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August Took up war Station on
mobilisation of the Fleet
September Deployed in Western Approaches for
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convoy defence in continuation.
February Sustained major structural
damage off west coast of
Scotland and disabled.
Taken in tow for repair.
March Under repair.
completion of post repair trials resume Atlantic convoy defence deployment.
May Transferred to support
evacuation of allied troops from coast of
France and took passage
Dover for service in Dover Command.
28th Deployed for evacuation (Operation
30th Embarked 1500 men during two trips to
Under heavy and
sustained air attacks.
31st Sustained damage during air attacks whilst deployed for
June On completion of repair
resumed evacuation duties.
(Note: Made further eight trips to beaches and in all
carried over 5,000 soldiers.)
12th Transferred for further evacuation from French ports in
Bay of Biscay (Operation AERIAL)
Deployed with HM Destroyer VEGA for evacuation of personnel from Alderney.
On release from AERIAL redeployed in Forth.
July Transferred for duty
with HM Destroyer WITCH for Experimental Minesweeping trials
Atlantic convoy defence in Western
September Atlantic convoy defence deployment
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convoy defence in continuation.
refit during which Sonar equipment was modified to improve operational
Transferred to 1st
Escort Group based at Liverpool on completion of post refit trials.
defence deployment in
Atlantic with Group.
22nd Sustained damage in collision with HM Trawler ST APOLLO off
(Note: This requisitioned trawler was sunk.)
December Resumed Atlantic convoy defence on
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January Atlantic convoy defence with
Group in continuation
to (Note: See CONVOY ESCORT COMMANDER by P Gretton for
10th Detached for escort of Russian Convoy PQ13 during initial
stage of passage to
with HM Destroyers SALADIN, LAMERTON and Polish ORP
BLYSKAWICA. See CONVOYS TO
RUSSIA by RA Ruegg
and ARCTIC CONVOYS by
16th Detached from PQ13 on arrival in
Iceland and resumed service with Group
April Atlantic convoy defence
with Group in continuation.
October Transferred to 21st Escort
Group in continuation of convoy defence in NW Approaches.
November Atlantic convoy defence in
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January Deployment with Group for
Atlantic convoy defence in continuation.
July Detached for duty with
Torpedo School Experimental unit at
August Carried out extensive series
of trial on FOXER Noise making equipment prior to
introduction into operational use for defence against attacks by acoustic
These had been developed specifically for use against escorts of convoys and
known as ZAUNKONIG or T5 weapons.).
October Resumed service in Western
Approaches with 21st Escort Group based in
for convoy defence in central
Atlantic for support of anti-submarine
including RAF Coastal Command aircraft.
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January Atlantic convoy defence and
support based in
October Transferred for coastal convoy
defence when ships of Group replaced by new US built
(Note: This type of WW1 built destroyer was quite unsuitable
for deployment in
the Atlantic and several instances of men being lost overboard in
are recorded for this vintage of destroyer.)
November Deployed for coastal convoy
defence in Home waters,
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January Coastal convoy duties in
May Removed from operational
use after VE day and laid-up in Reserve.