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HMS Foxhound - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Foxhound

Name : HMS Foxhound
Laid Down : 21st August 1933
Launched : 12th October 1934
Completed : 6th June 1935
Type : Destroyer
Class : F
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Pennants : H69
Fate : Transferred to Canada as Qu'appelle, 8th February 1944. Sold for breaking up 1948.
Later became : HMCS Qu'appelle

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HMS Foxhound, June 1938.

Timeline Entries :


12th October 1934 - Launched
12th October 1934 - Pennant H69
11th February 1935 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
May 1935 - Lt. Cdr. William Leslie Graham Adams in Command
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
11th February 1936 - Sailed Gibraltar
7th March 1936 - Sailed UK for Malta
2nd April 1936 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
20th July 1936 - Arrived Sheerness
28th April 1937 - Arrived Portland
7th June 1937 - Arrived St. Ives
11th June 1937 - Sailed St. Ives
23rd October 1937 - Arrived and sailed Sheerness
7th December 1937 - Lt.Cdr. Philip Henry Hadow, RN In Command
January 1938 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
30th March 1938 - Arrived Sheerness
5th July 1938 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
5th July 1938 - Commenced Combined exercises
10th July 1938 - Completed Combined exercises
17th January 1939 - Sailed Sheerness
22nd January 1939 - Arrived Setubal
22nd January 1939 - Arrived Setubal
30th July 1939 - Sailed Sheerness
15th August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for exercises
21st August 1939 - Arrived Invergordon
25th August 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
31st August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Deployed in the North Sea between the Orkneys and Norway.
3rd September 1939 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 15, Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
14th September 1939 - Sunk U-39 North west of Ireland after a failed torpedo attempt U-39
4th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
9th October 1939 - Undergoin minor repairs at Scapa Flow
10th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow to escort the fleet into Scapa Flow
11th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
13th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Loch Ewe escorting HMS Furious. Arrived later that day
15th October 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
26th October 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to cover the Atlantic convoy routes, including Halifax convoys
28th October 1939 - Arrived on the Clyde
29th October 1939 - After refuelling, Sailed Sullom Voe
1st November 1939 - After refuelling, Sailed Sullom Voe
4th November 1939 - After refuelling at Scapa Flow Sailed to rejoin Nelson
9th November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth for refuelling
12th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to carry out full calibre firings before proceeding on patrol between the Faroes and Norway
21st November 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde from Loch Ewe
22nd November 1939 - Sailed Greenock and ran aground near Black Point Light
30th November 1939 - At Greenock repairing
1st December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
3rd December 1939 - Repairing and refitting
11th December 1939 - Repairs completed
11th December 1939 - Repairs complete after running aground
13th December 1939 - Sailed Greenock
17th December 1939 - Arrived Greenock
22nd December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe with the 1st Minesweeping Flotilla arrived at Loch Ewe
28th December 1939 - Sent into Loch Ewe
28th December 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe to join damaged Barham
4th January 1940 - Sailed Loch Ewe for Portsmouth escorting HMS Nelson
7th January 1940 - Arrived Portsmouth
9th January 1940 - Sailed Portsmouth for the Clyde
10th January 1940 - Escorted HMS Canton
11th January 1940 - Searched for Submarine off Mersey Light, six miles 280 from Bar Light Vessel
14th January 1940 - Sailed Greenock on patrol
17th January 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow
18th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
18th January 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
24th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
24th January 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde from patrol.
26th January 1940 - Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Hendley Peters, RN In Command
2nd February 1940 - Sailed Greenock for an anti-submarine sweep towards the Mull of Kintyre
7th February 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
8th February 1940 - Sailed The Clyde on patrol
11th February 1940 - Picked up survivors fromm steamer Orania and landed them at Lerwick
13th February 1940 - Refuelled at Sullom Voe and returned to Battle Group
15th February 1940 - At sea near Pentland Firth covering Operation DT
19th February 1940 - Sailed the Clyde
22nd February 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact ENE of Muckle Flugga
24th February 1940 - Arrived at Greenock.
2nd March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde escorting RMS Queen Elizabeth
3rd March 1940 - Arrived Belfast to escort dummy aircraft carrier HERMES (decoy ship MAMARI)
4th March 1940 - Sailed Belfast escorting dummy aircraft carrier HERMES (decoy ship MAMARI)
5th March 1940 - Sailed Greenock screening AMCs for firing drills
5th March 1940 - Arrived Greenock
5th March 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
7th March 1940 - Sailed The Clyde
9th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
9th March 1940 - Joined Convoy HN.17 from Scapa Flow
10th March 1940 - En route to Scapa Flow. Diverted to Rosyth
11th March 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
12th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde for Scapa Flow
12th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting three ships
13th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
13th March 1940 - Submarine hunting in Moray Firth after a report by a British aircraft
13th March 1940 - Due to damage to the anti-submarine nets at Scapa Flow patrolled approaches to Hoxa Sound.
19th March 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact close to Holm Sound in the Orkney Islands
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow to search for Submarine near Holm Sound
19th March 1940 - Attacked submarine contact off Grimness
20th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Operation DU
23rd March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
24th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
24th March 1940 - Searched the area 17 of 58-57N, 2-12W during the night
25th March 1940 - Searched for survivors off N.E. Coast Orkney
25th March 1940 - Carrying out Anti-submarine operations N.E. of the Orkneys
1st April 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, 15th Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. G.H. peters in Command
13th April 1940 - Second Battle of Narvik
6th June 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact south of Wolf Rock in 49-39N, 5-50. 5W
26th July 1942 - Cdr. Cecil John Wynne-Edwards, DSC, RN In Command
1948 - Transferred to RCN

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