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HMS Esk - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Esk

Name : HMS Esk
Laid Down : 24th March 1933
Launched : 19th March 1934
Completed : 28th September 1934
Type : Destroyer
Class : E
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : H15
Fate : Sunk 31st August 1940.

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HMS Esk, January 1938.

Timeline Entries :


10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
15th March 1933 - Sailed Palma for Gibraltar
23rd June 1933 - Arrived Manchester
12th November 1933 - Arrived Penzance Bay
19th January 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
5th February 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar for Lisboa
6th February 1934 - Arrived Lisbon
15th February 1934 - Sailed Lisbon for Gibraltar
16th February 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
26th February 1934 - Arrived Tetuan
3rd March 1934 - Sailed Tetuan
19th March 1934 - Launched
19th March 1934 - Pennant H15
26th September 1934 - Cdr. R.P. Selby Assumed Cpmmand
4th November 1934 - Sailed Portsmouth for Chatham
8th December 1934 - Arrived Chatham
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th January 1935 - Arrived Arosa Bay
20th January 1935 - Sailed Arosa Bay for the West Indies
30th April 1935 - 5th Destroyer Flotilla
30th April 1935 - Commissioned for service in the Home Fleet
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
8th September 1936 - Sailed Portsmouth
10th September 1936 - Arrived Bilbao
6th October 1936 - Sailed Corunna
11th October 1936 - Arrived St. Jean de Luz
23rd October 1936 - Arrived St. Jean de Luz
5th March 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
27th April 1937 - Arrived Portland
11th July 1937 - Arrived Torbay
16th July 1937 - Arrived Portland
20th July 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth for Stranraer
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Stranraer
7th October 1937 - Arrived Portland
23rd October 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
January 1938 - 5th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
14th February 1938 - Lt. Richard John Hullis Couch, RN In Command
12th March 1938 - Arrived Gibraltar
29th March 1938 - Arrived Portsmouth
19th July 1938 - Escorted The King and Queen from Dover to France
17th January 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
24th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
28th April 1939 - Arrived Portland
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
23rd August 1939 - At Portsmouth refitting as destroyer minelayer
7th September 1939 - Completed refit
5th October 1939 - Sailed Quiberon Bay escorting Convoy BC.7S
8th October 1939 - Arrived Barry Roads
16th October 1939 - Sailed Bristol Channel escorting Convoy BC.11
18th October 1939 - Arrived the Loire with Convoy BC.11
30th October 1939 - Scuttled Bronte in 50-07N, 10-36W
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Liverpool escorting Convoy OB.29
12th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for the Humber, were held up by fog near Outer Dowsing
15th November 1939 - Sailed Harwich
17th November 1939 - Arrived Harwich for minelaying in the Thames approaches in operation RG
17th November 1939 - Sailed Harwich for minelaying in the Thames approaches in operation RG
29th November 1939 - Laid mines in the Thames approaches
1st December 1939 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla
14th December 1939 - Formed 20th Destroyer Flotilla
14th December 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth escorting minelayer Princess Victoria
22nd December 1939 - Escorting Minelayer Princess Victoria
31st December 1939 - At Portsmouth repairing
3rd February 1940 - Arrived in the Humber after Minelaying Operation JB in the North Sea
7th February 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen for minelay LD 2 in the North Sea
8th February 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen on minelaying operation LD 3.
8th February 1940 - Arrived Aberdeen
8th February 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
9th February 1940 - Carried out second half of Minelaying operation LD 1
10th February 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to lay 60 mines in minefield LD 2
11th February 1940 - Laid mines in minefield LD 3. After the operation, the minelayer anchored in Yarmouth Roads.
12th February 1940 - Laid 38 mines in operation LD 3 in the North Sea
18th February 1940 - Laid Deep Line S in operation DML.8 east of Outer Gabbard
19th February 1940 - Proceeded to Immingham
20th February 1940 - Joined Convoy FS.100 at Humber for passage to Portsmouth
3rd March 1940 - Arrived Humber after Operation 1E-1 was cancelled
3rd March 1940 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla
3rd March 1940 - Laid mines in Operation IE-1 in the channels through the German mine fields in the Heligoland Bight
10th March 1940 - Sailed Sheerness escorting Marshal Soult to Portsmouth
17th March 1940 - Sailed the Humber for Invergordon
19th March 1940 - Rescued 9 men from Danish Steamer Minsk after being sunk by U-19
19th March 1940 - Arrived Invergordon
20th March 1940 - Sailed Invergordon on minelaying mission PA 4 in the Moray Firth
21st March 1940 - Sent to hunt submarines in Moray Firth
21st March 1940 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla
21st March 1940 - Patrolling in the Moray Firth
22nd March 1940 - Patrolling in the Moray Firth
23rd March 1940 - Arrived Invergordon.
24th March 1940 - Moray Firth Patrol
25th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow for repair to her bow protection gear.
26th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for a patrol station between Copinsay and Brough Head
27th March 1940 - Joined the Moray Firth Patrol
1st April 1940 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla, 39th Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. R.J.H. Couch in Command
31st August 1940 - Sunk

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