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HMS Bittern - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Bittern

Name : HMS Bittern
Laid Down : 27th August 1936
Launched : 14th July 1937
Completed : 15th March 1938
Type : Sloop
Class : Bittern
Builder : White
Country : UK
Pennants : L07
Fate : Sunk 30th April 1940.

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HMS Bittern, June 1938.

Timeline Entries :


27th August 1936 - Laid down at J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)
14th July 1937 - Pennant L07
14th July 1937 - Launched
3rd January 1938 - Assumed Command Cdr. George Frederick Stevens-Guille, OBE, RN
15th March 1938 - Commissioned
11th April 1938 - Arrived Portland
5th January 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.32
30th March 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
30th March 1939 - Sailed Portland for Portsmouth
27th July 1939 - Arrived Portland
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
18th August 1939 - At Portland
September 1939 - Escort Group 2, RosythCommand
3rd September 1939 - Convoy C Escorts, Home Fleet, Rosyth Command
3rd September 1939 - At Rosyth
20th October 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.24
22nd October 1939 - Arrived Southend escorting Convoy FS.24
30th October 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.29
1st November 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.29
7th November 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.32
7th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.33
9th November 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy FN.33
15th November 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.37
17th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.38
19th November 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy FN.38
20th November 1939 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.40
21st November 1939 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.40
23rd November 1939 - Picked up survivors from steamer Hookwood in convoy FS.40, 3½ miles ENE of Tongue Light Vessel
23rd November 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FN.40
25th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.41
27th November 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy FN.41
1st December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.47
3rd December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.48
3rd December 1939 - Arrived in the Tyne
4th December 1939 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.48
7th December 1939 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.51
8th December 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FN.51
9th December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.52
10th December 1939 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.52
13th December 1939 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.54
14th December 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.54
15th December 1939 - Escorted Convoy FN.55
16th December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FS.55
17th December 1939 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FS.55
25th December 1939 - Sent to investigate submarine sighting close to Spurn Point
25th December 1939 - Sailed the Tne escorting Convoy FS.59
27th December 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.59
28th December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.60
29th December 1939 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.56
31st December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for the Tyne to escort Convoy FS.62
1st January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.62
2nd January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.62
4th January 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact, Southeast of Shipwash Light Vessel in 51-57N, 01-48. 7E
4th January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.63
5th January 1940 - Joined Convoy FS.64
5th January 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.63
5th January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.64
12th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.70
13th January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.70
13th January 1940 - Found a German mine which she towed towards Sheerness
15th January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.72
18th January 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.71
19th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.76
20th January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.76
21st January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.77
23rd January 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne
24th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.80
26th January 1940 - Arrived Southen with Convoy FS.80
27th January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.81
28th January 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.81
29th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escortin Convoy FS.83A
31st January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.83A
9th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.89
11th February 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy FN.89
12th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy MT.9
12th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.94
12th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.9
15th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.95
17th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.95
March 1940 - Lt.Cdr. Robert Henry Mills, RN Assumed Command
March 1940 - Cdr. George Frederick Stevens-Guille, OBE, RN Relinquished Command
1st April 1940 - Rosyth Escort Force
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. R.H. Mills in Command
30th April 1940 - Lt.Cdr. Robert Henry Mills, RN Relinquished Command
30th April 1940 - Bombed by German aircraft and subsequently scuttled

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