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HMS Hunter - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Hunter

Name : HMS Hunter
Laid Down : 25th March 1935
Launched : 25th February 1936
Completed : 30th September 1936
Type : Destroyer
Class : H
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : H35
Fate : Sunk in collision 10th April 1940.

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HMS Hunter, May 1937.

Timeline Entries :


25th February 1936 - Pennant
25th February 1936 - Launched
30th September 1936 - Lt. Cdr. Bryan Gouthwaite Scurfield Assumed Command
19th October 1936 - Arrived Portland
24th October 1936 - Sailed Portland for Gibraltar
February 1937 - Lt. Cdr. Bryan Gouthwaite Scurfield Relinquished Command
23rd March 1937 - Arrived and Sailed Algiers
13th May 1937 - Sustained serious damage in an explosion off Almeria, Spain
23rd January 1939 - Sailed Malta for Palma
29th March 1939 - Sailed Oran for Sfax
1st April 1939 - Arrived Sfax
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 Plymouth
22nd August 1939 - Lt.Cdr. Lindsay De Villiers, RN in Command
27th August 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
29th August 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar then diverted to Freetown
2nd September 1939 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Division 4, Mediterranean Fleet
2nd September 1939 - At Freetown
2nd September 1939 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, 4th Division, South Atlantic Command, Freetown
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Alexandria for patrol off Crete
4th September 1939 - Arrived Malta
5th September 1939 - Sailed Malta for the North Atlantic Command based at Gibraltar
7th September 1939 - Despatched to Western Approaches Command
2nd October 1939 - After a sweep in the area of Ascension Island, arrived at Freetown.
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Freetown escorting Convoy SL.6
26th October 1939 - Detached Convoy SL.6 to take twelve ships into Dakar
27th October 1939 - Arrived Dakar. Refuelled and sailed to Trinidad.
27th October 1939 - Arrived Dakar
1st November 1939 - Sailed Pernambuco for Trinidad
2nd November 1939 - Rejoined Convoy SL.6
23rd November 1939 - Force F. For escort duties
23rd November 1939 - At Bermuda with defects
29th November 1939 - Defects repaired
10th December 1939 - Sailed Halifax
20th January 1940 - Sailed Bermuda for Halifax
24th January 1940 - Sailed Bermuda for Halifax
26th January 1940 - Arrived Halifax
30th January 1940 - Sailed Halifax escorting Convoy TC.3
7th February 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde
8th February 1940 - Arrived Plymouth for Docking and refit at Falmouth
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Falmouth
9th March 1940 - Completed refit and joined the Home Fleet
13th March 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde on completion of her refitting at Falmouth.
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 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
22nd March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe for refuelling
23rd March 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe
1st April 1940 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, 4th Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. L De Villiers in Command
10th April 1940 - Sunk
10th April 1940 - First Battle of Narvik

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Last edited : 15:43, March 27, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 12:35, December 9, 2010
By : kc


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