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HMS Escort - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Escort

Name : HMS Escort
Laid Down : 30th March 1933
Launched : 29th March 1934
Completed : 30th October 1934
Type : Destroyer
Class : E
Builder : Scotts
Country : UK
Pennants : H66
Fate : Foundered 11th July 1940.

Damaged by torpedo from Italian submarine Marconi three days before foundering.

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HMS Escort, July 1935.

Timeline Entries :


30th March 1933 - Laid down at Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)
25th March 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
29th March 1934 - Launched
29th March 1934 - Pennant H66
2nd November 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
6th November 1934 - Commissioned at Chatham
6th November 1934 - Cdr. C.B. Turner Assumed Comand
6th November 1934 - Commissioned
15th November 1934 - Sailed Portland
8th December 1934 - Completed exercises at Portland
8th December 1934 - Arrived Chatham
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th January 1935 - Arrived Arosa Bay
20th January 1935 - Sailed Arosa Bay for the West Indies
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
12th September 1936 - Arrived Bilbao
27th September 1936 - Sailed Plencia
27th September 1936 - Sailed Plencia
10th October 1936 - Arrived St. Jean de Luz
25th October 1936 - Sailed Bilbao for St. Jean de Luz
28th April 1937 - Arrived Portland
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Portland
5th June 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
30th June 1937 - Arrived St. Helier
16th July 1937 - Arrived Portland
20th July 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth for Stranraer
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Stranraer
8th October 1937 - Arrived Portland
22nd 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
24th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
31st July 1939 - Lt.Cdr. John Bostock, RN In Command
14th August 1939 - Sailed Sheerness for Rosyth
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Portland
3rd September 1939 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 24, 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 Dover
13th October 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.19
17th October 1939 - Attacked U-Boat whils escorting Convoy HG.3 off Cape Trafalgar
17th October 1939 - Joined Convoy HG.3
17th October 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.19
18th October 1939 - Joined Convoy HG.3
18th October 1939 - Escorted Steamer Sagaing from area
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
25th November 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact SW of Land's End in 49.17N, 07.14W
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
8th December 1939 - Detached from Force W and searched 85 miles NW of Cape Wrath. For U.43
9th December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
10th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to relieve escorts with Convoy HN.4
11th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for Loch Ewe
11th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth escorting German merchant ship Ilsenstein for Loch Ewe
12th December 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.4
15th December 1939 - Searched Submarine contact off Buchanness
15th December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
16th December 1939 - Attacked contact off Buchan Ness in 57-26N, 1-45W
16th December 1939 - Attacked Contact in 57-26N, 01-45W
18th December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
23rd December 1939 - Arrived at Dundee from Scapa Flow, en route to Rosyth
30th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth escorting base ship Manchester CityY and steamer Astronomer to Scapa Flow
2nd January 1940 - Arrived at Invergordan
2nd January 1940 - Sailed Invergordon with tanker Beaconstreet for Liverpool
3rd January 1940 - Sailed Liverpool for Plymouth and refit
9th January 1940 - With defects proceeded to Falmouth for repairs
25th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting convoy FS.81.
25th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting convoy FS.81.
27th January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.81
31st January 1940 - At Falmouth under repair
12th February 1940 - Exercised off Harwich.
17th February 1940 - Sailed Methil Escorting Convoy ON.14
20th February 1940 - Sailed Kirkwall escorting Convoy ON.14
22nd February 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
24th February 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
25th February 1940 - Sank U 63 SE of the Orkney
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
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 Methil with Convoy HN.20
18th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen
18th March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.20
1st April 1940 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, 23rd Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. J. Bostock in Command
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Rosyth
11th July 1940 - Sunk

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