duties in continuation.
12th During patrol with FM Frigates CURZON,
RIOU and TORRINGTON engaged three E-Boats
minelaying NW of Ostend sinking S192.
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for Anti-E-Boat patrols.
6th Hit and exploded floating mine abreast
forward Boiler Room on port side.,
of ships company were killed and five seriously
caused list and ship was disabled without propulsion or electric power.
Initial tow to Sheerness by HM Frigate RUTHERFORD taken over by
10th Transferred to
Constructive Total Loss on survey and placed on Disposal List.
8th Sold for breaking