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HMS Kempenfelt - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Kempenfelt

Name : HMS Kempenfelt
Laid Down : 18th October 1930
Launched : 29th October 1931
Completed : 30th May 1932
Type : Destroyer
Class : C
Builder : White
Country : UK
Pennants : I18
Fate : To Canada (Assiniboine) 18th October 1939.
Later became : HMCS Assiniboine

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HMS Kempenfelt, July 1935.


HMS Kempenfelt, June 1936.


HMS Kempenfelt, June 1936.


HMS Kempenfelt, June 1936.


HMS Kempenfelt, June 1936.


HMS Kempenfelt, June 1936.


HMS Kempenfelt, June 1936.

Timeline Entries :


1930 - Ordered
18th October 1930 - Laid down at J. Samuel White, Cowes
29th October 1931 - Launched
7th January 1932 - Sailed Malta
29th January 1932 - Arrived Malta
30th May 1932 - Commissioned
26th January 1933 - Sailed Gibraltar for Allgiers
28th January 1933 - Arrived Algiers
7th February 1933 - Sailed Algiers for Gibraltar
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
15th March 1933 - Sailed Palma for Gibraltar
21st March 1933 - Sailed Gibraltar for Arosa Bay
14th June 1933 - Arrived Vejle
19th July 1933 - Sailed Harwich for Plymouth
12th November 1933 - Arrived Penzance Bay
12th January 1934 - Sailed Plymouth for Arosa bay
15th January 1934 - Arrived Arosa Bay
17th January 1934 - Sailed Arosa Bay
30th January 1934 - Arrived Barbados
2nd February 1934 - Arrived St. Lucia
2nd February 1934 - Sailed Barbados for St. Lucia
12th February 1934 - Arrived St. Vincent
12th February 1934 - Sailed St. Luci for St. Vincent
19th February 1934 - Arrived Barbados
20th February 1934 - Arrived St. Kitts from St. Vincent
22nd February 1934 - Sailed Barbados for St. Kitts
26th February 1934 - Sailed St. Kitts for the Azores
8th March 1934 - Arrived the Azores
10th March 1934 - Sailed the Azores
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
19th June 1934 - Arrived Swinemunde
27th June 1934 - Sailed Swinemunde for Kalundborg
27th June 1934 - Sailed Swinemunde
5th July 1934 - Sailed Kallundborg Fjord
31st August 1934 - Arrived Malaluka Bay
8th October 1934 - Arrived Rogoznica
2nd November 1934 - Arrived Portland
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
22nd April 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
22nd April 1935 - 4th Destroyer Flotilla
25th April 1935 - Arrived Malta
24th May 1935 - Arrived Scapa Flow
9th June 1935 - Arrived Eriboll
14th June 1935 - Sailed Eriboll
24th June 1935 - Arrived Portland
31st July 1935 - Arrived Malta
5th April 1936 - Sailed Suez
13th April 1936 - Sailed Gibraltar for UK
16th April 1936 - Arrived Plymouth
18th June 1936 - Arrived Portland
20th July 1936 - Arrived Plymouth
12th September 1936 - Arrived Plymouth
22nd September 1936 - Capt. Sir Rhoderick Robert McGrigor Assumed Command
22nd September 1936 - 4th Destroyer Flotilla
24th October 1936 - Sailed Portland for Gibraltar
24th July 1937 - Arrived St. Jean de Luz
11th August 1937 - Sailed Sheerness
June 1938 - Capt. Sir Rhoderick Robert McGrigor Relinquished Command
1st September 1939 - 18th Destroyer Flotilla based at Plymouth
3rd September 1939 - Based at Portland
9th September 1939 - Escorted HMS Courageous on anti-submarine operation AS2
14th September 1939 - Arrived Plymouth to prepare for transfer
18th September 1939 - Collided with the British merchant SS Hester off Newhaven
19th October 1939 - Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy
7th November 1939 - Completed collision repairs at Plymouth

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Last edited : 19:32, March 30, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 11:33, December 9, 2010
By : kc


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