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HMS Bedouin - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Bedouin

Name : HMS Bedouin
Laid Down : January 1937
Launched : 21st December 1937
Completed : 15th March 1939
Type : Destroyer
Class : Tribal
Builder : Denny
Country : UK
Pennants : L67, F67
Fate : Sunk 15th June 1942.

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HMS Bedouin, May 1939.


HMS Bedouin, May 1939.

Timeline Entries :


13th January 1937 - Laid down
21st December 1937 - Launched
21st December 1937 - Pennant F67
1st March 1939 - Cdr. James Abernethy McCoy, RN In Command
15th March 1939 - Commissioned
12th April 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
13th April 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
1st September 1939 - Returned to Scapa Flow for repairs
3rd September 1939 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 12, Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
2nd October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
4th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
8th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
11th October 1939 - Arrive Loch Ewe
12th October 1939 - Submarine hunting off the Hebrides
15th October 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe for the Clyde
25th October 1939 - Arrived the Clyde
28th October 1939 - Searched for submarine northwest of the Orkneys
29th October 1939 - After refuelling, Sailed Sullom Voe
1st November 1939 - After refuelling, Sailed Sullom Voe
3rd November 1939 - To rendezvous with light cruiser Glasgow off Stadtlandet in the search for German liner New York
5th November 1939 - Arrived back at Scapa Flow after sustaining severe weather damage
7th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Rosyth
8th November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth for boiler cleaning and repairs
11th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to join the Humber Force at Immingham
12th November 1939 - Detached from the Humber Force
20th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for Scapa Flow
21st November 1939 - Searched off Fiora for the submarine thought responsible for Belfast mining
23rd November 1939 - Detached to patrol Pentland Firth
23rd November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for Fair Island Channel.
24th November 1939 - Stationed as a strike force off Utvaer, Norway
4th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde
6th December 1939 - Sailed Belfast
9th December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
10th December 1939 - Proceeding to the Clyde
11th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth with tanker Daghestan for Invergordon, then proceeded to Scapa Flow and on to the Clyde
12th December 1939 - Arrived on the Clyde
12th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to sweep ahead of Canadian troop convoy TC.1 as it approached the British Isles
12th December 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde
17th December 1939 - Arrived Greenock
19th December 1939 - Sailed Greenock to assist in the submarine hunt at 55-30N, 05-00W off Arran
19th December 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde
25th December 1939 - Sailed Greenock
28th December 1939 - Joined Convoy TC
30th December 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde
4th January 1940 - Sailed Greenock on patrol
16th January 1940 - Escorted HMS Kelvin to the Clyde
18th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to provide anti-aircraft protection for the merchant ships at Methil
19th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth
31st January 1940 - At Wallsend under repair
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Wallsend
18th March 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow after refitting at Newcastle.
19th March 1940 - Covered Convoys HN.20 and ON.21 and Operation DU Activities
19th March 1940 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
26th March 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact ENE of the Faroes
1st April 1940 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla 12th Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. J.A. McCoy in Command
4th March 1941 - Commando raid on the Loften Islands (Norway)
8th July 1941 - Cdr. Bryan Gouthwaite Scurfield, OBE, RN In Command
1st March 1942 - Escort for Russian Convoy PQ 12 and return QP 08 to Iceland
12th June 1942 - Joined the convoy (Operation Harpoon) for Malta.
15th June 1942 - Damaged by two Italian 6" cruisers
15th June 1942 - Sunk

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Last edited : 19:58, February 25, 2011
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