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HMS Duchess - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Duchess

Name : HMS Duchess
Laid Down : 20th June 1931
Launched : 19th July 1932
Completed : 24th January 1933
Type : Destroyer
Class : D
Builder : Hawthorn Leslie
Country : UK
Pennants : H64, I94
Fate : Sunk in collision, 12th December 1939.

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HMS Duchess, 1936

Timeline Entries :


12th June 1931 - Laid down
6th April 1932 - Off Hyeres
19th July 1932 - Launched at Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd (Jarrow-on-Tyne, U.K.)
19th July 1932 - Pennant H64
14th January 1933 - Arrived Port Galaxidi
24th January 1933 - Commissioned
24th January 1933 - Commissioned
25th January 1933 - Sailed Port Galaxidi
27th January 1933 - Arrived Sheerness
1st February 1933 - Arrived Malta
1st March 1933 - At Portland
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta for Pollensa Bay
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
15th March 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
16th March 1933 - Sailed Portsmouth for Chatham
6th April 1933 - Sailed Sheerness
11th April 1933 - Arrived Gibraltar
12th April 1933 - Sailed Gibraltar
16th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
17th April 1933 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th April 1933 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
22nd 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 Tripoli
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
30th August 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
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
19th December 1934 - Sailed Singapore for Borneo
22nd December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
26th December 1934 - Sailed Jesselton for Manila
1st January 1935 - Sailed Manila for Hong Kong
3rd January 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
18th January 1935 - Sailed Hong Kong
23rd March 1935 - Sailed Hong Kong
16th April 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
24th April 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
28th December 1935 - Arrived Manila
28th January 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
11th May 1936 - Sailed Kobe for Kagoshima
27th May 1936 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
26th July 1936 - Arrived Shanghai
31st August 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
8th September 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
12th September 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
24th September 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
24th September 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
6th October 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
6th March 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong
11th April 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong
11th April 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong
16th August 1937 - Arrived Shanghai
11th November 1937 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
12th December 1937 - Arrived Hong Kong
January 1938 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
January 1938 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, China Station
10th March 1938 - Sailed Swatow
11th March 1938 - Arrived Hong Kong
28th September 1938 - Lt.Cdr. Robert Charles Meadows White, RN In Command
30th December 1938 - Arrived Hong Kong
20th March 1939 - Arrived Malta
11th April 1939 - Sailed Hong Kong for Amoy
12th April 1939 - Arrived Amoy
7th May 1939 - Arrived Hong Kong
28th August 1939 - Sailed Hong Kong
1st September 1939 - Arrived Singapore
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Singapore en route for Aden
2nd September 1939 - 21st Destroyer Flotilla, Division 41, China Station
5th October 1939 - Arrived Malta
14th October 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
16th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar escorting Convoy Green 5
17th October 1939 - Detached from Convoy Green 5
17th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
20th October 1939 - Arrived Malta
26th October 1939 - Abandoned her Kithera patrol 24 hours early to take an injured man to Malta.
16th November 1939 - Sailed Malta escorting Liner Franconia
6th December 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for service with the Home Fleet
12th December 1939 - Involved in a collision
12th December 1939 - Collided with battleship HMS Barham & sinks nine miles off the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland

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Last edited : 19:48, March 17, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 11:54, December 9, 2010
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