Sloop ordered from HM Dockyard
Chatham under the 1930 Programme in 1929. She was
ordered on 16th March 1931 and laid down on 1st December 1931. The ship was
launched by Mrs Round-Turner on
20th September 1932 as the 3rd RN ship to carry the name previously used by two
minor warships during WW1. The first was sunk by a U-Boat in 1917 and then this
name was used for a Paddle Tug.. Build of this ship was completed on 31st March
1933 and she was commissioned for service in the West Indies. After refit and
re-commissioning in UK during 1938 she resumed duties baaed at Bermuda.
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S e r v i c e
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1 9 3 9
September Deployed for
patrol and contraband control in West Indies.
Based at Trinidad.
1 9 4 0
Indies deployment for convoy escort and patrol in continuation.
Redeployed at Bermuda for convoy defence.
on hand for refit at Bermuda.
September Carried out
post refit trials and on completion resumed convoy defence duties.
Convoy SC3 as escort for passage to Sydney, Cape Breton, Canada.
Passage to UK as convoy escort.
attack by U48 west of Ireland and hit by torpedo.
Sunk in position 56.45N 14.1W.
(Note: Two mercantiles in this convoy were also sunk by U48.
See HITLERíS U-BOAT WAR by C Blair and ALLIED CONVOY SYSTEM
CONVOY ESCORT MOVEMENTS of HMS
by Don Kindell
These convoy lists have not been cross-checked with the text above
Date convoy sailed
Joined convoy as escort
Date convoy arrived
(Note on Convoys)