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HMS Broke - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Broke

Name : HMS Broke
Laid Down :
Launched : 13th April 1921
Completed : 20th January 1925
Type : Destroyer
Class : Shakespeare
Builder : Thornycroft
Country : UK
Pennants : D83, I83
Fate : Launched as HMS Rooke on 16th September 1920 and renamed (ex - Rooke) 13th April 1921. She was completed at HM Dockyard, Pembroke Dock as an economy measure.
Was previously : HMS Rooke

Damaged by enemy fire from shore on 8th November 1942. Foundered the following day.

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HMS Broke, July 1935.


HMS Broke, 1938.

Timeline Entries :


21st January 1925 - Commissioned
16th March 1929 - Sailed Malta for exercises
16th March 1929 - 4th Destroyer Flotilla Mediterranean Fleet
18th March 1929 - Exercising off North Africa Coast
19th March 1929 - Arrived Pollensa Bay
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. E. J. Shelley in Command
1st October 1932 - In reserve. Plymouth
7th November 1933 - Cdr. E.J. Shelley Relinquished Command
7th November 1933 - Cdr. H.S.M. Smith Assumed Command
26th March 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
23rd May 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
25th June 1934 - Arrived Falmouth
26th June 1934 - Arrived St. Mary's, Scillies
1st October 1934 - Sailed Plymouth
1st October 1934 - Arrived Brixham
2nd October 1934 - Arrived Portland
2nd October 1934 - Sailed Brixhan
4th October 1934 - Arrived Torbay
4th October 1934 - Sailed Portland
5th October 1934 - Sailed Torbay
5th October 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
8th October 1934 - Sailed Plymouth for Brixham
15th October 1934 - Arrived Falmouth
15th October 1934 - Sailed Plymouth
16th October 1934 - Arrived Mount's Bay
16th October 1934 - Sailed Falmouth
18th October 1934 - Sailed Mount's Bay
18th October 1934 - Arrived Fowey
19th October 1934 - Sailed Fowey
19th October 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
5th November 1934 - Sailed Plymouth
5th November 1934 - Arrived Fowey
9th November 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
9th November 1934 - Sailed Fowey
26th November 1934 - Sailed Plymouth
26th November 1934 - Arrived Fowey
27th November 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
27th November 1934 - Sailed Fowey
29th November 1934 - Arrived Fowey
30th November 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
24th May 1935 - Arrived Plymouth
6th June 1935 - Arrived Plymouth
25th June 1935 - Arrived Falmouth
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
30th July 1935 - Arrived Plymouth
27th January 1936 - Arrived Portland
23rd March 1936 - Arrived Falmouth
23rd March 1936 - Sailed Devonport for Falmouth
29th May 1936 - Arrived Plymouth
20th July 1936 - Sailed Plymouth for St. Helier
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
28th May 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
21st July 1937 - Sailed Swanage
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Torday
23rd July 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
22nd October 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
30th March 1938 - Sailed Plymouth
1st April 1938 - Arrived Plymouth
31st July 1939 - Lt.Cdr. Richard Iwan Alexander Sarell, RN In Command
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
24th August 1939 - Sailed Portland
28th August 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
September 1939 - Escort Group 2, RosythCommand
1st September 1939 - Sailed Rosyth
3rd September 1939 - 15th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 29, Home Fleet, Rosyth Command
27th September 1939 - Cdr. Bryan Gouthwaite Scurfield, RN In Command
October 1939 - Transferred to Western Approaches Command
15th October 1939 - U-boat hunting off Blyth
16th October 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact off Blyth
16th October 1939 - Attacked a contact
20th October 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.24
22nd October 1939 - Arrived Southend escorting Convoy FS.24
31st October 1939 - Sent to investigate possible U-Boat off Rattray Head
1st November 1939 - Searched for a submarine reported by D/F, 40 miles east of Buchan Ness in 57-20N, 0-30W.
9th November 1939 - Searched for U-boat 250 miles SW of Fastnet
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
26th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.42
27th November 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.42
30th November 1939 - At Plymouth refitting
4th December 1939 - Investigating a submarine contact one mile east of Slapton Sands Hotel near Dartmouth
7th December 1939 - Joined Convoy SLF.10
8th December 1939 - Arrived UK with Convoy SLF.10
11th December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.51
13th December 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.51
22nd December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.58
24th December 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.58
29th December 1939 - Escorted Convoy OA.61
30th December 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.61 when Convoy dispersed
1st January 1940 - Shelled Cherbourg
2nd January 1940 - Joined Convoy SLF.13
3rd January 1940 - Arrived UK with Convoy SLF.13
4th January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.65
6th January 1940 - Detached from Convoy OA.65
10th January 1940 - Arrived Brest with Convoy AXS.9 from Fowey
16th January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.73GF
18th January 1940 - Detached Convoy OA.73GF
18th January 1940 - Sent to investigate a report of a U-boat on the surface west of Lizard Head
23rd January 1940 - Escorting Convoy OA.78
24th January 1940 - Detached from Convoy OA.78
25th January 1940 - Detached from Convoy OA.78
3rd February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.83GF
8th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.88.GF
10th February 1940 - Detached Convoy OA.88.GF
12th February 1940 - Searched for a submarine contact ESE of Start Point
15th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escrting Convoy OA.92
16th February 1940 - Detached from Convoy OA.92
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Plymouth
3rd March 1940 - Escorted Convoy OG.17F (Merged Convoys OA.83GF & OB.83GF
9th March 1940 - Escorted the OB.G section from Isle of Wight
11th March 1940 - Searched for U-28 in the area of Convoy HG.21
11th March 1940 - Detached from Convoy OB.G
17th March 1940 - Joined Convoy OA.110
18th March 1940 - Escorted OG.22 (Merged Convoys OA.110 and OB.110)
20th March 1940 - Detached from Convoy OB.110
31st March 1940 - Joined Convoy HG.24F
31st March 1940 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HG.24F
1st April 1940 - 15th Destroyer Flotilla 29th Division
1st April 1940 - Cdr. B.G. Scurfield in Command
6th April 1941 - Scuttled AMC Cormorin
7th July 1941 - Cdr. Walter Thomas Couchman, OBE, RN In Command
April 1942 - Lt.Cdr. Arthur Frank Capel Layard, RN In Command
8th November 1942 - Sunk

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