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HMS Echo - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Echo

Name : HMS Echo
Laid Down : 20th March 1933
Launched : 16th February 1934
Completed : 22nd October 1934
Type : Destroyer
Class : E
Builder : Denny
Country : UK
Pennants : H23
Fate : Loaned to Greece (Navarinon) 5th April 1944.
Later became : Navarinon

Timeline Entries :


16th February 1934 - Pennant H23
16th February 1934 - Launched
22nd October 1934 - Completed at Messrs W. Denny and Bros.
25th October 1934 - Commissioned
8th December 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th January 1935 - Arrived Arosa Bay
20th January 1935 - Sailed Arosa Bay for the West Indies
24th June 1935 - Arrived Portland
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
15th October 1935 - Arrived Grangemouth
21st October 1935 - Sailed Grangemouth
10th September 1936 - Arrived Newcastle
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
13th January 1937 - Arrived Santander
14th January 1937 - Arrived St. Jean de Luz
5th March 1937 - Arrived St. Jean de Luz
17th March 1937 - Sailed St. Jean de Luz for Plymouth
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Portland
30th May 1937 - Sailed Portland for Brussels
18th June 1937 - Sailed Portland for Oslo
9th July 1937 - Arrived Torbay
8th October 1937 - Arrived Portland
23rd October 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
January 1938 - 5th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
29th March 1938 - Arrived Plymouth
19th July 1938 - Escorted The King and Queen from Dover to France
17th January 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
24th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
3rd April 1939 - Cdr. Stanley Herbert King Spurgeon, RAN In Command
28th April 1939 - Arrived Portland
8th June 1939 - Sailed Portland for Porthcawl
August 1939 - 7th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
24th August 1939 - Sailed Immingham For Dover
25th August 1939 - Arrived at Dover for exercises
30th August 1939 - Sailed Dover for Grimsby
31st August 1939 - Arrived Grimsby
1st September 1939 - Arrived the Humber
3rd September 1939 - 7th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 14, Humber
9th September 1939 - Escorted HMS Courageous on anti-submarine operation AS2
5th October 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Dover
6th October 1939 - Arrived Dover
7th October 1939 - Sailed Dover for Plymouth
7th October 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.16G
12th October 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
12th October 1939 - Ran aground as she entered Plymouth in a heavy fog, damaged her stern and repaired at Plymouth
17th October 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar with Merged Convoys OA.16G and OB.16B
31st October 1939 - At Plymouth with damage
17th November 1939 - Completed repairs at Plymouth
18th November 1939 - Searching for a submarine in 49.40N, 12.00W
19th November 1939 - Attacked Submarine west of Biscay in 46.51N, 11.36W
19th November 1939 - Investigated a contact 120 miles 315 from Cape Finisterre
20th November 1939 - Searched for a reported submarine in 40N, 6W
20th November 1939 - Hunted in the area of 46-20N, 6-00W for a reported damaged U-boat
25th November 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
27th November 1939 - Off Northern Ireland unsuccessfully searching for a U-boat
29th November 1939 - Arrived The Clyde
30th November 1939 - Sailed the Clyde
30th November 1939 - Sailed the Clyde
4th December 1939 - Arrived the Clyde
4th December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
4th December 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde
8th December 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde
9th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to rendezvous and escort arriving battleship HMS Barham
11th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to escort HMS Barham
14th December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
24th December 1939 - Sailed Inchkeith escorting tankers to Loch Ewe
25th December 1939 - Hunting off Rattray Head in 57-36N, 1-35W
27th December 1939 - Assisted Triumph after being hit by a mine
28th December 1939 - Arrived off May Island in the Firth of Forth
2nd January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth for escort duties between Invergordon and the Tyne
5th January 1940 - Arrived Newcastle
12th January 1940 - Relieved by HMS Exmouth on escort duty with cable ship Royal Scot
15th January 1940 - Sailed Methil Escorting a MT convoy to the Tyne
15th January 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy to The Tyne
16th January 1940 - Returned Methil with half of Convoy due to bad weather
18th January 1940 - Sailed Methil Escorting a MT convoy to the Tyne
23rd January 1940 - Attacked a contact ENE of Montrose
23rd January 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact ENE of May Island
25th January 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen escorting steamer Rutland to Scapa Flow.
26th January 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth.
30th January 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.1
6th February 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen for minelaying operation LD.1
9th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.11
12th February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.11
15th February 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
20th February 1940 - Arrived at Leith for refitting.
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Leith
1st April 1940 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, 23rd Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. S.H.K. Spurgeon in Command
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Leith
11th February 1941 - Lt.Cdr. Cecil Hugo de Boisville Newby, RN In Command
17th February 1942 - Lt.Cdr. Norman Lanyon, RN In Command
1st March 1942 - Escort for Russian Convoy PQ 12 and return QP 08 to Iceland
11th February 1943 - Lt. Richard Herbert Calcraft Wyld, RN In Command
28th May 1943 - Arrived Greenock
1944 - Sold to Greece

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Last edited : 16:26, March 19, 2011
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