9 4 3
9 4 4
Commissioned for service.
Build completion and commenced
On completion of trials and storing took
passage to Scapa
Worked-up for service with 10th Cruiser
Squadron, Home Fleet.
deployed in NW Approaches for convoy
defence and interception.
Joined escort for Russian Convoy JW58
with HM Escort Aircraft Carriers
screened by HM Destroyers IMPULSIVE,
OBEDIENT, OFFA, ONSLAUGHT, ONSLOW,
ORIBI, ORWELL, SAUMAREZ,
VENUS and Norwegian STORD (Operation
(For details of all Russian Convoy
operations see CONVOYS TO RUSSIA by RA Ruegg,
THE RUSSIAN CONVOYS by B Schoefield,
CONVOY ! by
P Kemp and RUSSIAN
CONVOYS by R
for returning convoy RA58 with Fleet
Detached and rejoined Home Fleet.
Independent passage to Murmansk
with HM Escort Carriers ACTIVITY and
and 6th Escort Group to escort empty
ships returning from Russia.
Escorted returning convoy RA59 with HMS
FENCER and Fleet destroyers.
Detached and rejoined Home Fleet
Detached for support duty during Normandy
landings in Bombarding Force E.
Sailed from Clyde
with HM Cruiser BELFAST escorted by HM
Destroyers ULSTER and
URCHIN as Convoy
Bombarded Battery at Beny
in accordance with Pre-arranged Fire
gunfire support as required.
Deployed with Eastern Task Force on
completion of Assault Phase.
Damaged in collision with RHINO Ferry
area with HM Battleship RODNEY, HM
Monitor ROBERTS, HM Cruisers
ARGONAUT and BELFAST to support military operations to
break-out from coastal
Transferred to Plymouth Command for
interception of evacuation convoys in Bay
(For details o Channel operations see
HOLD THE NARROW SEA
by P Smith).
Damaged slightly by German explosive
motor boat (LINSEN) attack off Normandy.
Deployed with HM Destroyer ONSLOW and
Polish destroyer ORP PIORUN as Force 28
sweeps in Bay
minesweeper (SPERBRECHER 7) near La
Attacked targets on Ile
HMS ONSLOW and ORP PIORUN.
Rejoined Home Fleet at Scapa Flow.
Part of escort for Russian Convoy JW60
with HM Escort Carriers CAMPANIA and
STRIKER screened by Fleet destroyers
Released on arrival at Kola Inlet.
Joined escort for returning convoy RA60
with HM Battleship RODNEY and escorting
Rejoined Home Fleet at Scapa Flow.
Under repair at Rosyth.
Senior Officer of Force 3 escorting HM
Escort Carriers PREMIER and PURSUER for
minelay in Karm
Fleet destroyers (Operation HANDFAST).
(For details of all minelaying
operations see Naval Staff History
Escorted HM Aircraft Carrier IMPLACABLE,
HM Escort Carriers TRUMPETER and
PREMIER for joint
air minelay and shipping strikes in Karm
eight Fleet destroyers.
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Joined Russian Convoy JW63 with HM
Escort Carrier VINDEX to reinforce anti-
(Note: HM Destroyers
, SAVAGE, SCOURGE,
SERAPIS, ZAMBESI, ZEBRA,
HM Canadian Destroyers SIOUX, ALGONQUIN
and the Norwegian destroyer
STORD were deployed as Fighting
HM Destroyers KEPPEL, WALKER, WESTCOTT,
HM Sloops CYGNET, LARK,
HM Corvettes ALNWICK CASTLE, BAMBOROUGH
CASTLE, BLUEBELL and
RHODODENDRON formed Closer Escort.
Returned with Convoy RA63 which was
forced to shelter in Faeroes from
Resumed Home Fleet duties.
In action with HM Cruiser MAURITIUS
against German destroyers of 4th
Flotilla which were
Sea from Bergen. German Z31 was damaged
and enemy ships
abaft fore funnel from 5.9in shell.
(Note: Other 2 destroyers (Z34 and Z38)
made transit next day).
Under repair for two weeks.
Rejoined Home Fleet on completion.
Joined Russian Convoy JW65 with HMS
CAMPANIA. HM Destroyers
SCORPION and ZAMBESI as Ocean Escort.
(Note: Close escort included HM
Destroyer MYNGS, SIOUX (RCN),
HM Sloop LAPWING and
seven corvettes from Western
HM Escort Carrier TRUMPETER screened by
HM Destroyers SAVAGE and SCOURGE
Under U-Boat attacks during which HMS
LAPWING and a mercantile were sunk.
Detached on arrival
at Kola Inlet.
Sailed from Kola Inlet as part of escort
with HMS TRUMPETER,
HMS CAMPANIA and Fleet destroyers of
Detached from RA65 and Rejoined Home
Provided Distant Cover during passage of
Russian Convoy JW66 and returning RA66
Home Fleet ships
deployed for operations off Norway.
Escorted HM Escort Carriers SEARCHER and
QUEEN with Fleet destroyers for attacks
coast of Norway
Escorted HMS SEARCHER, HMS QUEEN, HMS
TRUMPETER with HM Cruiser
during air attacks on shipping west of
Narvik and on shore
German Depot Ship BLACK WATCH, U711 and
a trawler were sunk.
Recalled to prepare for re-occupation
operations in Low countries.
Attended Oslo Victory Parade with HM Cruiser BELLONA.
Deployed at Copenhagen