10th Damaged on slip during air raid at Greenock and launched prematurely.
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and completion in hand.
10th Accepted into
service with 11th Destroyer Flotilla in Eastern Fleet.
Passage to Scapa Flow to work-up with Home
completion of work-up deployed with Home Fleet at Scapa Flow.
for foreign service and took passage to Freetown.
25th Sailed from Freetown to join Flotilla in Indian Ocean.
Deployed for convoy defence in South Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
October Indian Ocean deployment in
with Flotilla for Fleet duties based in Ceylon.
for convoy defence and patrol off west coast of India
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defence and patrol in continuation.
to February Deployed
for defend of convoys between Men and Durban.
with Flotilla in Indian
Ocean for Fleet
escort, patrol and
convoy defence in Indian Ocean.
12th Part of escort for HM Aircraft Carrier
BATTLER, HM Cruisers SUFFOLK
and NEWCASTLE with HM Destroyer QUADRANT during search in Indian
for German U-Boat supply BRAKE. On interception by aircraft BRAKE
Fleet deployment in continuation.
details of operations in Indian Ocean see OPERATION PACIFIC by E Gray,
ENGAGE THE ENEMY MORE CLOSELY by Corelli Barnett and
WITH JAPAN (HMSO).
with Fleet units off Burma and bombarded Martaban.
19th Part of destroyers screen for Force 60
with HM Destroyers QUALITY,
QUICKMATCH, ROTHERHAM, RACEHORSE, RELENTLESS
(Note: Major warships in Force 60 were HM Aircraft Carrier
Battlecruiser RENOWN, French battleship RICHELIEU, HM Cruisers
NIGERIA, KENYA and CEYLON.)
25th Deployed with Flotilla as screen for
Eastern Fleet major units covering carrier
operations by HM Aircraft Carriers VICTORIOUS and
targets at Sabang, Sumatra.
completion bombarded shore targets (Operation CRIMSON).
Taken in hand for refit by HM Dockyard Simonstown.
to rejoin Flotilla at Trincomalee on completion of post refit
Resumed Flotilla duties with East Indies Fleet
deployment in continuation.
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duties with Flotilla in continuation.
Force 68 for offensive patrols and bombarded Cocos
ROCKET, RAPID and ROTHERHAM
(Operations OFFICE and training.)
above references for details
Fleet duties in continuation.
13th Bombarded Letapan, Burma
27th Deployed in Force 63 as screen for major
Fleet units providing cover for
landings at Rangoon (Operation DRACULA).
30th Deployed in Force 62 and bombarded
Matapan with HM Destroyers
RACEHORSE and REDOUBT (Operation GABLE.)
. (Note: Operation also included interception of enemy
1st Took part in
bombardments at Car Nicobar with Flotilla.
(Operations BISHOP and GABLE).
HMS NIGERIA with HMS REDOUBT and HMS RACEHORSE as
Force 63 during search for Japanese warships evacuating
Nicobars and Andamans.
from Trincomalee with HMS NIGERIA, HM Destroyers
and REDOUBT as Force 63 to reinforce Eastern Fleet ships
during interception of Japanese warships on passage to Indian Ocean for
support of evacuation from Nicobars.
Fleet screen during attacks on Japanese ships
. (See above
18th Deployed with HM Destroyers RACEHORSE, ROTHERHAM, REDOUBT
and RELENTLESS as screen for ships of 21st Aircraft Carrier
part of Force 63..
(Note: Squadron comprised HM Escort Carriers STALKER,
and AMEER, HM Cruisers ROYALIST and SUFFOLK and was
carrying out photo-reconnaissance flights over southern Malaya
5th Deployed with HMS NIGERIA, HM Destroyers ESKIMO and
to cover minesweeping operations off Malaya
and Nicobar Islands.
Took part in
bombardment of Nacowry
(Note: Planned landings in Malay (Operation ZIPPER) was
to American insistence and problems relating to return of
from SEAC in the PYTHON scheme. See above references, THE
by J Winton and Final Report from the
Commander SEAC (HMSO).
August Passage with Eastern Fleet to await approval for landings.
September Remained in Eastern Fleet for
support duties during ZIPPER landings.
FLEETS by J De Winser)
On release from
ZIPPER joined Flotilla at Singapore for support of the
October Passage to Simonstown