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HMS Bideford - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Bideford

Name : HMS Bideford
Laid Down : 10th June 1930
Launched : 1st April 1931
Completed : 23rd February 1932
Type : Sloop
Class : Shoreham
Builder : Devonport
Country : UK
Pennants : L43, U43
Fate : Sold for scrap 14th July 1949.

Timeline Entries :


10th June 1930 - Laid down at Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)
1st April 1931 - Pennant L43
1st April 1931 - Launched
25th November 1931 - Cdr. Donal Scott McGrath Assumed Command
January 1932 - Cdr. Donal Scott McGrath Relinquished Command
6th January 1932 - Arrived Aden
9th February 1932 - Arrived Abadan
10th February 1932 - Sailed Abadan for Basra
10th February 1932 - Arrived Basra
23rd February 1932 - Commissioned
29th March 1932 - Arrived Henjam
3rd April 1932 - Arrived Ras-Al-Kraimah
3rd April 1932 - Arrived and sailed Sharja
4th April 1932 - Sailed Ras-Al-Khaimah for Dibbah
5th April 1932 - Arrived Dibbah
7th April 1932 - Arrived Henjam
7th April 1932 - Sailed Ras-Al-Khaimah
15th April 1932 - Sailed Halul for Koweit
17th April 1932 - Arrived Koweit
21st April 1932 - Arrived Fao
21st April 1932 - Sailed Koweit
22nd April 1932 - Sailed Fao
22nd April 1932 - Arrived Abadan
1st October 1932 - East Indies Station
1st October 1932 - Capt. E. C. Denison, MVO in Command
26th February 1933 - Arrived Henjam
7th March 1933 - Arrived Shatja
10th March 1933 - Arrived Henjam
7th April 1933 - Arrived Abadan
15th April 1933 - Arrived Koweit
21st April 1933 - Arrived Bahrein
26th April 1933 - Sailed Bahrein for Basidu
26th April 1933 - Sailed Bahrein for Basidu
28th April 1933 - Arrived Henjam
23rd June 1933 - Sailed Henjam for Basra
29th July 1933 - Sailed Ras-al-Bidya for Basidu
31st July 1933 - Arrived Henjam
4th August 1933 - Arrived Basidu
7th August 1933 - Arrived Bunda Abbas
19th August 1933 - Arrived Basidu
28th August 1933 - Arrived Kuweit
9th November 1933 - Arrived Bahrein
11th November 1933 - Sailed Bahrein for Qatar
23rd November 1933 - Sailed Koweit for British Basidu
2nd December 1933 - Arrived Henjam
5th December 1933 - Arrived British Basidu
20th December 1933 - Sailed Bahrein for Basra
22nd December 1933 - Arrived Basra
5th January 1934 - Arrived Kowait
9th January 1934 - Sailed Kowait for Henjam
11th January 1934 - Arrived Henjam
14th January 1934 - Arrived Basidu
14th January 1934 - Arrived British Basidu
15th January 1934 - Arrived Khaseb
16th January 1934 - Sailed Khaseb for Bushire
20th January 1934 - Arrived Henjam
26th January 1934 - Sailed Henjam
29th January 1934 - Arrived Henjam
3rd February 1934 - Arrived Henjam and sailed for Muscat
4th February 1934 - Arrived Muscat
8th February 1934 - Arruved Sur and sailed for Masira
9th February 1934 - Arrived Masiva
12th February 1934 - Arrived Sukra Bay
13th February 1934 - Arrived Khorya Morya Bay from Sukra Bay
14th February 1934 - Arrived Sukra Bay
17th February 1934 - Arrived Masira and sailed for Sur
18th February 1934 - Arrived Sur and sailed for Muscat
19th February 1934 - Arrived Muscat
25th March 1934 - Arrived Abu Musa
21st April 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Muscat
1st May 1934 - Arrived Henjam
11th May 1934 - Arrived Henjam
21st May 1934 - Arrived Muscat and sailed for Henjam
23rd May 1934 - Arrived Tunb
28th May 1934 - Arrived Bahrein
5th June 1934 - Arrived Bushire
12th June 1934 - Arrived Kowait
26th June 1934 - Arrived Abadan and sailed for Yas Island
31st July 1934 - Sailed Muscat for Khor Kawi
21st August 1934 - Arrived Henjam
27th August 1934 - Sailed Hor Kawi for Basidu
1st September 1934 - Arrived Basidu
9th September 1934 - Arrived Elphinstone Inlet
22nd September 1934 - Arrived Tunb
23rd September 1934 - Arrived Abu Musa
17th October 1934 - Arrived Bahrein
20th October 1934 - Arrived Basra
2nd November 1934 - Sailed Basra for Bombay
8th November 1934 - Arrived Bombay
20th November 1934 - Sailed Bombay
24th November 1934 - Arrived Muscat and sailed for Henjam
29th November 1934 - Arrived Muscat
3rd December 1934 - Arrived Ghubbat Ghazirah and sailed for Basidu
4th December 1934 - Arrived Basidu
5th December 1934 - Arrived and sailed Tunb
8th December 1934 - Arrived Khor Kuwai
9th December 1934 - Sailed Khor Kuwai
10th December 1934 - Arrived Abu Dhabi
11th December 1934 - Arrived Debal
12th December 1934 - Arrived Sharja and sailed for Henjam
13th December 1934 - Arrived Henjam
1st January 1935 - Arrived and sailed Tumb
3rd January 1935 - Arrived Sharia
4th January 1935 - Sailed Sharia
20th January 1935 - Sailed Bushire for Dohat
16th March 1935 - Arrived Henjam
23rd March 1935 - Arrived Henjam
30th March 1935 - Arrived Yas
