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HMS Gallant - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Gallant

Name : HMS Gallant
Laid Down : 15th September 1934
Launched : 26th September 1935
Completed : 25th September 1936
Type : Destroyer
Class : G
Builder : Stephen
Country : UK
Pennants : H59
Fate : Sunk as blockship September 1943 Malta.

Damaged by a mine on 10th January 1941, then again by aircraft on 5th April 1942.

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HMS Gallant, May 1937.

Timeline Entries :


22nd April 1935 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla
22nd April 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
25th April 1935 - Arrived Malta
29th July 1935 - Sailed St. Raphael for Malta
1st August 1935 - Arrived Malta
26th September 1935 - Launched
26th September 1935 - Pennant
28th December 1935 - Sailed Colombo for Aden
27th July 1936 - Arrived Barcelona
29th March 1937 - Arrived Palma
6th April 1937 - Bombed off Cape San Antomio
7th April 1937 - Arrived and Sailed Almeria for Malaga
7th April 1937 - Arrived Almeria and saile for Malaga
26th April 1937 - Sailed Gibraltar
26th April 1937 - Sailed Gibraltar
26th April 1937 - Arrived Cadiz
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Sheerness
22nd October 1937 - Sailed Gibraltar
11th March 1938 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
22nd July 1938 - Lt.Cdr. Cecil Powis Frobisher Brown, RN in Command
28th July 1938 - Sailed Sheerness
10th December 1938 - Sailed Gibraltar
31st December 1938 - Arrived Malta
6th April 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
6th April 1939 - Sauked Gibraltar for Malta
9th April 1939 - Arrived Malta
8th June 1939 - Arrived Marseilles
24th July 1939 - Laid down at at Swan Hunter's Yard at Wallsend-on-Tyne
28th July 1939 - Arrived Latzi
1st August 1939 - Sailed Latzi for Limasol
1st August 1939 - Arrived Limasol
14th August 1939 - Sailed Limasol for Alexandria
30th August 1939 - Arrived Alexandria from escort duties
2nd September 1939 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla, Division 1, Mediterranean Fleet
3rd September 1939 - Sailed Alexandria and relieved the 3rd Flotilla
9th October 1939 - Exercised off Alexandri
10th October 1939 - Sailed Alexandria for Gibraltar
14th October 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
15th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for duty with the 1st Battle Squadron at Alexandria.
15th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Alexandria. Then returned to Gibraltar
17th October 1939 - Relieved of escorting HMS Ramilles
17th October 1939 - Joined Convoy Blue 4
18th October 1939 - Detached from Convoy Blue 4
19th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Plymouth. Assigned duty at Harwich
23rd October 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact 90° off the Lizard
28th October 1939 - Joined Convoy HG.3
29th October 1939 - Joined the 22nd Destroyer Flotilla
29th October 1939 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HG.3
4th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.30
6th November 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.30
13th November 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
17th November 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar and left same day
17th November 1939 - Joined Convoy SLF.9
19th November 1939 - Investigated a contact 120 miles 315° from Cape Finisterre
25th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.41
2nd February 1940 - Picked up survivors from Tanker British Councillor
2nd February 1940 - Sailed Harwich for Rosyth
3rd February 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
6th February 1940 - Searched for steamer Highcliffe
7th February 1940 - Attacked a contact east of South Ronaldsay
8th February 1940 - Searched for a submarine, nine miles 207° from Sumburgh Head
9th February 1940 - Patrolled in the vicinity of Rattray Head.
11th February 1940 - Leaving Aberdeen, damaged her propellers on a submerged object. Docked for examination.
18th February 1940 - Sailed Rosyth and joined Convoy HN.12
19th February 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.12
20th February 1940 - Sailed Rosyth for Scapa Flow to operate under the Orkneys and Shetlands Command.
21st February 1940 - Escorted steamer Cyprian Prince from Aberdeen to Kirkwall. At Kirkwall
23rd February 1940 - Attacked U.61 east of Copinsay and inflicted some damage.
24th February 1940 - Submarine hunting.
24th February 1940 - Picked up survivors and arrived Invergordon
29th February 1940 - Assisted in Attacking a submarine contact south, southeast of Duncansby Head
4th March 1940 - Arrived Aberdeen to patrol
6th March 1940 - Arrived Invergordon from patrol.
8th March 1940 - Made attacks on a contact sighted by aircraft ESE of Noss Head
16th March 1940 - Sailed Invergordon to patrol in Moray Firth
17th March 1940 - On anti-submarine striking duties in the Maray Firth
18th March 1940 - Sailed Invergordon for Southbank escorting HMS Intrepid
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - Detached HMS Norfolk and escorted dunny carrier Hermes
20th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow with dummy HMS Hermes
1st April 1940 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla 2nd Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. C.P.F. Brown in Command
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Southampton
20th October 1940 - Sank the Italian submarine Lafole
27th November 1940 - Force D
27th November 1940 - Battle Of Cape Spartivento, Sardinia
10th January 1941 - Damaged by a mine & taken to Malta
10th January 1941 - Damaged by a mine & taken to Malta and destroyed there during an air raid
5th April 1942 - Declared a constructive total loss

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Last edited : 20:32, March 23, 2011
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First Added : 12:16, December 9, 2010
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