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HMS Foresight - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Foresight

Name : HMS Foresight
Laid Down : 21st July 1933
Launched : 29th June 1934
Completed : 15th May 1935
Type : Destroyer
Class : F
Builder : Cammell Laird
Country : UK
Pennants : H68
Fate : Sunk 13th August 1942.

Damaged by Italian aircraft on 12th August 1942, resulting in sinking the next day.

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HMS Foresight, July 1935.


HMS Foresight, May 1937.

Timeline Entries :


29th June 1934 - Launched
29th June 1934 - Pennant H68
11th February 1935 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
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
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
5th January 1938 - Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Thornton Lambert, RN
29th March 1938 - Arrived Plymouth
5th July 1938 - Commenced Combined exercises
5th July 1938 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
10th July 1938 - Completed Combined exercises
17th January 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
24th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
29th July 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
August 1939 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
15th August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for exercises
21st August 1939 - Arrived Invergordon
3rd September 1939 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 16, Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
1st October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Loch Ewe
1st October 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
2nd October 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
2nd October 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe
4th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
8th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
11th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
12th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow escorting HMS Repulse
21st October 1939 - At Scapa Flow, Boiler Clean
26th October 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to cover the Atlantic convoy routes, including Halifax convoys
26th October 1939 - Completed Boiller clean at Scapa Flow
28th October 1939 - Arrived on the Clyde
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe for Convoy Cover
9th November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth for refuelling
12th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to carry out full calibre firings before proceeding on patrol between the Faroes and Norway
21st November 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde from Loch Ewe
23rd November 1939 - Detached to Pentland Firth Patrol
23rd November 1939 - Sailed the Clyde for a position off the Norwegian coast
28th November 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
30th November 1939 - At Clyde repairing
3rd December 1939 - Repairing weather damage and refitting
24th December 1939 - Repairs completed
25th December 1939 - Conducted an anti-submarine sweep off Ailsa Craig
29th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde escorting HMS Berwick
30th December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
4th January 1940 - Sailed Greenock for repairs at Plymouth
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
17th January 1940 - Sent to patrol off the Norwegian coast to intercept German ore ships.
18th January 1940 - Arrived at Sullom Voe to refuel prior to joining convoy HN.8
18th January 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
18th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
20th January 1940 - Attacked a contact NE of the Faroes in 62-54N, 3-10W
24th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
24th January 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde from patrol.
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
14th February 1940 - Refuelled at Sullom Voe and returned to Battle Group
15th February 1940 - At sea near Pentland Firth covering Operation DT
19th February 1940 - Sailed the Clyde
24th February 1940 - Arrived Greenock.
14th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde for Scapa Flow.
15th March 1940 - Commenced an anti-submarine patrol off Hoxa Boom
19th March 1940 - Searched Scapa Flow for submarine
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 contact, 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 - Lt. Cdr. G.T. Lambert in Command
14th January 1941 - Cdr. Jocelyn Stuart Cambridge Salter, RN
July 1942 - Lt.Cdr. Robert Augustus Fell, RN
12th August 1942 - Disabled by bombs. Tartar took her in tow
12th August 1942 - Sunk. Torpedoed by HMS Zulu

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