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HMS Dainty - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Dainty

Name : HMS Dainty
Laid Down : 20th April 1931
Launched : 3rd May 1932
Completed : 3rd January 1933
Type : Destroyer
Class : D
Builder : Fairfield
Country : UK
Pennants : H53, I52
Fate : Sunk 24th February 1941.

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HMS Dainty, 1932.

Timeline Entries :


3rd May 1931 - Launched
3rd May 1931 - Pennant H53
6th April 1932 - Off Hyeres
3rd January 1933 - Commissioned
14th January 1933 - Arrived Port Galaxidi
19th January 1933 - Arrived Portland
19th January 1933 - Sailed Portsmouth for Portland
25th January 1933 - Sailed Port Galaxidi
1st February 1933 - Arrived Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta for Pollensa Bay
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
30th March 1933 - Arrived Golfe Juan
8th April 1933 - Sailed Antibes for Malta
10th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
5th August 1933 - Arrived Kotor
25th September 1933 - Arrived Henjam
2nd November 1933 - Arrived Port Said and sailed for Malta
5th November 1933 - Arrived Malta
9th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for cruise
10th January 1934 - Arrived Sfax
3rd March 1934 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
27th March 1934 - Arrived St. Maxime
10th April 1934 - Sailed Gulf of St. Trpoez for Rapallo
11th April 1934 - Arrived Rapallo
24th April 1934 - Sailed Rapallo for Malta
25th July 1934 - Arrived Phalerum Bay
15th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
23rd August 1934 - Sailed Malta for the UK
9th November 1934 - Arrived Malta
1st December 1934 - Arrived Colombo
5th December 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
10th December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
11th December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
18th December 1934 - Sailed Singapore for Malta
18th December 1934 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
19th December 1934 - Sailed Singapore for Borneo
22nd December 1934 - Arrived Labuan
26th December 1934 - Sailed Labuan for Manila
1st January 1935 - Sailed Manila for Hong Kong
3rd January 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
15th March 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
9th April 1935 - Sailed Hong Kong for Haiphong
11th April 1935 - Arrived Haiphong
30th July 1935 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
28th December 1935 - Arrived Manila
2nd April 1936 - Sailed Aden for Suez
5th April 1936 - Arrived Suez
20th July 1936 - Arrived Colombo
19th September 1936 - En route from Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong
23rd April 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong
26th April 1937 - Arrived Hong Kong
28th May 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong for Wei Hai Wei
3rd June 1937 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
4th August 1937 - Arrived Tsingtao
10th October 1937 - Arrived Amoy
11th December 1937 - Sailed Shanghai
13th December 1937 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
January 1938 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
January 1938 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, China Station
10th February 1938 - Cdr. Frank Michael Walton, RN In Command
12th March 1938 - Sailed Manila
20th April 1938 - Sailed Hong Kong for Amoy
12th September 1938 - Sailed Hong Kong
8th May 1939 - Sailed Hong Kong for Tsingtao
11th May 1939 - Sailed Sharp Peak
5th June 1939 - Arrived Chefoo
27th July 1939 - Arrived Hong Kong
2nd September 1939 - At Amoy
2nd September 1939 - 21st Destroyer Flotilla, Division 42, China Station
9th October 1939 - Exercised off Alexandri
11th October 1939 - Sailed Port Said escorting Convoy Blue 4
16th October 1939 - Detached from Convoy Blue 4 to refuel at Malta
18th October 1939 - Sailed Malta to escort HMS Ramilles
20th October 1939 - Arrived Alexandria
25th October 1939 - Sailed Alexandria on a 15-inch gun shoot
29th October 1939 - Sailed Alexandria for Malta
31st October 1939 - Arrived Malta
4th November 1939 - Sailed Malta
6th November 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar from Malta. Sailed same day
6th November 1939 - Relieved escorting HMS Warspite by HMS Isis
8th November 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for refitting at Malta
8th November 1939 - Arrived Malta
14th November 1939 - Arrived Halifax
28th November 1939 - Sailed Malta as escort for HMS Barham to Port Said
6th December 1939 - Sailed Alexandria
31st December 1939 - Sailed Malta for duty in the South Atlantic
4th January 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar for Freetown
10th January 1940 - Arrived Freetown for escort duties
16th January 1940 - Sailed Freetown escorting Convoy SL.17. Detached later same day
24th January 1940 - Sailed Freetown to rendezvous with HMS Exeter
24th January 1940 - Sailed Freetown
29th January 1940 - Arrived Freetown for refuelling and sailed same day
3rd February 1940 - Arrived Freetown
6th February 1940 - Sailed Freetown
6th February 1940 - Cdr. Mervyn Somerset Thomas, RN In Command
19th February 1940 - Arrived Dakar after VO operations
23rd February 1940 - Arrived at Freetown.
7th September 1940 - Battle Of Punto Stilo, Italy
7th September 1940 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla
24th February 1941 - Sunk by five He.111 of II/KG.26 from Comiso (Sicily)

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Last edited : 16:30, March 15, 2011
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First Added : 11:45, December 9, 2010
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