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HMS Glowworm - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Glowworm

Name : HMS Glowworm
Laid Down : 15th August 1934
Launched : 22nd July 1935
Completed : 22nd January 1936
Type : Destroyer
Class : G
Builder : Thornycroft
Country : UK
Pennants : H92
Fate : Sunk 8th April 1940.

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HMS Glowworm, May 1937.

Timeline Entries :


22nd April 1935 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla
22nd April 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
25th April 1935 - Arrived Malta
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
22nd July 1935 - Pennant
22nd July 1935 - Launched
29th July 1935 - Sailed St. Raphael for Malta
1st August 1935 - Arrived Malta
28th December 1935 - Sailed Colombo for Aden
22nd January 1936 - Commissioned
5th February 1936 - Arrived Portland
1st September 1936 - Arrived Skiathos
9th September 1936 - Arrived Malta
17th March 1937 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
9th June 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth
14th June 1937 - Arrived cadiz
17th June 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
29th June 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
29th June 1937 - Sailed Malaga
14th July 1937 - Sailed Guadalquivir for Gibraltar
6th December 1937 - Sailed Malta for Aegean
11th December 1937 - Arrived Mudros
14th December 1937 - Sailed Kavalia
22nd July 1938 - Lt.Cdr. Gerard Broadmead Roope, RN in Command
29th July 1938 - Sailed Portsmouth for Gibraltar
30th December 1938 - Arrived Gibraltar
11th January 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Almeiria
12th January 1939 - Arrived Palma
24th January 1939 - Arrived Caldetas
24th January 1939 - Sailed Caldetas for Gandia
26th January 1939 - Sailed Palma for Malta
1st August 1939 - Arrived Salonika
14th August 1939 - Sailed Limasol for Alexandria
2nd September 1939 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla, Division 1, Mediterranean Fleet
2nd September 1939 - Arrivved Alexandria from escort duties
3rd October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar escorting Convoy Red 2
5th October 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th October 1939 - Arrived Toulon
19th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Plymouth. Assigned duty at Harwich
25th October 1939 - Joined Convoy KJ.3
26th October 1939 - Detached from Convoy KJ.3
9th November 1939 - Searching 60 miles south of Milford Haven for a reported submarine
9th November 1939 - Joined Convoy HX.6 from Plymouth
10th November 1939 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HX.6
12th November 1939 - Stationed east of the Tongue Light Vessel to redirect Thames-bound shipping
12th November 1939 - Arrived at Harwich from Plymouth
13th November 1939 - Detached from East Coast patrol
14th November 1939 - Dropped depth charges on a submarine contact off North Foreland
28th November 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact after it was sighted by aircraft in the North Sea
1st December 1939 - Unsuccessfully searched for a U-boat near Kentish Knock and the Tongue Light Vessel
14th January 1940 - Operated off the Dutch coast on operation ST 1
19th January 1940 - Carried out Operation ST.4
2nd February 1940 - Attacked submarine contact was made Off Blea Wyke Point
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Hull
1st April 1940 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla 2nd Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. G.B. Roope in Command
8th April 1940 - Sunk
2nd July 1940 - Pennant K22

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HMS Glowworms Attack on the Admiral Hipper by Ivan Berryman.


The Attack on the Admiral Hipper by HMS Glowworm by Ivan Berryman.


The attack on the Admiral Hipper by HMS Glowworm by Ivan Berryman.

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Last edited : 21:20, March 24, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 12:24, December 9, 2010
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