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HMS Fortune - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Fortune

Name : HMS Fortune
Laid Down : 25th July 1933
Launched : 29th August 1934
Completed : 27th April 1935
Type : Destroyer
Class : F
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Pennants : H70
Fate : To Canada (Saskatchewan) 3rd June 1943.
Later became : HMCS Saskatchewan

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HMS Fortune, July 1935.

Timeline Entries :


29th August 1934 - Launched
29th August 1934 - Pennant H70
11th February 1935 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
27th April 1935 - Sailed the Clyde for Sheerness
11th February 1936 - Sailed Gibraltar
7th March 1936 - Sailed UK for Malta
2nd April 1936 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla
30th May 1936 - Arrived Mersa Matruh
20th July 1936 - Arrived Sheerness
19th April 1937 - Arrived La Rochelle
25th April 1937 - Arrived St. Jean de Luz
29th June 1937 - Arrived Bristol
22nd July 1937 - Sailed Portland for Sheerness
23rd July 1937 - Arrived Sheerness
22nd October 1937 - Sailed Gibraltar
January 1938 - 6th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
30th March 1938 - Arrived Sheerness
20th April 1938 - Cdr. C.T.M. Pizey in Command
17th January 1939 - Sailed Sheerness
22nd January 1939 - Arrived Bordeaux
26th January 1939 - Sailed Bordeaux
15th July 1939 - Cdr. Edward Albert Gibbs, RN In Command
30th July 1939 - Sailed Sheerness
August 1939 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
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
20th September 1939 - Sank U-27 west of the Hebrides.(Tarrant)
1st October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Loch Ewe
2nd October 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
8th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
31st October 1939 - At Clyde for repairs
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 - Detached to Pentland Firth Patrol
23rd November 1939 - Sailed the Clyde for a position off the Norwegian coast
28th November 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
28th November 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
30th November 1939 - At Liverpool repairing
30th November 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact in 59N, 4W
1st December 1939 - Arrived the Clyde from Scapa Flow for repairs
1st December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
3rd December 1939 - Repairing weather damage
31st December 1939 - At Liverpool with defects
10th January 1940 - Sailed the Clyde to escort HMS Canton
11th January 1940 - Sailed Liverpool for Glasgow
14th January 1940 - Sailed Greenock on patrol
17th January 1940 - Sent to search for U-Boat seven miles 10 of Muckle Flugga
17th January 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow
18th January 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
18th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
24th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow. Detached same day
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
15th February 1940 - At sea near Pentland Firth covering Operation DT
19th February 1940 - Sailed the Clyde
21st February 1940 - Hunted a submarine ENE of Muckle Flugga
24th February 1940 - Arrived Greenock.
1st March 1940 - Investigated a submarine reported seven miles 254 from Ailsa Craig
2nd March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde escorting RMS Queen Elizabeth
3rd March 1940 - Arrived Belfast to escort dummy aircraft carrier HERMES (decoy ship MAMARI)
4th March 1940 - Sailed Belfast escorting dummy aircraft carrier HERMES (decoy ship MAMARI)
5th March 1940 - Arrived Greenock
5th March 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
5th March 1940 - Sailed Greenock screening AMCs for firing drills
7th March 1940 - Sailed The Clyde
9th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
12th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow to join Convoy ON.19
12th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde for Scapa Flow
14th March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.19
14th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.19
17th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - Covered Convoys HN.20 and ON.21 and Operation DU Activities
20th March 1940 - Dropped three depth charges on a submarine contact northeast of Muckle Flugga
1st April 1940 - 8th Destroyer Flotilla, 16th Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. E.A. Gibbs in Command
2nd November 1940 - Lt.Cdr. Erroll Norman Sinclair, RN In Command
7th October 1941 - Lt.Cdr. Richard Dickon Herbert Stephen Pankhurst, RN In Command
1943 - Transferred to RCN

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Last edited : 14:07, March 23, 2011
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First Added : 12:12, December 9, 2010
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