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HMS Eclipse - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Eclipse

Name : HMS Eclipse
Laid Down : 22nd March 1933
Launched : 12th April 1934
Completed : 29th November 1934
Type : Destroyer
Class : E
Builder : Denny
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 7th ship with this name.
Pennants : H08
Fate : Sunk 24th October 1943.

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HMS Eclipse, July 1935.

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HMS Nelson, with HMS Battler and HMS Eclipse, August 1943.

Timeline Entries :


12th April 1934 - Pennant H08
12th April 1934 - Launched
29th November 1934 - Commissioned
29th November 1934 - Commissioned at Dumbarton
29th November 1934 - Commissioned
1st December 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
1st December 1934 - Lt Cdr. James Abernethy McCoy Assumed Command
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th January 1935 - Arrived Arosa Bay
20th January 1935 - Sailed Arosa Bay for the West Indies
February 1935 - Lt Cdr. James Abernethy McCoy Relinquished Command
24th June 1935 - Arrived Portland
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
10th September 1936 - Arrived Newcastle
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
6th March 1937 - Arrived St. Jean de Luz
16th March 1937 - Sailed Rio de Barquero for UK
27th April 1937 - Arrived Portland
27th April 1937 - Sailed Plymouth for Portland
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Portland
18th June 1937 - Sailed Portland for Oslo
9th July 1937 - Arrived Torbay
16th July 1937 - Arrived Portland
20th July 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth for Stranraer
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Stranraer
7th October 1937 - Arrived Portland
23rd October 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
January 1938 - 5th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
29th March 1938 - Arrived Plymouth
19th July 1938 - Escorted The King and Queen from Dover to France
1st January 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.6
17th January 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
24th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
31st July 1939 - Lt.Cdr. Eric Langton Woodhall, RN In Command
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
3rd September 1939 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 23, Western Approaches Command
3rd September 1939 - At Plymouth
1st October 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact in 51-12N, 4-22W
5th October 1939 - Sailed Quiberon Bay escorting Convoy BC.7S
8th October 1939 - Arrived Barry Roads
9th October 1939 - Departed Bristol Channel escorting Convoy BC.10S
11th October 1939 - Arrived in the Loire with Convoy BC.10S
12th October 1939 - Sailed the Loire escorting Convoy BC.9S
13th October 1939 - Escorting convoy BC.9S. Attacked a submarine contact off the Lizard, in 49-38N, 5-45W.
14th October 1939 - Arrived Bristol Channel with Convoy BC.95
31st October 1939 - At Plymouth with defects
9th November 1939 - Searched for a submarine in 48.27N, 15.40W
9th November 1939 - Searched for U-boat 250 miles SW of Fastnet
9th November 1939 - Lt.Cdr. Ivo Thomas Clark, RN In Command
15th November 1939 - Submarine hunting in 53.50N, 5.25W
16th November 1939 - Searched for a submarine in 48.47N, 8.28W
17th November 1939 - Submarine hunting in 48.05N, 6.32W
25th November 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
27th November 1939 - Off Northern Ireland unsuccessfully searching for a U-boat
29th November 1939 - Arrived The Clyde
30th November 1939 - Sailed the Clyde
30th November 1939 - Sailed the Clyde
4th December 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde
4th December 1939 - Arrived the Clyde
8th December 1939 - Arrived Liverpool
9th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to rendezvous and escort arriving battleship HMS Barham
11th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to escort HMS Barham
14th December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
15th December 1939 - Searched Submarine contact off Buchanness
16th December 1939 - Picked up survivors from Swedish steamer Lister
17th December 1939 - Sailed the Tyne escorting HMS Jervis Bay as far as the Pentland Skerries
18th December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
29th December 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.6
29th December 1939 - Detached from Convoy ON.6
1st January 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.6
4th January 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.6
5th January 1940 - Escorted a MT convoy from Methil to the Tyne.
5th January 1940 - Sailed Methil with a group of merchant ships for the Tyne
9th January 1940 - Arrived at Invergordon with minelayer Princess Victoria
12th January 1940 - Escort for minelaying operation PA 1
13th January 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
15th January 1940 - Sailed Methil Escorting a MT convoy to the Tyne
15th January 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy to The Tyne
16th January 1940 - Returned Methil with half of Convoy due to bad weather
18th January 1940 - Sailed Methil Escorting a MT convoy to the Tyne
22nd January 1940 - Escorted cable ship Royal Scot from Leith.
23rd January 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact ENE of May Island
25th January 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen escorting steamer Rutland to Scapa Flow.
26th January 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth.
6th February 1940 - Sailed Aberdeen for minelaying operation LD.1
9th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.11
12th February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.11
15th February 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
17th February 1940 - Sailed Methil Escorting Convoy ON.14
20th February 1940 - Sailed Kirkwall escorting Convoy ON.14
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22nd February 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
24th February 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
25th February 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
25th February 1940 - Arrived UK with West Coast section of Convoy HN.14
26th February 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
29th February 1940 - Joined Convoy ON.16
2nd March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.16
2nd March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.16
5th March 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.16
7th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.18
10th March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.18
10th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.18
13th March 1940 - Arrived Methil with the east coast section of Convoy HN.18
19th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting 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 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, 24th Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. I.T. Clark in Command
5th April 1940 - Escort for Convoy ON25 on passage to Norway.
10th January 1942 - Lt.Cdr. Edward Mack, DSC, RN In Command
1st March 1942 - Escort for Russian Convoy PQ 12 and return QP 08 to Iceland
20th March 1942 - Lt. Cdr. E. Mack in Command
24th March 1943 - Sunk
10th June 1943 - At Batentsburg alongside HMS Bermuda for refuelling

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