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HMS Diana - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Diana

Name : HMS Diana
Laid Down : 12th June 1931
Launched : 16th June 1932
Completed : 21st December 1932
Type : Destroyer
Class : D
Builder : Hawthorn Leslie
Country : UK
Pennants : H49
Fate : To Canada (Margaree) 6th September 1940.
Later became : HMCS Margaree

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HMS Diana, 1933.

Timeline Entries :


6th April 1932 - Off Hyeres
16th June 1932 - Pennant H49
16th June 1932 - Launched
14th January 1933 - Arrived Port Galaxidi
19th January 1933 - Arrived Portland
25th January 1933 - Sailed Port Galaxidi
28th January 1933 - Arrived Gibraltar and sailed for Malta
1st February 1933 - Arrived Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta for Pollensa Bay
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
21st March 1933 - Sailed Palma
22nd March 1933 - Arrived Pollensa Bay
28th March 1933 - Sailed Pollensa Bay
30th March 1933 - Arrived Golfe Juan
30th March 1933 - Arrived Golfe Juan
1st April 1933 - Arrived Antibes
1st April 1933 - Sailed Golfe Juan
8th April 1933 - Sailed Antibes
8th April 1933 - Sailed Antibes for Malta
10th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
10th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
27th June 1933 - Sailed Malta
29th June 1933 - Arrived Corfu
4th July 1933 - Arrived Argostoli
4th July 1933 - Sailed Corfu
13th July 1933 - Sailed Argostoli
14th July 1933 - Arrived Trieste
24th July 1933 - Sailed Trieste
25th July 1933 - Arrived Fiume
3rd August 1933 - Sailed Fiume
5th August 1933 - Arrived Kotor
5th August 1933 - Arrived Kotor
15th August 1933 - Sailed Kotor
17th August 1933 - Arrived Malta
31st August 1933 - Sailed Malta
2nd September 1933 - Sailed Kavala
4th September 1933 - Arrived Famagusta
11th September 1933 - Sailed Famagusta
12th September 1933 - Arrived Jaffa
18th September 1933 - Sailed Jaffa
20th September 1933 - Arrived Volo
25th September 1933 - Arrived Henjam
26th September 1933 - Sailed Volo
27th September 1933 - Arrived Kavala
3rd October 1933 - Arrived Milo
6th October 1933 - Sailed Milo
7th October 1933 - Arrived Poros
11th October 1933 - Sailed Poros
12th October 1933 - Arrived Navarin
21st October 1933 - Sailed Navarin
23rd October 1933 - Arrived Malta
2nd November 1933 - Arrived Port Said and sailed for Malta
5th November 1933 - Arrived Malta
10th January 1934 - Arrived Sfax
3rd March 1934 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
23rd March 1934 - Arrived Hong Kong
27th March 1934 - Arrived St. Maxime
10th April 1934 - Sailed Gulf of St. Trpoez for Rapallo
11th April 1934 - Arrived Rapallo
25th July 1934 - Arrived Phalerum Bay
15th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
23rd August 1934 - Sailed Malta for the UK
30th August 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
1st December 1934 - Arrived Colombo
5th December 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
10th December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
11th December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
17th December 1934 - Lt. Cdr. William Halford Selby Assumed Command
18th December 1934 - Sailed Singapore for Malta
18th December 1934 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
8th January 1935 - Sailed Singapore for Jesselton
9th April 1935 - Sailed Hong Kong for Haiphong
11th April 1935 - Arrived Haiphong
28th April 1935 - Sailed Hong Kong
30th July 1935 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
12th August 1935 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Peitaiho
February 1936 - Lt. Cdr. William Halford Selby Relinquished Command
20th July 1936 - Arrived Colombo
27th August 1936 - Lt Cdr J.L. Machin in command
19th September 1936 - En route from Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong
14th January 1937 - Arrived Lahad Datu
4th August 1937 - Arrived Tsingtao
12th August 1937 - Sailed Tsingtao for Chefoo
January 1938 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
January 1938 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, China Station
7th March 1938 - Sailed Penang for Singapore
23rd March 1938 - Sailed Singapore for Jesselton
1st April 1938 - Sailed Jesselton for Manila
3rd April 1938 - Arrived Manila
30th July 1938 - Arrived Tar-gku
20th June 1939 - Lt.Cdr. Edward Gerard Le Geyt, RN In Command
2nd September 1939 - 21st Destroyer Flotilla, Division 42, China Station
2nd September 1939 - Boiler repairs at Hong Kong completed
2nd September 1939 - Boiler repairs at Hong Kong
11th October 1939 - Arrived at Suez from Singapore to reinforce the Mediterranean Fleet
17th October 1939 - En route to Port Said from Blue 5, were sent to relieve destroyers HMS Grenville and HMS Gipsy on contraband patrol
25th October 1939 - Sailed Alexandria on a 15-inch gun shoot
27th October 1939 - Sailed Alexandria on a 15-inch gun shoot
29th October 1939 - Sailed Alexandria for Malta
31st October 1939 - Arrived Malta
31st October 1939 - At Malta for repairs
4th November 1939 - Sailed Malta
6th November 1939 - Relieved escorting HMS Warspite by HMS Ilex
6th November 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar from Malta. Sailed same day
14th November 1939 - Arrived Halifax
11th December 1939 - Sailed Malta
15th December 1939 - Forced to leave her patrol to correct urgent defects at Malta
21st December 1939 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar for service in Home Waters
24th December 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar and left same day for Dover
30th December 1939 - Arrived Dover
31st December 1939 - Arrived Chatham for refit
1940 - Renamed Margaree
18th January 1940 - Sent to investigate a report of a U-boat on the surface west of Lizard Head
21st January 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
2nd February 1940 - Sailed Greenock for an anti-submarine sweep towards the Mull of Kintyre
7th February 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
10th February 1940 - Sailed Muckle Flugga for Rosyth escorting steamer Housatonic and British Governor
11th February 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
13th February 1940 - Joined Convoy HN.10B
14th February 1940 - Sailed Rosyth
15th February 1940 - Arrived Invergordon. Sailed same day to escort the collision damaged HMS Duncan
17th February 1940 - Escorted two tankers from Rosyth to Aberdeen
17th February 1940 - Sailed Sapa Flow
17th February 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen escorting two steamers
22nd February 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth from Scapa Flow for repairs.
23rd February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.15
27th February 1940 - Searched for U.23 off Duncansby Head
27th February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.15
28th February 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.15
29th February 1940 - Escorted East Coast section of Convoy HN.15
1st March 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.15
3rd March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.17
4th March 1940 - Detached fron Convoy ON.17
5th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow escorting Greenawn
7th March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.17
19th March 1940 - Covered Convoys HN.20 and ON.21 and Operation DU Activities
19th March 1940 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
21st March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe
21st March 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe
21st March 1940 - Reported asdic gear was damaged.
1st April 1940 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, 6th Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. E.G. LeGeyt in Command
22nd October 1940 - Involved in a collision

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Last edited : 18:58, March 16, 2011
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First Added : 11:51, December 9, 2010
By : kc

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