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HMS Gipsy - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Gipsy

Name : HMS Gipsy
Laid Down : 5th September 1934
Launched : 7th November 1935
Completed : 22nd February 1936
Type : Destroyer
Class : G
Builder : Fairfield
Country : UK
Pennants : H63
Fate : Sunk 21st November 1939. The two sections of the wreck were later beached, and were salvaged and broken up in 1940.

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HMS Gipsy, May 1937.

Timeline Entries :


22nd April 1935 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla
22nd April 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
25th April 1935 - Arrived Malta
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
29th July 1935 - Sailed St. Raphael for Malta
1st August 1935 - Arrived Malta
7th November 1935 - Pennant
7th November 1935 - Launched
28th December 1935 - Sailed Colombo for Aden
26th July 1936 - Arrived Barcelona
27th July 1936 - Arrived Marseilles
28th July 1936 - Sailed Marseilles
12th September 1936 - Sailed Malta
26th September 1936 - Arrived and sailed Palma
26th September 1936 - Arrived and sailed Palma
20th October 1936 - Arrived and Sailed Alicante
25th October 1936 - Arrived Alicante and sailed for Gibraltar
29th March 1937 - Arrived Alicante
30th March 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
25th April 1937 - Arrived Barcelona
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
9th June 1937 - Sailed Plymouth
29th June 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
23rd October 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
27th October 1937 - Arrived Arzen
7th December 1937 - Sailed Mudros for Skyros
10th December 1937 - Arrived Malta
11th March 1938 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
29th July 1938 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
5th December 1938 - Arrived Palma
31st December 1938 - Arrived Malta
3rd January 1939 - Lt.Cdr. Nigel John Crossley, RN in Command
18th March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
21st March 1939 - Arrived Malta
28th July 1939 - Arrived Larnaka
14th August 1939 - Sailed Latzi
31st August 1939 - At Aden
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Aden
2nd September 1939 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla, Division 2, Mediterranean Fleet
5th September 1939 - Arrived Port Said
3rd October 1939 - Arrived Malta
9th October 1939 - Exercised off Alexandri
14th October 1939 - Sailed Alexandria
17th October 1939 - Relieved from contraband patrol
19th October 1939 - Arrived Malta
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Malta
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar escorting Convoy HG.5
30th October 1939 - Arrive Plymouth
30th October 1939 - Arrived Liverpool
9th November 1939 - Joined Convoy HX.6 from Plymouth
9th November 1939 - Searching 60 miles south of Milford Haven for a reported submarine
10th November 1939 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HX.6
12th November 1939 - Arrived at Harwich from Plymouth
16th November 1939 - Ordered to rendezvous with HMS Griffin off Kentish Knock Light Vessel
18th November 1939 - Picked up Survivors from steamer Blackhill 7½ cables 145° from Longsand Head Light Vessel in 51.47N, 01.39E
19th November 1939 - Picked up survivors from Italian steamer Grazia, five miles north of North Foreland
20th November 1939 - Attacked a U-Boat contact at 51.55N, 1.46E
21st November 1939 - Sunk by a magnetic mine whilst leaving Harwich
21st November 1939 - Sailed Harwich for a sweep in the North Sea in operation GT.1
21st November 1939 - Sailed Harwich to rescue a downed German aircrew, who were picked up and returned to Harwich
21st November 1939 - Struck a mine and was badly damaged. Laid by U.19. She was run aground a total loss

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Last edited : 21:21, March 23, 2011
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