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HMS Bridgewater - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Bridgewater

Name : HMS Bridgewater
Laid Down : 6th February 1928
Launched : 14th September 1928
Completed : 14th March 1929
Type : Sloop
Class : Bridgewater
Builder : Hawthorn Leslie
Country : UK
Pennants : L01, U01
Fate : Sold for scrap 25th May 1947.

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HMS Bridgewater, May 1939.

Timeline Entries :


6th February 1928 - Laid down at Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)
14th September 1928 - Pennant L01
14th September 1928 - Launched
14th March 1929 - Commissioned
4th July 1930 - Sailed Shanghai for Wei Hai Wei
13th October 1930 - Arrived Chefoo
13th October 1930 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Japanese waters
17th October 1930 - Sailed Chefoo
18th October 1930 - Arrived Chemulpo
23rd October 1930 - Sailed Chemulpo
26th October 1930 - Arrived Miyujima
30th October 1930 - Sailed Miyujima
30th October 1930 - Arrived Beppu
4th November 1930 - Sailed Beppu
5th November 1930 - Arrived Kagoshima
10th November 1930 - Sailed Kagoshima
12th November 1930 - Arrived Shanghai
12th December 1930 - Arrived Chefoo
12th December 1930 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Chefoo
7th January 1932 - Sailed Shanghai for Nanking
17th February 1932 - Arrived Hong Kong
1st October 1932 - China Station
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. G. W. Hoare-Smith in Command
23rd June 1933 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
3rd November 1933 - Sailed Shanghai for Chinwangtao
11th December 1933 - Arrived Shanghai
23rd December 1933 - Arrived Chinwangtao
7th January 1934 - Sailed Shanghai
10th January 1934 - Cdr. J.S.M. Mackenzie-Grieve in Command
10th January 1934 - Arrived Hong Kong
19th January 1934 - Arrived Hong Kong
2nd April 1934 - Recommissioned at Hong Kong for further service on th China Station
6th April 1934 - Sailed Hong Kong for Wei Hai Wei
11th April 1934 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
30th May 1934 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Nagasaki
4th June 1934 - Arrived Kobe
14th June 1934 - Sailed Kobe
16th June 1934 - Arrived Kagoshima
18th June 1934 - Sailed Kagoshima
20th June 1934 - Arrived Shanghai
20th June 1934 - Arrived Shanghai
20th June 1934 - Cdr. J.S.M. Mackenzie-Grieve in Command
20th June 1934 - Cdr. J.S.M. Mackenzie-Grieve in Command
18th July 1934 - Sailed Shanghai
18th July 1934 - Sailed Shanghai
1st August 1934 - Sailed Shanghai for Hankow
26th September 1934 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
1st December 1934 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Woosung
4th December 1934 - Arrived Wusung and sailed for Santu Inlet
6th December 1934 - Arrived Santu Inlet
10th December 1934 - Sailed Santu Inlet for Hong Kong
12th December 1934 - Arrived Hong Kong
31st December 1934 - Arrived Shanghai
18th January 1935 - Arrived Kuching
19th April 1935 - Sailed Simonstown
19th April 1935 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir E.R.G.R. Evans
19th April 1935 - Capt. James Figgins in Command
20th April 1935 - Arrived Knysna
24th April 1935 - Sailed Knysna
25th June 1935 - Sailed East London for Port Elizabeth
1st August 1935 - Arrived Beira
2nd August 1935 - At Beira
2nd August 1935 - Capt. James Figgins in Command
5th August 1935 - Sailed Beira
8th August 1935 - Arrived Durban
8th August 1935 - At Beira
10th August 1935 - Sailed Durban
12th August 1935 - Arrived East London
13th August 1935 - Sailed East London for Port Elizabeth
