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HMS Eskimo - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Eskimo

Name : HMS Eskimo
Laid Down : 5th August 1936
Launched : 3rd September 1937
Completed : 30th December 1938
Type : Destroyer
Class : Tribal
Builder : Vickers Armstrong
Country : UK
Pennants : F75, G75
Fate : Sold for scrap 27th June 1949.

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HMS Eskimo, July 1939.

Timeline Entries :


3rd September 1937 - Launched
3rd September 1937 - Pennant F75
9th December 1938 - Cdr. St. John Aldrich Micklethwait, RN In Command
31st December 1938 - Arrived Sheerness
19th January 1939 - Arrived Portland
6th March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
28th April 1939 - Arrived Portland
8th May 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
3rd September 1939 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 12, Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
7th October 1939 - Arrived at Scapa Flow after repairs in the Tyne
8th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
11th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
14th October 1939 - At Scapa Flow
17th October 1939 - Shot down German Aircraft over Scapa Flow
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
6th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Newcastle
7th November 1939 - Arrived Newcastle for repairs
24th November 1939 - Repairs completed at Newcastle
25th November 1939 - Hunted for a submarine after a merchant ship reported being attacked 20 miles SE of Aberdeen
26th November 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.3
30th November 1939 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HM.3
30th November 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.3
4th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to search for a suspected submarine in the Firth of Forth
4th December 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HM.3
4th December 1939 - Searched for a submarine in the Firth of Forth
5th December 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.4
8th December 1939 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.4
8th December 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.4
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 on 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
7th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth for refitting at Southampton.
31st January 1940 - At Southampton under repair
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Southampton
7th March 1940 - Sailed Plymouth to investigate A/S contact eight miles from Eddystone Light
9th March 1940 - Sailed Portsmouth after refitting at Southampton
9th March 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
10th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde
11th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
12th March 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
12th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for the Clyde for escort duties
13th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde escoerting Convoy NS.1
14th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
16th March 1940 - Arrived Greenock
18th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde for Scapa Flow escorting Dummy aircrafy carrier Hermes
19th March 1940 - Detached and escorted damaged HMS Norfolk
20th March 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde after Escorting damaged HMS Norfolk
22nd March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde escortong tankers to Scapa Flow
25th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow with tankers Belgol and War Pindari
25th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow to search for Survivors of SS Britta
1st April 1940 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla 12th Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. St. J.A. Micklethwait in Command
13th April 1940 - Second Battle of Narvik
6th June 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.7
6th June 1940 - Developed defects and was relieved by HMS Encounter
15th November 1940 - Lt.Cdr. Edward Gerard Le Geyt, RN In Command
4th March 1941 - Commando raid on the Loften Islands (Norway)
1st March 1942 - Escort for Russian Convoy PQ 12 and return QP 08 to Iceland
November 1942 - Capt. John William Musgrave Eaton, DSO, DSC, RN In Command
13th December 1942 - Sailed Bone to intercept Axis convoy
1st February 1944 - Lt.Cdr. Erroll Norman Sinclair, RN In Command
4th June 1944 - Lt.Cmdr. E.N. Sinclair in Command
23rd June 1944 - Sailed Plymouth
24th June 1944 - Forced U971 to the Surface in the English Channel
7th July 1944 - Collision with HMS Javelin
1949 - Broken up

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Last edited : 19:30, March 19, 2011
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