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HMS Encounter - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Encounter

Name : HMS Encounter
Laid Down : 15th March 1933
Launched : 29th March 1934
Completed : 2nd November 1934
Type : Destroyer
Class : E
Builder : Hawthorn Leslie
Country : UK
Pennants : H10
Fate : Sunk 1st March 1942.

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HMS Encounter, July 1935.

Timeline Entries :


29th March 1934 - Pennant H10
29th March 1934 - Launched at Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Newcastle
3rd November 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
17th November 1934 - Lt. Cdr. J.H. Plumer in Command
17th November 1934 - Sailed Portsmouth for Portland
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
19th June 1935 - Arrived Plymouth
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
15th October 1935 - Arrived Grangemouth
21st October 1935 - Sailed Grangemouth
9th September 1936 - Sailed Chatham
10th September 1936 - Arrived Middlesborough
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
14th January 1937 - Sailed Bilbao
6th March 1937 - Arrived Rio del Barquero
16th March 1937 - Sailed Rio de Barquero for UK
18th March 1937 - Arrived Sheerness
28th April 1937 - Arrived Portland
22nd May 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
18th November 1937 - Sailed Sheerness for Portland
January 1938 - 5th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
30th March 1938 - Arrived Sheerness
4th April 1938 - Lt.Cdr. Aubrey St. Clair-Ford, RN In Command
1st January 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.6
16th January 1939 - Sailed Sheerness
24th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
28th April 1939 - Arrived Portland
1st June 1939 - Sailed Geelong for Sydney
8th June 1939 - Sailed Portland for Newport
August 1939 - 7th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Portland at 0545 and arrived at Plymouth
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Portland for Plymouth
3rd September 1939 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 24, Western Approaches Command
9th October 1939 - Departed Bristol Channel escorting Convoy BC.10F
11th October 1939 - Sailed the Loire with Convoy BC.10F
11th October 1939 - Arrived in the Loire with Convoy BC.10F
12th October 1939 - Arrived in the Bristol Channel
31st October 1939 - At Plymouth for repairs
9th November 1939 - Lt.Cdr. Eric Vernon St. John Morgan, RN In Command
14th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.35
15th November 1939 - Detached from ConvoyOA.35
19th November 1939 - Searched for submarine off Wicca Cove near St Ives
30th November 1939 - At Plymouth with defects
11th December 1939 - Searched for Submarine 4 miles 45 from Eddystone
12th December 1939 - Arrived Portland escorting HMS Valiant
17th December 1939 - Escorted HMS Woolwich from Rosyth to the Clyde
20th December 1939 - On trials with Submarine H.34 in Pentland Firth
27th December 1939 - Assisted Triumph after being hit by a mine
28th December 1939 - Arrived off May Island in the Firth of Forth
29th December 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.6
1st January 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.6
4th January 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.6
9th January 1940 - Sailed with tanker British Prudence Invergordon for the Tyne
10th January 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with tanker British Prudence
15th January 1940 - Sailed Methil Escorting a MT convoy to the Tyne
15th January 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy to The Tyne
18th January 1940 - Sailed Methil Escorting a MT convoy to the Tyne
24th January 1940 - Sailed the scene of submarine search off Rattray Head at dusk for Rosyth.
27th January 1940 - With cable ship Royal Scot arrived Rosyth
30th January 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.2
31st January 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth.
1st February 1940 - Sailed Rosyth escorting two Submarines as far as the Longstones
2nd February 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
9th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.11
12th February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.11
17th February 1940 - Escorted two tankers from Rosyth to Aberdeen
17th February 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen escorting two steamers
21st February 1940 - Arrived Rosyth.
23rd February 1940 - Exercised in the Firth of Forth.
27th February 1940 - Searched for U.23 off Duncansby Head
28th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting 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 - Arrived Bergen
18th March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.20
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 - Arrived 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 - Diverted to 4 miles 40 east of Copinsay to search for submarine
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
1st April 1940 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, 24th Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. E.V. St J. Morgan in Command
6th June 1940 - Joined Convoy ON.7 relieving HMS Eskimo
27th November 1940 - Force H
27th November 1940 - Battle Of Cape Spartivento, Sardinia
25th October 1941 - Picked up survivors off HMS Latona North of Bardia
1st March 1942 - Sunk by Japanes Cruisers

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Last edited : 18:34, March 19, 2011
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First Added : 11:59, December 9, 2010
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