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HMS Electra - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Electra

Name : HMS Electra
Laid Down : 15th March 1933
Launched : 15th February 1934
Completed : 15th September 1934
Type : Destroyer
Class : E
Builder : Hawthorn Leslie
Country : UK
Pennants : H27
Fate : Sunk 27th February 1942.

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HMS Electra, July 1935.

Timeline Entries :


10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
15th March 1933 - Laid down at Hawthorn Leslie, UK
15th March 1933 - Sailed Palma for Gibraltar
23rd June 1933 - Arrived Manchester
12th November 1933 - Arrived Penzance Bay
19th January 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
5th February 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar for Lisboa
6th February 1934 - Arrived Lisbon
15th February 1934 - Pennant H27
15th February 1934 - Sailed Lisbon for Gibraltar
15th February 1934 - Launched
16th February 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
26th February 1934 - Arrived Tetuan
3rd March 1934 - Sailed Tetuan
17th September 1934 - Commissioned
7th December 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
8th December 1934 - Completed exercises at Portland
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th January 1935 - Arrived Arosa Bay
20th January 1935 - Sailed Arosa Bay for the West Indies
30th April 1935 - Commissioned for service in the Home Fleet
30th April 1935 - 5th Destroyer Flotilla
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
21st October 1935 - Sailed Leith
10th September 1936 - Arrived Corunna
11th September 1936 - Arrived Vigo
26th September 1936 - Arrived Vigo
26th September 1936 - Arrived Vigo
10th October 1936 - Arrived Corunna
20th October 1936 - Arrived Vigo
5th March 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
28th April 1937 - Arrived Portland
18th June 1937 - Sailed Portland for Kallendborg
28th June 1937 - Arrived Stockholm
11th July 1937 - Arrived Torbay
16th July 1937 - Arrived Portland
20th July 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth for Stranraer
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Stranraer
8th October 1937 - Arrived Portland
24th October 1937 - Arrived St. Jean le Luz
January 1938 - 5th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
12th March 1938 - Arrived Gibraltar
30th March 1938 - Arrived Sheerness
19th July 1938 - Escorted The King and Queen from Dover to France
31st July 1939 - Lt.Cdr. Stuart Austen Buss, RN In Command
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Portland
3rd September 1939 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 23, Western Approaches Command
2nd October 1939 - Sailed the Loire escorting Convoy BC.65
3rd October 1939 - Arrived in Bristol Channel with Convoy BC.65
13th October 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.19
13th October 1939 - Sailed Dover
17th October 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.19
17th October 1939 - Joined Convoy HG.3
17th October 1939 - Attacked U-Boat whils escorting Convoy HG.3 off Cape Trafalgar
18th October 1939 - Joined Convoy HG.3 from Convoy OA.19
18th October 1939 - Joined Convoy HG.3
19th October 1939 - Detached Convoy HG.3
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.24G
26th October 1939 - Escorting Convoy OG.4
1st November 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
12th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.34
14th November 1939 - Detached Convoy OA.34
21st November 1939 - Searched for a submarine one mile 180 from Rame Head
28th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Concoy OA.43
30th November 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.43
5th December 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
6th December 1939 - Sailed Belfast
6th December 1939 - Sailed Belfast
8th December 1939 - Detached from Force W and searched 85 miles NW of Cape Wrath. For U.43
9th December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
9th December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
10th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to relieve escorts with Convoy HN.4
12th December 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.4
21st December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth escorting a convoy from Methil to the Tyne
23rd December 1939 - Arrived at Rosyth after Tyne-Methil convoy escort duty
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 - Entered the dock at Rosyth for repairs and refit
28th December 1939 - Arrived off May Island in the Firth of Forth
30th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth escorting base ship Manchester CityY and steamer Astronomer to Scapa Flow
31st December 1939 - At Rosyth repairing
2nd January 1940 - Sailed Invergordon with tanker Beaconstreet for Liverpool
2nd January 1940 - Arrived at Invergordan
3rd January 1940 - Sailed Liverpool for Plymouth and refit
9th January 1940 - With defects proceeded to Falmouth for repairs
31st January 1940 - At Falmouth under repair
15th February 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow from Dover
17th February 1940 - Exercised in the Firth of Forth
17th February 1940 - Sailed Methil Escorting Convoy ON.14
20th February 1940 - Sailed Kirkwall escorting Convoy ON.14
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22nd February 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
24th February 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
25th February 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
25th February 1940 - Arrived UK with West Coast section of Convoy HN.14
26th February 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
29th February 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact south, southeast of Duncansby Head
29th February 1940 - Joined Convoy ON.16
2nd March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.16
2nd March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.16
5th March 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.16
7th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.18
10th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.18
10th March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.18
13th March 1940 - Arrived Methil with the east coast section of Convoy HN.18
15th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.20
18th March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.20
18th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen
20th March 1940 - Left Convoy with ships for the West Coast
20th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow to Skerry Sound to guard the harbour entrance to Scapa Flow
21st March 1940 - Sailed into Skerry Sound to guard the eastern entrance to Scapa Flow after a U boat had been fired upon in Holm Sound by the Tower Cliff battery.
21st March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
21st March 1940 - Diverted to 4 miles 40 east of Copinsay to search for submarine
22nd March 1940 - Ordered to hunt a U-boat reported by air near Sule Skerry
23rd March 1940 - Searched for submarine west of Foula Island
24th March 1940 - Searched for a submarine west of the Orkneys
25th March 1940 - Searched for survivors off N.E. Coast Scotland
25th March 1940 - Left search area for Scapa Flow
26th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for a full calibre shoot southwest of the Orkneys, and then proceeded to Rosyth.
1st April 1940 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, 23rd Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. S.A. Buss in Command
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Rosyth
13th June 1940 - Collided with HMS Antelope in heavy fog off Norway
28th January 1941 - Cdr. Cecil Wakeford May, RN In Command
27th February 1942 - Sunk

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