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HMS Fame - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Fame

Name : HMS Fame
Laid Down : 5th July 1933
Launched : 28th June 1934
Completed : 26th April 1935
Type : Destroyer
Class : F
Builder : Vickers
Country : UK
Pennants : H78
Fate : To Dominican Republic (February 1949).
Later became : Generalissimo

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HMS Fame, July 1937.


HMS Fame, May 1938.

Timeline Entries :


28th June 1934 - Pennant H78
28th June 1934 - Launched
11th February 1935 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
26th April 1935 - Sailed Barrow
27th April 1935 - Arrived Plymouth
28th April 1935 - Arrived Plymouth
29th April 1935 - Joined 6th Destroyer Flotilla
29th April 1935 - Commissioned at Plymouth
14th May 1935 - Sailed Plymouth for Portland
24th May 1935 - Arrived Scapa Flow
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
11th February 1936 - Sailed Gibraltar
7th March 1936 - Sailed UK for Malta
2nd April 1936 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
19th June 1936 - Arrived Mersa Matruh
20th July 1936 - Arrived Plymouth
27th April 1937 - Arrived Portland
27th April 1937 - Sailed Plymouth for Portland
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Portland
7th June 1937 - Arrived Fowey
11th June 1937 - Sailed Fowey
3rd August 1937 - Sailed Plymouth
January 1938 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
29th March 1938 - Arrived Plymouth
5th July 1938 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
5th July 1938 - Commenced Combined exercises
10th July 1938 - Completed Combined exercises
28th July 1938 - Cdr. Philip Norman Walter, RN In Command
22nd November 1938 - Arrived Portsmouth
17th January 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
24th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
29th July 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
August 1939 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
1st August 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
15th August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for exercises
21st August 1939 - Arrived Invergordon
27th August 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
31st August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Deployed in the North Sea between the Orkneys and Norway.
3rd September 1939 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 16, Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
1st October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Loch Ewe
2nd October 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
8th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
11th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
12th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow escorting HMS Repulse
22nd October 1939 - Completed boiler clean at Scapa Flow
23rd October 1939 - Off Norwegian Coast
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow to escort an iron ore convoy from Narvik
30th October 1939 - Depth charged a submarine contact near Kinnaird Head
3rd November 1939 - Joined Convoy ON.1
3rd November 1939 - Detached from Convoy ON.1
5th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow to join Nelson
9th November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth for refuelling
21st November 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde from Loch Ewe
23rd November 1939 - Sailed the Clyde for a position off the Norwegian coast
23rd November 1939 - Detached to Pentland Firth Patrol
28th November 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
30th November 1939 - At Clyde repairing
22nd December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe with the 1st Minesweeping Flotilla arrived at Loch Ewe
25th December 1939 - Conducted an anti-submarine sweep off Ailsa Craig
28th December 1939 - Arrived Liverpool escorting HMS Barham
30th December 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde
10th January 1940 - Escorted HMS Canton
12th January 1940 - Patrolled off Mersey Light, six miles 280 from Bar Light Vessel
13th January 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
14th January 1940 - Sailed Greenock on patrol
17th January 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow
18th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
18th January 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
20th January 1940 - Arrived at Sullom Voe to refuel.
24th January 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde from patrol.
24th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
2nd February 1940 - Sailed Greenock for an anti-submarine sweep towards the Mull of Kintyre
7th February 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
8th February 1940 - Sailed The Clyde on patrol
11th February 1940 - Refuelled at Sullom Voe and returned to Battle Group
15th February 1940 - At sea near Pentland Firth covering Operation DT
24th February 1940 - Conducted diving trials with Submarine Tetrarch
27th February 1940 - Escorted HMS Malaya and HMS Ascania from the Clyde
1st March 1940 - Arrived The Clyde
3rd March 1940 - Attacked submarine contact without result
7th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
7th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow and escorted four ships from Convoy ON.18 to Scapa Flow
7th March 1940 - Made attacks on a contact sighted by aircraft ESE of Noss Head
11th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow on patrol
12th March 1940 - Joined west coast section of Convoy HN.18
12th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde for Scapa Flow
13th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - Patrolled the north end of Gutter Sound
20th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Operation DU
23rd March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
24th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
24th March 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact at 1900 east, southeast of Copinsay
24th March 1940 - Searched the area 17 of 58-57N, 2-12W during the night
25th March 1940 - Searched for survivors off N.E. Coast Orkney
1st April 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, 16th Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. P.N. Walter in Command
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Grimsby
6th July 1940 - Cdr. Cecil Athos Newcome Chatwin, RN In Command
August 1942 - Cdr. Ralph Heathcote, RN In Command
14th July 1943 - Cdr. Robert Alexander Currie, RN In Command
April 1945 - Lt.Cdr. John Anthony Luther, RN In Command
12th June 1945 - A/Lt.Cdr. Roland Lindsay Boddy, RN In Command
11th September 1945 - Cdr. John Grant, DSO, RN In Command
1948 - Sold to Dominican Republic

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Last edited : 21:25, January 26, 2011
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First Added : 12:05, December 9, 2010
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