13th August 1935 - Arrived Port Elizabeth
14th August 1935 - Arrived Port Elizabeth
23rd August 1935 - Sailed Port Elizabeth
24th August 1935 - Arrived and sailed East London
26th August 1935 - Arrived Simonstown
17th November 1935 - Sailed Luderitz for Lobito
28th January 1936 - Sailed Freetown for Bathurst
11th February 1936 - Sailed Ascension for Capetown
17th April 1936 - Completed refit at Simonstown
1st May 1936 - Sailed Simonstown for East Coast Cruise
20th June 1936 - Sailed East London for Durban
24th July 1936 - Arrived Simonstown
1st September 1936 - Arrived Plymouth
24th October 1936 - Arrived Portland
7th April 1937 - Arrived East London
19th June 1937 - Arrived Lourenco Marques
16th July 1937 - Sailed Durban for Simonstown
25th October 1937 - Sailed Simonstown for Port Elizabeth
6th December 1937 - Arrived Diego Suarez
10th December 1937 - Arrived Tamatave
15th March 1938 - Capt. Q.D. Graham in Command
15th March 1938 - Sailed Simonstown
18th March 1938 - Arrived Luderitz Bay
21st March 1938 - Sailed Luderitz Bay
27th March 1938 - Arrived Matadi
5th April 1938 - Arived Takoradi
11th April 1938 - Sailed Takoradi
15th April 1938 - Arrived Freetown
25th April 1938 - Sailed Freetown
29th April 1938 - Arrived and sailed Keta
30th April 1938 - Arrived Lagos
5th May 1938 - Sailed Lagos
6th May 1938 - Arrived Warri
9th May 1938 - Sailed Warri
9th May 1938 - Arrived and Sailed Forcados
10th May 1938 - Arrived Calabar
12th May 1938 - Sailed Calabar
27th May 1938 - Arrived Walvis Bay
21st November 1938 - Sailed Simonstown for Durban
9th December 1938 - Arrived Lourenco Marques
30th December 1938 - Sailed Walvis Bay
6th January 1939 - Arrived East London
11th January 1939 - Sailed East London for Port Elizabeth
18th January 1939 - Sailed Port Elizabeth
20th January 1939 - Arrived Simonstown
20th January 1939 - Arrived Simonstown
6th March 1939 - Sailed Fernando Po
30th March 1939 - Sailed Freetown
31st March 1939 - Arrived Bathurst
13th April 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
25th April 1939 - Arrived Portland
2nd June 1939 - Cdr. Roy Carlton Harry, RN Assumed Command
28th July 1939 - Arrived Libreville
1st August 1939 - Sailed Libreville
16th August 1939 - Arrived Simonstown
24th August 1939 - Sailed Simonstown
26th August 1939 - Sailed Simonstown
2nd September 1939 - South Atlantic Command, Freetown
2nd September 1939 - South Atlantic Command, Freetown
2nd September 1939 - At Freetown
17th December 1939 - A/Cdr. (retired) Henry Fawcus Gerrans Leftwich, RN Assumed Command
17th December 1939 - Cdr. Roy Carlton Harry, RN Relinquished Command
21st January 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact 170 miles south of Cape Palmas
11th March 1940 - Joined merged Convoys SL.22 and SLF.22
15th March 1940 - Arrived UK with Convoys SL.22 and SLF.22
23rd February 1942 - Cdr. (retired) Nelson Ward Hampton Weekes, RN Assumed Command
23rd February 1942 - A/Cdr. (retired) Henry Fawcus Gerrans Leftwich, RN Relinquished Command
February 1944 - Lt. Peter James Hill Hoare, RN Relinquished Command
February 1944 - Cdr. (retired) Richard Herbert Mack, RN Assumed Command
4th April 1945 - Cdr. (retired) Richard Herbert Mack, RN Relinquished Command
4th April 1945 - Cdr. (retired) Michael Wentworth Ewart-Wentworth, RN Assumed Command
23rd June 1945 - Cdr. (retired) Michael Wentworth Ewart-Wentworth, RN Relinquished Command
23rd June 1945 - Lt.Cdr. David Drummond Bone, RN Asumed Command
October 1945 - Lt.Cdr. David Drummond Bone, RN Relinquished Command
1947 - Scrapped

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