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HMS Janus - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Janus

Name : HMS Janus
Laid Down : 29th September 1937
Launched : 10th November 1938
Completed : 5th August 1939
Type : Destroyer
Class : J
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : F53, G53
Fate : Sunk 23rd January 1944.

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HMS Janus, 1940.

Timeline Entries :


10th November 1938 - Launched
10th November 1938 - Pennant F53
14th June 1939 - Lt.Cdr. John Anthony William Tothill, RN In Command
August 1939 - Joined the 7th Destroyer Flotilla operating with the Humber Force
5th August 1939 - Commissioned
5th August 1939 - Completed
3rd September 1939 - Arrived the Humber
1st October 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.13
4th October 1939 - Left Convoy OA.13
13th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for patrol
16th October 1939 - Joined Convoy HN.0 off Norway
29th October 1939 - Sailed the Humber on operation AG
30th October 1939 - Arrived the Humber
10th November 1939 - Sailed Immingham
22nd November 1939 - Joined Convoy FN.40
23rd November 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FN.40
28th November 1939 - Sailed the Humber and joined Convoy FN.43
28th November 1939 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.43
3rd December 1939 - Joined Convoy FN.48 in the North Sea
4th December 1939 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.48
10th December 1939 - Sailed the Humber to sweep for U-boats off Terschelling
11th December 1939 - Arrived the Humber
15th December 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact north of Cromer in 55-20N, 1-05W
16th December 1939 - Sailed Grimsby for Scapa Flow
17th December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow and refuelled at Sullom Voe
18th December 1939 - Arrived off Tranoy to escort iron ore convoy NV.2
24th December 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy NV.2
14th January 1940 - Ordered to Harwich to support operation ST 2
15th January 1940 - Escorted Operation ST 2
7th February 1940 - In collision with Jupiter in the Humber
9th February 1940 - Collision damaged repairs
13th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.95
15th February 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.95
16th February 1940 - Joined Convoy FN.95
16th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.96
17th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.95
18th February 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne
19th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.100
21st February 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.100
25th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy TM14
27th February 1940 - Escorted damged Tanker British Governor into port
27th February 1940 - Escorted HMS Jackal to the Tyne after collision
9th March 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
9th March 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact 4.6 miles 102° from Bell Rock
14th March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy TM.26
15th March 1940 - Arrived Rosyth.
18th March 1940 - Diverted to join Convoy ON.21 to Norway
18th March 1940 - Sailed the Humber for Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - Stood by HMS Jervis after collision
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow to join Convoy ON.21
22nd March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.21
23rd March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.21
25th March 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.21
1st April 1940 - 7th Destroyer Flotilla 13th Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill in Command
5th April 1940 - Escort for Convoy ON25 on passage to Norway.
11th April 1940 - Arrived Malta to act as a night striking force.
16th May 1940 - Capt. Philip John Mack, RN In Command
15th July 1940 - Cdr. John Anthony William Tothill, RN In Command
7th September 1940 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla
7th September 1940 - Battle Of Punto Stilo, Italy
27th March 1941 - Participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan
9th June 1941 - Damaged off the coast of Syria when British forces engaged the French destroyers Valmy and Guepard.
August 1942 - Lt.Cdr. John Melvill Alliston, DSC, RN In Command
December 1942 - Lt.Cdr. William Frank Niemann Gregory-Smith, DSO, DSC, RN In Command
2nd December 1942 - Took part in attack on convoy in Gulf of Gabes
16th June 1943 - Lt.Cdr. William Brabazon Robert Morrison, RN In Command
23rd January 1944 - Sunk

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Last edited : 18:19, March 29, 2011
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First Added : 12:23, December 14, 2010
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