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HMS Hero - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Hero

Name : HMS Hero
Laid Down : 28th February 1935
Launched : 10th March 1936
Completed : 23rd October 1936
Type : Destroyer
Class : H
Builder : Vickers
Country : UK
Pennants : H99
Fate : To Canada (Chaudiere) 15th November 1943.
Later became : HMCS Chaudiere

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HMS Hero, June 1939.

Timeline Entries :


10th March 1936 - Launched
10th March 1936 - Pennant H99
21st October 1936 - Commissioned for acceptance trials
23rd October 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
23rd October 1936 - Commissioned
23rd October 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
21st May 1937 - Arrived Cadiz
27th May 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
3rd June 1937 - Arrived Cadiz
January 1938 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean Fleet
10th March 1938 - Arrived Port Pteleos
12th March 1938 - Arrived and sailed St. Konstantinos Bay
14th March 1938 - Arrived Malta
18th April 1938 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
21st April 1938 - Arrived Malta
1st August 1938 - Arrived and Sailed Calderas
31st March 1939 - Arrived Sorento
May 1939 - Completed refit at Portsmouth
13th May 1939 - Sailed Haifa for Alexandria
June 1939 - Cdr. Cyril Francis Tower, RN In Command
2nd August 1939 - Recommissioned for service in the Mediterranean
2nd August 1939 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean
4th August 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth for Gibraltar
4th August 1939 - Sailed UK for the Mediterranean
7th August 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
8th August 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
11th August 1939 - Arrived at Malta to return to the Mediterranean Fleet
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Malta for Alexandria
2nd September 1939 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Division 3, Mediterranean Fleet
2nd October 1939 - Sailed Malta
5th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for duty with the South Atlantic Command at Freetown
11th October 1939 - Arrived Freetown escorting Athlone Castle
18th November 1939 - Sailed Freetown to operate south of Freetown along the convoy route
25th November 1939 - Arrived Freeport
1st December 1939 - Covering the Freetown to Natal shipping route
12th December 1939 - North of St Paul Rocks
15th December 1939 - Arrived at Pernambuco from Freetown, refuelled immediately, and departed for Rio de Janeiro
16th December 1939 - Sailed Pernambuco for the River Plate
18th December 1939 - Searched for supply ship Altmark
22nd December 1939 - Arrived River Plate
24th December 1939 - Arrived Freetown
7th January 1940 - Sailed Freetown escorting HMS Renown
8th January 1940 - Sailed Freetown and joined aircraft carrier Ark Royal off Sierra Leone
10th January 1940 - Detached from HMS Renown for refuelling
19th January 1940 - Arrived Freetown
20th January 1940 - Sailed Freetown as local escort for Convoy SLF.17
22nd January 1940 - Sailed Freetown
29th January 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar
7th February 1940 - Joined Convoy OG.17F
8th February 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar with Convoy OG.17F
10th February 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar for England
10th February 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar
11th February 1940 - Searched for the German ships which had escaped from Vigo
13th February 1940 - Screened HMS Exeter en route to England
15th February 1940 - Arrived Portsmouth
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Portsmouth
10th March 1940 - Cdr. Hilary Worthington Biggs, RN In Command
15th March 1940 - Searched for Submarine Seventeen miles south of Needles
15th March 1940 - Search for Submarine in Christchurch Bay and Poole Bay.
16th March 1940 - Sailed Portsmouth for the Clyde
17th March 1940 - Sailed The Clyde with RFA Petrobus
19th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - Covered Convoys HN.20 and ON.21 and Operation DU Activities
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla
24th March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe to refuel and sailed for anti-submarine patrol west of Fair Island Channel.
25th March 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe to search for survivors East of Orkney
25th March 1940 - Carrying out Anti-submarine operations N.E. of the Orkneys
26th March 1940 - After a search for a German submarine, joined the Home Fleet
1st April 1940 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, 3rd Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. H.W. Biggs in Command
13th April 1940 - Second Battle of Narvik
19th April 1940 - Involved in the Battle of Cape Spada (North-Western Crete).
7th September 1940 - 14th Destroyer Flotilla
7th September 1940 - Battle Of Punto Stilo, Italy
25th October 1941 - Picked up survivors off HMS Latona North of Bardia
31st March 1942 - Lt. Walter Scott, RN In Command
13th June 1942 - Sailed from Alexandria to join Convoy MW11 which had sailed earlier from Egypt (Operation VIGOROUS).
14th June 1942 - Met convoy and came under air attacks. Under threat of attack by U77
15th June 1942 - Under attack by German E-Boats
4th April 1943 - Sailed Gibraltar for the USA
7th April 1943 - Arrived Ponta Delgada
8th April 1943 - Sailed Ponta Delgada
9th April 1943 - Developed engine defects and detached as escort to HMS Argonaut
15th November 1943 - Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy

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