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HMS Griffin - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Griffin

Name : HMS Griffin
Laid Down : 20th September 1934
Launched : 15th August 1935
Completed : 6th June 1936
Type : Destroyer
Class : G
Builder : Vickers
Country : UK
Pennants : H31, H60
Fate : To Canada (Ottawa) 2nd March 1943.
Later became : HMCS Ottawa

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HMS Griffin, 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
15th August 1935 - Launched
15th August 1935 - Pennant
28th December 1935 - Sailed Colombo for Aden
23rd March 1936 - Sailed Devonport for Portland
23rd March 1936 - Arrived Portland
26th August 1936 - Arrived Alicante
1st September 1936 - Sailed Alicante
8th September 1936 - Arrived Valencia
9th September 1936 - Arrived Barcelona
10th September 1936 - Sailed Barcelona for Marseilles
23rd October 1936 - Arrived Barcelona
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
9th June 1937 - Sailed Plymouth
17th June 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
29th June 1937 - Arrived Cadiz
29th June 1937 - Sailed Guadalquivir
11th July 1937 - Arrived Palma
7th December 1937 - Arrived Dragomesti
29th July 1938 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
1st January 1939 - Arrived Caldetas
10th January 1939 - Lt.Cdr. John Lee-Barber, RN In Command
10th January 1939 - Sailed Gandia for Caldetas
11th January 1939 - Arrived and sailed Caldetas for Marseilles
15th January 1939 - Arrived Caldetas
24th January 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
1st August 1939 - Arrived Salonika
14th August 1939 - Sailed Latzi
31st August 1939 - At Aden
2nd September 1939 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla, Division 2, Mediterranean Fleet
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Aden
5th September 1939 - Arrived Port Said
3rd October 1939 - Arrived Malta
5th October 1939 - Sailed Malta to relieve Duchess and Defender
24th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar to escort convoy SL.5
24th October 1939 - Ordered back to stand by for Convoy SL.6
30th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
30th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar escorting Convoy SL.6
8th November 1939 - Joined Convoy SL.6
9th November 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
12th November 1939 - Arrived at Harwich from Plymouth
13th November 1939 - Sailed Malta Escorting Alcantara to Alexandria
13th November 1939 - Arrived Alexandria
15th November 1939 - Attacked U-20 nine miles 90° from Tongue Light Vessel.Attack failed
19th November 1939 - Picked up survivors from Italian steamer Grazia, five miles north of North Foreland
20th November 1939 - Attacked a U-Boat contact at 51.55N, 1.46E
21st November 1939 - Sailed Harwich for a sweep in the North Sea in operation GT.1
26th November 1939 - Damaged by HMS PC.74 in a gale
30th November 1939 - At Woolwich repairing
17th December 1939 - Anti-submarine sweep from the Thames entrance to Yarmouth
18th December 1939 - Arrived back in the Thames
7th January 1940 - Off the Humber
15th January 1940 - Swept off the Dutch coast in Operation ST 2
19th January 1940 - Took part in Operation ST.3
19th January 1940 - Picked up survivors from HMS Grenville
2nd February 1940 - Sailed Harwich for Rosyth
2nd February 1940 - Picked up survivors from Tanker British Councillor
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 - Sailed Aberdeen to search for a submarine SSE of Buchanness
9th February 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen to sweep for a submarine reported one mile SSE of Buchan Ness
9th February 1940 - Stood by damaged steamer Cree
10th February 1940 - Arrived Aberdeen. Saoled same day ro relieve HMS Boreas off the northeast coast
13th February 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth
18th February 1940 - Hunted a submarine in the Forth of Forth
19th February 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth after a submarine hunt.
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.
26th February 1940 - Submarine hunting in Moray Firth
29th February 1940 - Assisted in Attacking a submarine contact south, southeast of Duncansby Head
7th March 1940 - Made attacks on a contact sighted by aircraft ESE of Noss Head
12th March 1940 - Submarine hunting in Moray Firth after a report by a British aircraft
12th March 1940 - Searched for submarine reported by aircraft east of South Ronaldsay
18th March 1940 - Sailed Invergordon
18th March 1940 - Arrived Aberdeen
1st April 1940 - 1st Destroyer Flotilla 2nd Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. J. Lee Barber in Command
20th October 1940 - Sank the Italian submarine Lafole
27th November 1940 - Force D
27th November 1940 - Battle Of Cape Spartivento, Sardinia
27th March 1941 - Participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan
19th November 1941 - Capt. Hugh St. Lawrence Nicolson, DSO, RN In Command
1942 - Lt. Paul Markham Whatley, RN In Command
October 1942 - Lt.Cdr. Arthur Nichol Rowell, RN In Command
1946 - Broken up

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Last edited : 20:41, March 25, 2011
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First Added : 12:28, December 9, 2010
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