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HMS Fleetwood - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Fleetwood

Name : HMS Fleetwood
Laid Down : 14th August 1935
Launched : 24th March 1936
Completed : 19th November 1936
Type : Sloop
Class : Grimsby
Builder : Devonport
Country : UK
Pennants : L47, U47, F47
Fate : Scrapped 10th October 1959.

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HMS Fleetwood, September 1938.


HMS Fleetwood, September 1948.

Timeline Entries :


1st March 1935 - Ordered
14th August 1935 - Laid down at Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)
24th March 1936 - Pennant L47
24th March 1936 - Launched
19th November 1936 - Commissioned
14th January 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth
17th March 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
17th March 1937 - Sailed Gibraltar for UK
27th April 1937 - Arrived Portland
22nd May 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth for Fleetwood
24th May 1937 - Arrived Fleetwood
1st June 1937 - Sailed Fleetwood
28th June 1937 - Arrived St. Mary's, Scilly
28th June 1937 - Arrived Scilly Isle
3rd July 1937 - Sailed St. Mary's, Scilly
3rd July 1937 - Arrived Penzance
8th July 1937 - Arrived Torbay
8th July 1937 - Sailed Penzance
13th July 1937 - Sailed Torbay for exercises
16th July 1937 - Arrived Portland
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
10th March 1938 - Arrived Malta
14th March 1938 - Sailed Malta for Ismailia
26th March 1938 - Arrived Port Sudan
30th July 1938 - Sailed Aden
12th September 1938 - Arrived Ismmailia
5th January 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.32
9th January 1939 - Arrived and sailed Hughda for Port Sudan
15th January 1939 - Sailed Port Sudan for Aden
18th January 1939 - Arrived Aden
8th February 1939 - Cdr. Andrew Nichol Grey, RN Assumed Command
6th March 1939 - Arrive Kamaran
29th March 1939 - Sailed Port Said
2nd April 1939 - Arrived Malta
29th April 1939 - Sailed Port Said for Aden
10th August 1939 - Sailed Aden and Joined Convoy "Heron
2nd September 1939 - Red Sea Division, East Indies Command, Colombo and Trincomalee
6th September 1939 - Sailed Aden for Port Said. In the Mediterranean in September for escort duties
7th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Portland
11th October 1939 - Arrived Portland
12th October 1939 - Submarine hunting off Newhaven
15th October 1939 - U-boat hunting off Blyth
16th October 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact off Blyth
16th October 1939 - Attacked a contact
30th October 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.29
1st November 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.29
1st November 1939 - Dropped depth charges on a submarine contact in 52.28N, 1.59E
7th November 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.32
7th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.33
9th November 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy FN.33
16th December 1939 - Completed refit at Dundee and joined Convoy C
21st December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth escorting a convoy from Methil to the Tyne
23rd December 1939 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.58
24th December 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.58
26th December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.59
28th December 1939 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.59
31st December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for the Tyne to escort Convoy FS.62
1st January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.62
2nd January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.62
4th January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.63
5th January 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.63
12th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.70
13th January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.70
15th January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.72
18th January 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.71
19th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.76
20th January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.76
21st January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.77
23rd January 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne
24th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.80
26th January 1940 - Arrived Southen with Convoy FS.80
27th January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.81
28th January 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.81
29th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escortin Convoy FS.83A
31st January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.83A
9th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.89
11th February 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy FN.89
12th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy MT.9
12th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.94
12th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.9
15th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.95
17th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.95
19th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.100
21st February 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.100
3rd March 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.111
5th March 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne
6th March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.114
8th March 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.114
13th March 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy MT.29
13th March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.120
13th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.29
15th March 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.120
16th March 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.122
18th March 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.122
21st March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.35
21st March 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne
21st March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.126
24th March 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.128
26th March 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.128
1st April 1940 - Rosyth Escort Force
1st April 1940 - Cdr. A.N. Grey in Command
4th August 1940 - Cdr. Ronald William Moir, RN Assumed Command
4th August 1940 - Cdr. Andrew Nichol Grey, RN Relinquished Command
May 1941 - Cdr. David Thomas Morgan Williams, RNR Assumed Command
May 1941 - Cdr. Ronald William Moir, RN Relinquished Command
20th July 1942 - Cdr. William Brown Piggott, RD, RNR Assumed Command
20th July 1942 - Cdr. David Thomas Morgan Williams, RNR Relinquished Command
2nd November 1943 - Sunk U-340 near Tangier, in position 35.33N, 06.37W
July 1944 - A/Lt.Cdr. William Whitfield, DSC, RNR Assumed Command
July 1944 - Cdr. William Brown Piggott, RD, RNR Relinquished Command
25th January 1946 - A/Lt.Cdr. William Whitfield, DSC, RNR Relinquished Command
7th June 1950 - In collision with HMS Redpole between Mull of Kintyre and Isle of Islay
10th October 1959 - Scrapped at C.W Dorkin, Gateshead

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