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HMS Cachalot - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Cachalot

Name : HMS Cachalot
Laid Down : 12th May 1936
Launched : 2nd December 1937
Completed : 15th August 1938
Type : Submarine
Class : Grampus
Builder : Scotts
Country : UK
Pennants : N83
Fate : Sunk 30th July 1941.

One of a class of six mine-laying submarines.

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HMS Cachalot, 1938.

Timeline Entries :


12th May 1936 - Laid down at Scotts (Greenock)
2nd December 1937 - Launched
15th August 1938 - Completed
17th January 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
24th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
13th February 1939 - Arrived Casa Blanca
17th February 1939 - Sailed Casa Blanca
18th February 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
27th February 1939 - Combined Exercise
27th February 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
3rd March 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
5th March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
6th March 1939 - Combined Exercise
6th March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
10th March 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
23rd March 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
28th April 1939 - Arrived Portland
7th June 1939 - Sailed Liverpool Bay for Plymouth
August 1939 - 2nd Submarine Flotilla, Home Fleet
28th August 1939 - Sailed Gosport
1st September 1939 - Arrived Malta
2nd September 1939 - 1st Submarine Flotilla, Mediterranean Fleet
11th October 1939 - Sailed Malta
15th October 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
16th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
20th October 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
28th October 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth on patrol
10th November 1939 - Escorted Convoy OA.33
15th November 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.33 after Convoy dispersed. Proceeded to Halifax
25th November 1939 - Arrived Halifax where they arrived for escort duty
2nd December 1939 - Sailed Halifax as convoy escorts
29th December 1939 - Sailed Halifax escorting Convoy HX.14 as the ocean escort
12th January 1940 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HX.14
15th January 1940 - Refitting at Chatham
21st March 1940 - Refit complete at Chatham
29th March 1940 - Sailed Chatham for Portsmouth
26th January 1941 - Layed minefield FD 28 (50 mines) off Bud, Norway
30th July 1941 - Scuttled off Benghazi to avoid capture

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Last edited : 19:29, March 5, 2011
By : jbryce1437

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