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HMS Grimsby - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Grimsby

Name : HMS Grimsby
Laid Down : 23rd January 1933
Launched : 19th July 1933
Completed : 17th May 1934
Type : Sloop
Class : Grimsby
Builder : Devonport
Country : UK
Pennants : L16, U16
Fate : Sunk 25th May 1941.

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HMS Grimsby, 1934.

Timeline Entries :


23rd January 1933 - Laid down at Devonport dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)
19th July 1933 - Pennant L16
19th July 1933 - Launched
17th May 1934 - Commissioned
23rd May 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
6th June 1934 - Arrived Portland
27th June 1934 - Arrived Grimsby
29th July 1934 - Cdr. N.V. Grace in Command
29th July 1934 - Sailed Portsmouth
17th August 1934 - Sailed Plymouth for the China Station
17th August 1934 - Cdr. N.V. Grace in Command
17th August 1934 - Sailed Plymouth
22nd August 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
25th August 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
30th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
2nd September 1934 - Sailed Malta
7th September 1934 - Arrived Port Said
14th September 1934 - Sailed Port Said
16th September 1934 - Transit through Suez
16th September 1934 - Traveresed Suez
22nd September 1934 - Arrived Aden
25th September 1934 - Sailed Aden
5th October 1934 - Arrived Colombo
12th October 1934 - Sailed Colombo
18th October 1934 - Arrived Penang
18th October 1934 - Arrivbed Penang
18th October 1934 - Arrived Penang
20th October 1934 - Arrived Singapore
21st October 1934 - Sailed Penang
21st October 1934 - Sailed Penang
23rd October 1934 - Cdr. N.V. Grace Assumed Command
23rd October 1934 - Arrived Singapore
25th October 1934 - Sailed Singapore
29th October 1934 - Arrived Jesselton
31st October 1934 - Sailed Jesselton
26th November 1934 - Sailed Hong Kong for Wei Hai Wei
1st December 1934 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
3rd December 1934 - Sailed Hong Kong for Santu Inlet
5th December 1934 - Arrived Santu Inlet
6th December 1934 - Sailed Santu Inlet for Wei Hai Wei
9th December 1934 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
27th December 1934 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Chinwangtao
7th February 1935 - Cdr. H.F. Nalder in Command
16th March 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
20th June 1935 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
20th June 1935 - Cdr. N.V. Grace in Command
28th December 1935 - Arrived Chinwangtao
28th January 1936 - Arrived Banjermassin
5th February 1936 - Arrived Dongala
12th February 1936 - Arrived Cebu
17th April 1936 - Sailed Shanghai for Hong Kong
27th May 1936 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
17th June 1936 - Arrived Shanghai
19th July 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
27th July 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
1st September 1936 - Arrived Trengganu
9th September 1936 - Arrived Kemaman
11th September 1936 - Arrived Kuantan
25th October 1936 - Sailed Singapore for Hong Kong
17th March 1937 - Arrived Shanghai
22nd April 1937 - Arrived Wenchow
27th April 1937 - Sailed Wenchow for Hong Kong
18th June 1937 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
15th July 1937 - Sailed Shanghai for Wei Hai Wei
19th July 1937 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Tangku
20th July 1937 - Arrived Tangku
5th August 1937 - Sailed Tangku
15th March 1938 - Sailed Shanghai Tsingtau
30th March 1938 - Sailed Tsingtao for Wei Hai Wei
27th April 1938 - Arrived Hong Kong
27th July 1938 - Arrived Shanghai
1st January 1939 - Arrived Tangku
6th January 1939 - Arrived Tsingtao
10th January 1939 - Sailed Tsingtao
13th January 1939 - Sailed Shanghai for Tietsin
21st January 1939 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
21st January 1939 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
23rd January 1939 - Arrived Shanghai
10th February 1939 - Capt. Alfred Spalding Russell, RN Assumed Command
15th August 1939 - Arrived Bombay
September 1939 - In the Mediterranean in September for escort duties
2nd September 1939 - At Khor Kuwai
2nd September 1939 - Persian Gulf Division, East Indies Command, Colombo and Trincomalee
11th October 1939 - In 36.02N, 6.50W, she attacked a submarine contact
11th October 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar with Convoy Blue 3
11th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
28th October 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.28
30th October 1939 - Arrived Southen with Convoy FS.28
1st November 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact four miles east of Whitby.
8th November 1939 - On passage to Harwich, were searching for a submarine six miles ENE of Hartlepool
9th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.34
9th November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth with Convoy FN.34
11th November 1939 - Capt. Alfred Spalding Russell, RN Relinquished Command
13th November 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.36
15th November 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.36
15th November 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FN.37
24th November 1939 - Sailed Mehil escorting Convoy FS.41
25th November 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.41
26th November 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.42
28th November 1939 - Arrived at the Tyne with Convoy FN.42
30th November 1939 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy Convoy FS.45
1st December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.46
1st December 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.45
2nd December 1939 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.46
4th December 1939 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.49
5th December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.50
5th December 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.49
6th December 1939 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.50
11th December 1939 - Cdr. Kenneth Judge D'Arcy, RN Assumed Command
14th December 1939 - Escorted mined HMS Kelly
15th December 1939 - Escorted Convoy FS.55
19th December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.56
20th December 1939 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.56
23rd December 1939 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.58
24th December 1939 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.58
26th December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.59
28th December 1939 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.59
2nd January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.63
5th January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.63
9th January 1940 - Sailed Methil for the Tyne for duty escorting Convoy FS.68
10th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.68
11th January 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.68
12th January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.69
13th January 1940 - Escorting a convoy attacked a submarine contact off Scarborough in 54-18N, 00-12W
13th January 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.69
17th January 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.73
20th January 1940 - Arrived the Tyne with Convoy FN.73
26th January 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.82
28th January 1940 - Arrived Southen with Convoy FS.82
4th February 1940 - Patrolled in the vicinity of Farne Island
4th February 1940 - Escorted Convoys FS.85 & FS.88 to Southennd
5th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.88
5th February 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.88
9th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.90
9th February 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoys FS.85 & FS.88
10th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.90
13th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.95
15th February 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.95
16th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.96
18th February 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne
23rd February 1940 - Exercised in the Firth of Forth.
25th February 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.105
27th February 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.105
28th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.106
1st March 1940 - Arrived the Tyne escorting Convoy FN.106
1st March 1940 - In a collision with Italian steamer Edera while berthing in the Tyne
3rd March 1940 - Sailed Methil escoring Convoy MT.20
3rd March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.111
3rd March 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy MT.20
5th March 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.111
6th March 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.114
8th March 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.114
10th March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.118
12th March 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.118
13th March 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.120
15th March 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.120
1st April 1940 - Rosyth Escort Force
1st April 1940 - Cdr. K.J. D'Arcy in Command
6th June 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.64 (Cancelled because of Fog)
25th May 1941 - Cdr. Kenneth Judge D'Arcy, RN Relinquished Command
25th May 1941 - Sunk by German aircraft about 40 nautical miles north-east of Tobruk, Libya

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First Added : 12:22, February 28, 2011
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