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HMS Grafton - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Grafton

Name : HMS Grafton
Laid Down : 30th August 1934
Launched : 18th September 1935
Completed : 20th March 1936
Type : Destroyer
Class : G
Builder : Thornycroft
Country : UK
Pennants : H89
Fate : Sunk 29th May 1940.

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HMS Grafton, 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
29th July 1935 - Sailed St. Raphael for Malta
1st August 1935 - Arrived Malta
18th September 1935 - Launched
18th September 1935 - Pennant
28th December 1935 - Sailed Colombo for Aden
18th April 1936 - Sailed Portland for Gibraltar
22nd April 1936 - Arrived Gibraltar
1st September 1936 - Arrived Skiathos
9th September 1936 - Arrived Malta
24th March 1937 - Arrived Gartegena
30th March 1937 - Arrived Almeria
14th April 1937 - Sailed Alicante for Valencia
24th April 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
9th June 1937 - Sailed Plymouth
19th June 1937 - Arrived Almeria
29th June 1937 - Arrived Almeria
13th July 1937 - Arrived Ceuta
15th July 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
22nd October 1937 - Sailed Gibraltar
19th February 1938 - Cdr. Mervyn Somerset Thomas, RN In Command
29th July 1938 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
31st December 1938 - Arrived Malta
18th March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
21st March 1939 - Arrived Malta
14th May 1939 - Arrived Palma
28th July 1939 - Arrived Limasol
14th August 1939 - Sailed Limasol for Alexandria
2nd September 1939 - Arrivved Alexandria from escort duties
2nd September 1939 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla, Division 1, Mediterranean Fleet
3rd September 1939 - Sailed Alexandria and relieved the 3rd Flotilla
3rd September 1939 - Outfitting at Sheerness
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
28th October 1939 - Joined Convoy HG.3
29th October 1939 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HG.3
29th October 1939 - Joined the 22nd Destroyer Flotilla
31st October 1939 - At Plymouth for boiler cleaning
2nd November 1939 - Joined Convoy HX.7
17th November 1939 - Joined Convoy SLF.9
17th November 1939 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HX.7
18th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.37
20th November 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.37
25th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.41
19th December 1939 - On patrol in 51-50N, 1-46E reported a large number of floating mines
15th January 1940 - Swept off the Dutch coast in Operation ST 2
18th January 1940 - Cdr. Cecil Edmund Charles Robinson, RN In Command
19th January 1940 - Carried out Operation ST.4
9th February 1940 - Attached to the Humber for patrol operations.
9th February 1940 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla
9th February 1940 - Sailed Harwich for Humber. Arrived later that day
1st April 1940 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla 2nd Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. C.E. Robinson in Command
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Hull
26th May 1940 - At Dunkirk
29th May 1940 - Sunk

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Last edited : 19:54, March 25, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 12:25, December 9, 2010
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