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HMS Ashanti - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Ashanti

Name : HMS Ashanti
Laid Down : 23rd November 1936
Launched : 5th November 1937
Completed : 21st December 1938
Type : Destroyer
Class : Tribal
Builder : Denny
Country : UK
Pennants : F51
Fate : Scrapped 12th April 1949

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HMS Ashanti, July 1939.

Timeline Entries :


23rd November 1936 - Laid down
5th November 1937 - Launched
August 1938 - Pennant L51
29th November 1938 - Cdr. William Gronow Davis, RN In Command
January 1939 - Pennant F51
20th January 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
20th January 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
1st March 1939 - At Kumasi
6th March 1939 - Sailed Takoradi for Gibraltar to rejoin Home Fleet
9th March 1939 - Arrived Freetown
10th March 1939 - Sailed Freetown
17th March 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
28th April 1939 - Arrived Portland
8th May 1939 - Arrived Portland
30th July 1939 - Sailed Sheerness
August 1939 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
1st August 1939 - Arrived Invergordon
15th August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for exercises
18th August 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow for refuelling. Departed same day
21st August 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
22nd August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for exercises
24th August 1939 - Sailed Stornoway
31st August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for patrol off the Skagerrak
3rd September 1939 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 11, Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
1st October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Loch Ewe
2nd October 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
2nd October 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe
4th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
8th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
11th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
14th October 1939 - At Scapa Flow
14th October 1939 - Commenced A/S operations within Scapa Flow
17th October 1939 - At Scapa Flow
22nd October 1939 - Ceased A/S operations within Scapa Flow
23rd October 1939 - Off Norwegian Coast
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow to escort an iron ore convoy from Narvik
3rd November 1939 - Joined Convoy ON.1
8th November 1939 - Joined Convoy HN.1
9th November 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.1
10th November 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.1
15th November 1939 - Collided with HMS Punjabi at Rosyth. Then sailed Rosyth
19th November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe to hunt for a U-boat
21st November 1939 - Sailed Belfast to search for a submarine 70 miles NW of Rathli
21st November 1939 - Sailed Greenock for Belfast to escort the fleet tenders A & B to Rosyth
23rd November 1939 - Ordered to join Forbes at sea off the Mull of Kintyre
27th November 1939 - On Fair Isle Channel Patrol developed a leak in her reserve fuel tank which reduced her speed
28th November 1939 - Assigned to Fair Isle Channel patrol
30th November 1939 - To the west of Fair Isle Channel
3rd December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Liverpool to refit a leaking feed tank
31st December 1939 - At Liverpool repairing
12th January 1940 - Made two attacks on a submarine contact NNW of Great Orme's Head
18th January 1940 - Attacked Submarine contact ten miles 72 from North Rona
19th January 1940 - Sailed Loch Ewe with salvage ships Anchorite and Disperser for Scapa Flow.
20th January 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth from Loch Ewe, via Scapa Flow.
23rd January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to hunt for a submarine reported off Kinnaird Head.
24th January 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact off Tod Head
24th January 1940 - Proceeded to Cowes for repairs and refit
31st January 1940 - At Cowes under repair
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Cowes
September 1940 - Pennant G51
1st June 1941 - Cdr. Richard George Onslow, RN In Command
1st March 1942 - Escort for Russian Convoy PQ 12 and return QP 08 to Iceland
13th December 1942 - Lt.Cdr. John Richard Barnes, RN In Command
26th December 1943 - Participated in the Battle of North Cape
4th June 1944 - Lt.Cmdr. J.R. Barnes in Command
19th August 1944 - Lt.Cdr. Cuthbert Richard Purse, DSC, RN In Command
8th November 1948 - At Loch Striven for explosion Tests
November 1949 - Broken

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