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HMS Forester - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Forester

Name : HMS Forester
Laid Down : 15th May 1933
Launched : 28th June 1934
Completed : 29th March 1935
Type : Destroyer
Class : F
Builder : White
Country : UK
Pennants : H74
Fate : Sold for scrap 22nd January 1946. Scrapped Rosyth June 1947.

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HMS Forester, July 1935.

Timeline Entries :


28th June 1934 - Pennant H74
28th June 1934 - Launched
11th February 1935 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
24th May 1935 - Arrived Scapa Flow
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 Portsmouth
10th October 1936 - Arrived Rosyth
19th April 1937 - Arrived and Sailed St. Jean de Luz
23rd April 1937 - Sailed La Pallice
29th June 1937 - Arrived Cardiff
17th July 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
23rd October 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
January 1938 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
29th March 1938 - Arrived Portsmouth
17th January 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
22nd January 1939 - Arrived Bordeaux
26th January 1939 - Sailed Bordeaux
31st January 1939 - Lt.Cdr. Edward Bernard Tancock, RN In Command
27th July 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
August 1939 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
15th August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for exercises
21st August 1939 - Arrived Invergordon
25th August 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
31st August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Deployed in the North Sea between the Orkneys and Norway.
1st September 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
3rd September 1939 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 15, Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
20th September 1939 - Sank U-27 west of the Hebrides.(Tarrant)
8th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
11th October 1939 - Arrive Loch Ewe
16th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe for the Clyde
25th October 1939 - Arrived the Clyde
26th October 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to cover the Atlantic convoy routes, including Halifax convoys
28th October 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde for repairs
28th October 1939 - Arrived on the Clyde
31st October 1939 - At Clyde with defects
16th November 1939 - Completed her refit in the Clyde
23rd November 1939 - Repairs completed on the Clyde
23rd November 1939 - Sailed the Clyde for a position off the Norwegian coast
24th November 1939 - At Sea
1st December 1939 - North of the Faroes to cover AMCs returning to Northern Patrol
4th December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe en route to the Clyde
10th December 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact in 57-59N, 05-25W
13th December 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe
23rd December 1939 - In the Clyde
31st December 1939 - At Clyde Defects
8th January 1940 - Sailed the Clyde and joined Convoy HN.7 but was reassigned
10th January 1940 - Sailed the Clyde to escort HMS Canton
12th January 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.7
13th January 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
14th January 1940 - Sailed Greenock on patrol
17th January 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow
18th January 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
18th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
20th January 1940 - Attacked submarine contacts, east of the Faroes in 62-27N, 2-01W
24th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
24th January 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde from patrol.
8th February 1940 - Sailed The Clyde on patrol
11th February 1940 - Refuelled at Sullom Voe and returned to Battle Group
13th February 1940 - Refuelled at Sullom Voe and returned to Battle Group
15th February 1940 - Refuelled at Sullom Voe and returned to Battle Group
15th February 1940 - Stood by damaged tanker Imperial Transport
22nd February 1940 - Attacked a contact, which further investigation showed to be the wreck of U.33 sunk earlier.
23rd February 1940 - Rendezvoused HMS Mohawk which was escorting tanker Imperial Transport at Liverpool
23rd February 1940 - Sailed the Clyde
27th February 1940 - Escorted HMS Malaya and HMS Ascania from the Clyde
1st March 1940 - Arrived The Clyde
2nd March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde to cover the ON/HN Convoys
3rd March 1940 - Attacked submarine contact without result
7th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
8th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
9th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
10th March 1940 - Attacked contact east of South Ronaldsay. Later found to be the wreck of sunken collier GIRALDA.
12th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde for Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - Covered Convoys HN.20 and ON.21 and Operation DU Activities
19th March 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
21st March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe
21st March 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe
1st April 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, 15th Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. E.B. Tancock in Command
13th April 1940 - Second Battle of Narvik
27th November 1940 - Force H
27th November 1940 - Battle Of Cape Spartivento, Sardinia
January 1942 - Lt.Cdr. George Pepys Huddart, RN In Command
2nd May 1942 - Lt. Jack Bitmead, RN In Command
4th August 1942 - Lt.Cdr. James Arbouin Burnett, RN In Command
21st May 1944 - Cdr. George Windsor Gregorie, RD, RNR In Command
9th July 1944 - Lt. David Creagh Beatty, RN In Command
17th April 1945 - Lt.Cdr. Peter Ronald Ward, RN In Command
6th June 1945 - A/Lt.Cdr. Louis John Hilary Gamble, RN In Command
1947 - Broken up at Rosyth

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