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HMS Lowestoft - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Lowestoft

Name : HMS Lowestoft
Laid Down : 21st August 1933
Launched : 11th April 1934
Completed : 22nd November 1934
Type : Sloop
Class : Grimsby
Builder : Devonport
Country : UK
Pennants : H59, L59
Fate : Sold privately (Miraflores) 4th October 1946.

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HMS Lowestoft, December 1934.

Timeline Entries :


21st August 1933 - Laid down at Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)
28th January 1934 - Sailed Colombo
11th April 1934 - Pennant L59
11th April 1934 - Launched
5th November 1934 - At Plymouth, fitting out
20th November 1934 - Cdr. A.R.M. Bridge Assumed Command
20th November 1934 - Commissioned at Plymouth for the China Station
22nd November 1934 - Commissioned
3rd December 1934 - Sailed Plymouth
5th December 1934 - Arrived Lowestoft
8th December 1934 - Sailed Lowestoft
10th December 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
13th December 1934 - Sailed Plymouth for the China Station
13th December 1934 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
18th December 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
19th December 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
20th December 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
20th December 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
24th December 1934 - Arrived Malta and sailed for Alexandria
28th December 1934 - Arrived Alexandria
4th January 1935 - Sailed Alexandria
5th January 1935 - Arrived and Sailed Suez
5th January 1935 - Arrived and sailed Port Said
5th January 1935 - Arrived Suez
6th January 1935 - Sailed Suez
12th January 1935 - Arrived Aden
14th January 1935 - Sailed Aden
24th January 1935 - Arrived Colombo
4th February 1935 - Arrived Singapore
6th February 1935 - Sailed Singapore
15th February 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
24th June 1935 - At Shanghai
24th June 1935 - Cdr. A.R.M. Bridge in Command
2nd July 1935 - Sailed Shanghai for Hankow
2nd July 1935 - Sailed Shanghai to Hankow
7th July 1935 - Cdr. A.R.M. Bridge in Command
7th July 1935 - Arrived Hankow
7th July 1935 - Relieved by HMS Sandwich
28th December 1935 - Arrived Alexandria
27th January 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
13th April 1936 - Sailed Hong Kong for Shanghai
17th April 1936 - Arrived Shanghai
17th June 1936 - Sailed Shanghai for Hong Kong
20th June 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
19th July 1936 - Sailed Hong Kong
27th July 1936 - Sailed Hong Kong
9th September 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
22nd October 1936 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
25th March 1937 - Arrived Lumut
28th April 1937 - Recommissioned at Singapore for the China Station
28th April 1937 - Cdr. Sidney Boucher in Command
29th May 1937 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Shanghai
10th July 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong
17th July 1937 - Sailed Hong Kon on patrol
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Hong Kong
26th July 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong
10th August 1937 - Arrived Hong Kong
28th March 1938 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei
28th March 1938 - Arrived Chefu
30th March 1938 - Sailed Chefoo
27th April 1938 - Sailed Chinwangtao for Wei Hai Wei
15th August 1938 - Cdr. Arthur Macdonnell Knapp, RN Assumed Command
30th December 1938 - Arrived Manila
7th January 1939 - Arrived Cebu
10th January 1939 - Sailed Cebu
15th January 1939 - Arrived Hong Kong
19th January 1939 - Sailed Hong Kong for Sharp Peak
22nd January 1939 - Arrived Sharp Peak
24th January 1939 - Sailed Sharp Peak for Wei Hai Wei
1st April 1939 - Arrived Chefoo
2nd April 1939 - Arrived Tientsin
10th May 1939 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
2nd September 1939 - At Hong Kong refitting completed
2nd September 1939 - China Station
2nd December 1939 - Completed refit in Hong Kong
2nd December 1939 - At Hong Kong refitting
7th December 1939 - Sailed Hong Kong
13th December 1939 - Arrived Singapore
18th December 1939 - Arrived Colombo
2nd January 1940 - Sailed Bombay
13th January 1940 - Arrived Port Said
14th January 1940 - Sailed Port Said for Malta en route for England
18th January 1940 - Arrived Malta
24th January 1940 - After repairs at Malta, sailed for Gibraltar
28th January 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar
5th February 1940 - Arrived Plymouth for refitting
21st February 1940 - Refit complete
11th March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.119
13th March 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.119
15th March 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.121
17th March 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.121
18th March 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne
18th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.33
19th March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.124
21st March 1940 - Arrived Southampton with Convoy FS,124
22nd March 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.126
23rd March 1940 - Detached Convoy FN.126 on arrival
24th March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy TM.32
26th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.38
26th March 1940 - Arrived off the Tyne with Convoy MT.38
26th March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.130
28th March 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.130
1st April 1940 - Rosyth Escort Force
1st April 1940 - Cdr. A.M. Knapp in Command
8th January 1941 - Cdr. Ughtred Henry Ramsden James, RN Assumed Command
8th January 1941 - Cdr. Arthur Macdonnell Knapp, RN Relinquished Command
21st July 1941 - Cdr. Ughtred Henry Ramsden James, RN Relinquished Command
21st July 1941 - Lt.Cdr. (retired) Francis Babington Proudfoot, RN Assumed Command
17th November 1942 - Lt. Thomas Keppel Edge-Partington, RN Assumed Command
February 1943 - Lt. Thomas Keppel Edge-Partington, RN Relinquished Command
23rd March 1943 - Lt.Cdr. (retired) Lawrence Henry Phillips, RN Assumed Command
June 1945 - Lt.Cdr. (retired) Lawrence Henry Phillips, RN Relinquished Command
June 1945 - Lt.Cdr. Charles Grenville Cowley, RN Assumed Command
July 1945 - Lt.Cdr. Charles Grenville Cowley, RN Relinquished Command
4th October 1946 - Sold to Merchant Navy

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Last edited : 15:57, April 3, 2011
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First Added : 12:27, February 28, 2011
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