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HMS Leith - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Leith

Name : HMS Leith
Laid Down : 6th February 1933
Launched : 9th September 1933
Completed : 10th July 1934
Type : Sloop
Class : Grimsby
Builder : Devonport
Country : UK
Pennants : U36, L36
Fate : Sold privately (Byron) 25th November 1946 and (Friendship) 1948. Later to Royal Danish Navy (Galathea) 1949 for Hydrographic work. Scrapped 1955.

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HMS Leith, 1939.

Timeline Entries :


6th February 1933 - Laid down at Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)
9th September 1933 - Pennant L36
9th September 1933 - Launched
1st June 1934 - Commissioned at Plymouth for trials
1st June 1934 - Capt. Oliver Bevir in Command
8th June 1934 - Decommissioned at Plymouth
10th July 1934 - Crewed by Chatham Depot
10th July 1934 - Commissioned for service on the New Zealand Station
12th July 1934 - Commissioned
23rd July 1934 - Sailed Portland for Leith
26th July 1934 - Anchored off Leith
30th July 1934 - Sailed Leith
1st August 1934 - Arrived Chatham
1st August 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
13th August 1934 - Capt. Oliver Bevir in Command
13th August 1934 - Sailed Chatham for the New Zealand Station
13th August 1934 - Sailed Chatham
19th August 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
19th August 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
22nd August 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
22nd August 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
27th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
27th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
29th August 1934 - Sailed Malta
29th August 1934 - ASailed Malta
2nd September 1934 - Arrived Port Said
2nd September 1934 - Arrived Port Said
3rd September 1934 - Sailed Port Said
3rd September 1934 - Arrived Singapore
3rd September 1934 - Sailed Port Said
7th September 1934 - Sailed Singapore
9th September 1934 - Arrived Aden
9th September 1934 - Arrived Aden
10th September 1934 - Arrived Aden
13th September 1934 - Sailed Aden
13th September 1934 - Saied Aden
22nd September 1934 - Arrived Colombo
22nd September 1934 - Arrived Colombo
22nd September 1934 - Arrived Colombo
26th September 1934 - Sailed Colombo
26th September 1934 - Sailed Colombo
27th September 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
3rd October 1934 - Arrived Singapore
7th October 1934 - Sailed Singapore
23rd October 1934 - Arrived Thursday Island
23rd October 1934 - Arrived Thursday Island
25th October 1934 - Sailed Thursday Island
25th October 1934 - Sailed Thursday Island
4th November 1934 - Arrived Brisbane
4th November 1934 - Arrived Brisbane
8th November 1934 - Sailed Brisbane
8th November 1934 - Sailed Brisbane
14th November 1934 - Arrived Auckland
14th November 1934 - Arrived Auckland
12th December 1934 - Sailed Auckland for Wellington
15th December 1934 - Arrived Wellington
4th January 1935 - Arrived Picton
9th January 1935 - Arrived Oamaru
18th January 1935 - Arrivied Lyttelton
13th February 1935 - Arrived Russell
17th June 1935 - Arrived Pago Pago
24th June 1935 - Arrived Suva
12th August 1935 - Arrived Tokelau
5th February 1936 - Arrived Hokianga
17th June 1936 - Sailed Auckland
19th July 1936 - Arrived Makin
24th July 1936 - Arrived Tarawa
12th September 1936 - Arrived Vila
25th March 1937 - Arrived Wellington
20th June 1937 - Sailed Dillon Bay
8th July 1937 - Arrived Gizo
18th July 1937 - Arrived Tunabali Ysbel
21st July 1937 - Arrived and sailed Nauru
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Ocean Island
26th July 1937 - Arrived Tarawa
18th September 1937 - Arrived Auckland
18th September 1937 - Capt. L.C.P. Tadway in Command
15th December 1937 - Arrived Gisbourne
3rd April 1938 - Arrived Akaroa
8th April 1938 - Arrived Lyttleton
11th April 1938 - Sailed Lyttleton for Auckland
27th April 1938 - Sailed Wellington for Auckland and Sydney
23rd June 1938 - Arrived Lifuka
31st July 1938 - Arrived Moorea
1st November 1938 - Cdr. Gilbert Ridley Waymouth, RN Assumed Command
10th December 1938 - Arrived Auckland
6th January 1939 - Sailed Auckland for Timaru
10th January 1939 - Arrived Timaru
21st January 1939 - Arrived Bluff
21st January 1939 - Arrived Bluff
25th January 1939 - Sailed Bluff for Oamaru
26th January 1939 - Arrived Oamaru
31st March 1939 - Sailed Sydney for Auckland
6th April 1939 - Arrived Auckland
8th June 1939 - Arrived Matuku
24th November 1939 - Arrive Port Said
25th November 1939 - Sailed Port Said for Malta
3rd December 1939 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar, en route to England
18th December 1939 - Sailed Freetown escorting Convoy SL.13
19th December 1939 - Detached from Convoy SL.13
26th December 1939 - Sailed Freetown escorting Convoy SL.14
10th January 1940 - Escorted merged Convoy HG.14F andSL.14 as SG.14
12th January 1940 - Detached from Convoy SL.14
12th January 1940 - Detached Convoy SG.14
13th January 1940 - Arrived at Penarth for refitting
15th January 1940 - Arrived at Penarth with Convoy SG.14B
8th February 1940 - Sailed Liverpool escorting Convoy OB.88GF
17th February 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar ecorting Convoy HG.19
17th February 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar with Convoy OG.18F
27th February 1940 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HG.19
1st March 1940 - Sailed Liverpool escorting Convoy OB.100G
3rd March 1940 - Detached from Convoy OB.100G and Joined Convoy HG.20
4th March 1940 - Escorting Convoy HG.29, attacked a submarine contact west of Scilly Isle
18th March 1940 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HG.22F
19th March 1940 - Escorted Convoy OA.113GF
23rd March 1940 - Detached from Convoy OA.113GF
2nd September 1940 - Cdr. Gilbert Ridley Waymouth, RN Relinquished Command
2nd September 1940 - Cdr. Roland Charlton Allen, RN Assumed Command
21st March 1941 - Cdr. Roland Charlton Allen, RN Relinquished Command
21st March 1941 - Lt.Cdr. Mark Taylor Collier, RN Assumed Command
24th June 1941 - Lt.Cdr. Mark Taylor Collier, RN Relinquished Command
24th June 1941 - Lt.Cdr. Edward Campbell Hulton, RN Assumed Command
30th May 1943 - Lt.Cdr. Edward Campbell Hulton, RN Relinquished Command
30th May 1943 - Lt.Cdr. (retired) Alan Westbury Preston, RN Assumed Command
20th March 1945 - Lt.Cdr. (retired) Alan Westbury Preston, RN Relinquished Command
20th March 1945 - Lt. Robin Richard Whalley, RN Assumed Command
July 1945 - Lt. Robin Richard Whalley, RN Relinquished Command
1946 - Sold to Merchant Navy

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Last edited : 13:18, April 2, 2011
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