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HMS Hotspur - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Hotspur

Name : HMS Hotspur
Laid Down : 27th February 1935
Launched : 23rd March 1936
Completed : 29th December 1936
Type : Destroyer
Class : H
Builder : Scotts
Country : UK
Pennants : H01
Fate : To Dominican Republic (Trujillo) 23rd November 1948.
Later became : Trujillo

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HMS Hotspur, May 1947.


HMS Hotspur, May 1947.

Timeline Entries :


27th October 1934 - Arrived Rosyth
18th January 1935 - Arrived Arosa Bay
23rd March 1936 - Pennant
23rd March 1936 - Launched
3rd June 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
9th June 1937 - Arrived off Huclva Bay
14th June 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
January 1938 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean Fleet
30th July 1938 - Arrived Malta
3rd January 1939 - Cdr. Herbert Francis Hope Layman, RN In Command
31st March 1939 - Arrived Sorento
13th May 1939 - Sailed Haifa for Alexandria
31st July 1939 - Sailed Alexandria
2nd August 1939 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean
5th August 1939 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
9th August 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
10th August 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
13th August 1939 - Arrived Sheerness
14th August 1939 - Arrived Chatham
26th August 1939 - Sailed Sheerness
29th August 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar then diverted to Freetown
2nd September 1939 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Division 4, Mediterranean Fleet
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Alexandria for patrol off Crete
4th September 1939 - Arrived Malta
5th September 1939 - Sailed Freetown for Buenos Aires
5th September 1939 - Sailed Malta for the North Atlantic Command based at Gibraltar
7th September 1939 - Despatched to Western Approaches Command
2nd October 1939 - Covering outbound shipping from Rio de Janiero
14th October 1939 - Arrived off Montevideo for refuelling and left again that evening
1st November 1939 - Sailed Pernambuco for Trinidad
22nd November 1939 - Sailed Kingston to intercept German steamer Arauca
23rd November 1939 - At Kingston
23rd November 1939 - Force F. For escort duties
4th January 1940 - Sailed Bermuda
14th January 1940 - Attacked a U-boat contact west of Lundy Island in 51-12N, 5-10W
14th January 1940 - Arrived Portsmouth
15th January 1940 - Sailed Portsmouth for Chatham for docking and refitting
31st January 1940 - At Chatham under repair
27th February 1940 - Completed refitting at Chatham
1st March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde escorting tankers for Scapa Flow
6th March 1940 - Sailed Sheerness for the Clyde
8th March 1940 - Arrived The Clyde
9th March 1940 - Arrived Tail in the Bank
9th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde to provide escort for armed merchant cruiser Letitia
14th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for the Clyde
15th March 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde from Scapa Flow
16th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde for Scapa Flow
17th 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.F.H. Layman in Command
10th April 1940 - First Battle of Narvik
20th October 1940 - Sank the Italian submarine Lafole
27th November 1940 - Battle Of Cape Spartivento, Sardinia
27th November 1940 - Force F
January 1941 - Lt.Cdr. Cecil Powis Frobisher Brown, DSC, RN In Command
27th March 1941 - Participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan
June 1941 - Lt. Terence Desmond Herrick, RN In Command
15th June 1942 - Sunk HMS Hasty after she was torpedoed
28th July 1942 - Lt. Philip Bekenn, RN In Command
25th June 1943 - Cdr. Alec Murray McKillop, RN In Command
March 1944 - Lt.Cdr. Leopold Hewetson Landman, RN In Command
1st September 1944 - Lt. Charles Shelly Battersby, RN In Command
3rd February 1945 - Lt.Cdr. Derek Roy Mallinson, RN In Command
1948 - Sold to Dominican Republic

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