31st March 1935 - Sailed Yas Island for Bahrein
2nd April 1935 - Arrived Henjam
11th April 1935 - Arrived Basidu and sailed for Bahrein
24th May 1935 - Arrived Basra
6th June 1935 - Sailed Doha for Bahrein
19th June 1935 - Arrived Hor Kawi
29th December 1935 - Arrived Basidu
30th December 1935 - Arrived Tumb
31st December 1935 - Arrived Debal
14th April 1936 - Sailed Aden for Makalla
15th April 1936 - Arrived Makalla
17th April 1936 - Arrived Aden
12th May 1936 - Arrived Aden
1st September 1936 - Sailed Hor Kawi
9th September 1936 - Sailed Hor Kawi for Bahrein
9th September 1936 - Arrived Hor Kawi
11th September 1936 - Arrived Bahrein
6th October 1936 - Sailed Hor Kawa
20th October 1936 - Sailed Hur Kawi for Muscat
25th October 1936 - Arrived Basra
12th January 1937 - Sailed Sharja
16th March 1937 - Sailed Muscat
19th April 1937 - Arrived Umm-al-Kawain
23rd April 1937 - Arrived Umm-al-Kaiwain
19th June 1937 - Sailed Umm-al-Qaiwain
9th July 1937 - Sailed Karachi
13th July 1937 - Arrived Bahrein
17th July 1937 - Sailed Bahrein
24th July 1937 - Arrived Basra
5th August 1937 - Arrived Bahrein
17th August 1937 - Arrived Bahrein
6th December 1937 - Sailed Karachi for Khor Kuwai
15th December 1937 - Arrived and Sailed Khor Kuwai
12th March 1938 - Arrived Bahrein
14th March 1938 - Sailed Bahrein
24th March 1938 - Arrived Bombay
28th April 1938 - Arrived Khor Fakkan
23rd June 1938 - Arrived Abadan
29th July 1938 - Arrived Karachi
14th November 1938 - Capt. Douglas Young-Jamieson, RN Assumed Command
1st January 1939 - Arrived Port Said
9th January 1939 - Arrived Aden
11th January 1939 - Sailed Aden for the Persian Gulf
16th January 1939 - Arrived and Sailed Khor Jarama for Khor Kuwai
19th January 1939 - Sailed Khor Kumai for Bahrein
21st January 1939 - Arrived Bahrein
21st January 1939 - Arrived Bahrain
24th January 1939 - Sailed Bahrein for Basra
6th March 1939 - Sailed Kuwait for Bushire
7th March 1939 - Arrived Bushire
29th March 1939 - Sailed Muscart for Bahrein
31st March 1939 - Arrived Bahrein
29th April 1939 - Arrived Bombay
8th June 1939 - Sailed Bombay for Colombo
25th July 1939 - Arrived Tienstin
2nd September 1939 - At Wei Hai Wei
2nd September 1939 - China Station
12th September 1939 - Capt. Douglas Young-Jamieson, RN Relinquished Command
12th September 1939 - Cdr. Robert Francis Elkins, RN Assumed Command
25th December 1939 - Arrived at Suez on her passage from the China Station to the UK
30th December 1939 - Sailed Port Said for Malta
1st January 1940 - Arrived Malta
5th January 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar escorting Convoy HG.14F
9th January 1940 - Escorting convoy HG.14F, attacked a submarine contact 175 miles west of Cape Finisterre in 42-36N, 13-16W
10th January 1940 - Joined Convoy HG.14F
15th January 1940 - Detached from Convoy HG.14F
10th February 1940 - Joined Convoy OA.88.GF
17th February 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar with Convoy OG.18F
17th February 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar ecorting Convoy HG.19
23rd February 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact WSW of Ushant
27th February 1940 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HG.19
28th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.100G
29th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.101
March 1940 - Cdr. Robert Francis Elkins, RN Relinquished Command
March 1940 - Lt.Cdr. John Hugh Lewes, RN Assumed Command
1st March 1940 - Detached from Convoy OA.101
2nd March 1940 - Detached from Convoy OA.100G
12th March 1940 - Joined Convoy OB.108G
18th March 1940 - Attacked submarine contact south of Cape St Vincent
19th March 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar with Convoy OG.22 (Merged Convoys OA.108G and OB.108G)
15th November 1940 - Lt.Cdr. William Josselyn Moore, RNR Assumed Command
22nd November 1942 - Lt.Cdr. William Josselyn Moore, RNR Relinquished Command
22nd November 1942 - Lt.Cdr. William Francis Hollins, RN Assumed Command
9th December 1942 - Rammed the anchored HMCS Louisburg in Londonderry
4th October 1943 - Lt.Cdr. William Francis Hollins, RN Relinquished Command
4th October 1943 - Cdr. John Rowe Westmacott, RN Assumed Command
February 1944 - Cdr. John Rowe Westmacott, RN Relinquished Command
1st March 1944 - T/A/Lt.Cdr. Herbert James Beverley, DSO, DSC, RNR Assumed Command
December 1944 - A/Lt.Cdr. Alan Henry Pierce, OBE, RNR Assumed Command
December 1944 - T/A/Lt.Cdr. Herbert James Beverley, DSO, DSC, RNR Relinquished Command
April 1945 - A/Lt.Cdr. Alan Henry Pierce, OBE, RNR Relinquished Command
14th September 1947 - Sold
1949 - Scrapped

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