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HMS Escapade - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Escapade

Name : HMS Escapade
Laid Down : 30th March 1933
Launched : 30th January 1934
Completed : 30th August 1934
Type : Destroyer
Class : E
Builder : Scotts
Country : UK
Pennants : H17
Fate : Sold for scrap 26th November 1946.

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HMS Escapade, October 1934.

Timeline Entries :


10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
15th March 1933 - Sailed Palma for Gibraltar
23rd June 1933 - Arrived Manchester
12th November 1933 - Arrived Penzance Bay
19th January 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
30th January 1934 - Pennant H17
30th January 1934 - Launched
5th February 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar for Lisboa
6th February 1934 - Arrived Lisbon
15th February 1934 - Sailed Lisbon for Gibraltar
16th February 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
26th February 1934 - Arrived Tetuan
3rd March 1934 - Sailed Tetuan
1st September 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
22nd September 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
2nd November 1934 - Arrived Portland
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th January 1935 - Arrived Arosa Bay
20th January 1935 - Sailed Arosa Bay for the West Indies
19th June 1935 - Arrived Plymouth
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
15th October 1935 - Arrived Grangemouth
21st October 1935 - Sailed Grangemouth
10th September 1936 - Arrived Middlesborough
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
6th March 1937 - Arrived Corunna
16th March 1937 - Sailed Rio de Barquero for UK
17th March 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
27th April 1937 - Arrived Portland
27th April 1937 - Sailed Plymouth for Portland
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Portland
16th June 1937 - Arrived Dartmouth
17th July 1937 - Sailed La Pallice on Patrol
7th 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
1st January 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.6
17th January 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
18th January 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
28th April 1939 - Arrived Portland
31st July 1939 - Cdr. Harry Robert Graham, RN In Command
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
3rd September 1939 - Sailed Portland
3rd September 1939 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 24, Western Approaches Command
5th October 1939 - Sailed Quiberon Bay escorting Convoy BC.7S
8th October 1939 - Arrived Barry Roads
9th October 1939 - Involved in a minor collision with Vivacious leaving Milford Haven
20th October 1939 - Completed Collision repairs at Newport
5th November 1939 - Searched for suspected submarine 150 miles SW of Ushant
14th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.35
15th November 1939 - Detached from ConvoyOA.35
17th November 1939 - Joined Convoy SLF.9
19th November 1939 - Searched for submarine off Wicca Cove near St Ives
25th November 1939 - Sailed Liverpool escorting Convoy OB.41
27th November 1939 - Detached from Convoy OB.41
3rd December 1939 - Sailed Liverpool escorting Convoy OB.46
5th December 1939 - Detached Convoy OB.46
5th December 1939 - Attacked U.47 at 1515, inflicting light damage
5th December 1939 - Rescued 35 survivors from steamer Navasota sunk by U-47
7th December 1939 - Joined Convoy SLF.10
7th December 1939 - Joined Convoy SLF.10
8th December 1939 - Arrived UK with Convoy SLF.10
15th December 1939 - Searched Submarine contact 120 miles WSW of Land's End in 49-14N, 6-36W
17th December 1939 - Escorted HMS Woolwich from Rosyth to the Clyde
20th December 1939 - Sent to search for a submarine reported at the entrance to Kirkwall
21st December 1939 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.5
23rd December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
25th December 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.5
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
5th January 1940 - Escorted a MT convoy from Methil to the Tyne.
5th January 1940 - Sailed Methil with a group of merchant ships for the Tyne
9th January 1940 - Arrived at Invergordon with minelayer Princess Victoria
12th January 1940 - Escort for minelaying operation PA 1
13th January 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
19th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth escorting Minelayer Princess Victoria
24th January 1940 - Sailed the scene of submarine search off Rattray Head at dusk for Rosyth.
25th January 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth from submarine hunting, After refuelling, left again with cable ship Royal Scot
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.
2nd February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.2 & MT.3
3rd February 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy MT.2 & MT.3
4th February 1940 - Arrived Methil
8th February 1940 - Searched for a submarine SSE of Buchanness
9th February 1940 - Searched for a submarine reported one mile SSE of Buchan Ness
9th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.11
12th February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.11
15th February 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
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
28th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.16
2nd March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.16
2nd March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.16
5th March 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.16
15th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.20
18th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen
18th March 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.20
18th March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.20
22nd March 1940 - Ordered to hunt a U-boat reported by air near Sule Skerry
24th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.22
27th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.22
1st April 1940 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, 24th Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. H.R. Graham in Command
October 1940 - Cdr. Richard Edmund Hyde-Smith, RN In Command
3rd October 1940 - Sailed Newcastle escorting Convoy TM
February 1941 - Lt.Cdr. Edmund Neville Vincent Currey, DSC, RN In Command
1st December 1942 - Lt.Cdr. Edward Copson Peake, RN In Command
30th October 1944 - Lt.Cdr. Home Ronald Archibald Kidston, RN In Command
1947 - Broken up

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Last edited : 19:00, March 19, 2011
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First Added : 12:00, December 9, 2010
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