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HMS Egret - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Egret

Name : HMS Egret
Laid Down : 21st July 1937
Launched : 31st May 1938
Completed : 10th November 1938
Type : Sloop
Class : Egret
Builder : White
Country : UK
Pennants : L75, U75
Fate : Sunk 27th August 1943.

She was the first Allied warship to be sunk by a guided missile.

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HMS Egret, June 1943.

Timeline Entries :


21st July 1937 - Laid down at J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)
31st May 1938 - Pennant 75
31st May 1938 - Launched
10th November 1938 - Commissioned
9th January 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
13th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
15th January 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
18th January 1939 - Arrived Malta
22nd January 1939 - Sailed Malta for Port Said
22nd January 1939 - Sailed Malta for Port Said
25th January 1939 - Arrived Port Said
4th March 1939 - Arrived and Sailed Bal Haf for Mukatta
6th March 1939 - Sailed Mukalla
1st April 1939 - Sailed Siez for Aden
6th April 1939 - Arrived Aden
8th May 1939 - Sailed Aden for Djibouti
12th May 1939 - Arrived Kamaran
2nd June 1939 - Capt. John Campbell Annesley, DSO, RN Assumed Command Command
27th July 1939 - Arrived Ismailia
10th August 1939 - Sailed Aden and Joined Convoy "Heron
16th August 1939 - Arrived Aden
2nd September 1939 - Red Sea Division, East Indies Command, Colombo and Trincomalee
6th September 1939 - Sailed Aden for Mombasa
16th October 1939 - Shadowed German steamer
8th November 1939 - Sailed Durban
27th November 1939 - Arrived at Port Said from the Indian Ocean and departed for Malta, en route to England
7th December 1939 - Completed trefit at Malta
10th December 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
11th December 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
16th December 1939 - Arrived Freetown
19th December 1939 - Sailed Freetown escorting Convoy SLF.13
19th December 1939 - Sailed Freetown escorting Convoy SLF.13
2nd January 1940 - Detached from Convoy SLF.13
2nd January 1940 - Arrived Cardiff for duty with Convoy C
4th January 1940 - In collision with steamer Sea Valour. Was repaired at Cardiff in three weeks
19th January 1940 - Capt. John Campbell Annesley, DSO, RN Relinquished Command
19th January 1940 - Cdr. Dering Parker Evans, RN Assumed Command
27th January 1940 - Joined Convoy FN.81
28th January 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.81
1st February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.84
2nd February 1940 - A submarine contact was made Off Blea Wyke Point
3rd February 1940 - Arrived The Tyne with Convoy FS.84
7th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.86
9th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.6
9th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.86
10th February 1940 - Sailed th Tyne escorting Convoy FS.92
10th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy MT.6
10th February 1940 - Attacked a Submarine contact NNW of St Abbs Head
13th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.93
15th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.93
20th February 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact seven miles 290 from Flamborough Head
20th February 1940 - Sailed Rosyth escorting Convoy MT.15
21st February 1940 - Arrived Southend
24th February 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.103
2nd March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.110
4th March 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.110
5th March 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.112
7th March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy TM.21
7th March 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.112
9th March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.117
11th March 1940 - Arrived Southend with Convoy FS.117
12th March 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.119
14th March 1940 - Investigated periscope sighting one mile southwest of Elie Ness
14th March 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.119
1st April 1940 - Rosyth Escort Force
1st April 1940 - Cdr. D.P. Evans in Command
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Rosyth
20th April 1940 - Cdr. Emile Frank Verlaine Dechaineux, RAN Assumed Command
20th April 1940 - Cdr. Dering Parker Evans, RN Relinquished Command
19th May 1940 - Cdr. Emile Frank Verlaine Dechaineux, RAN Relinquished Command
19th May 1940 - Cdr. Dering Parker Evans, RN Assumed Command
14th January 1941 - Cdr. Dering Parker Evans, RN Relinquished Command
14th January 1941 - Cdr. Edmund Mount Haes, RN Assumed Command
8th February 1942 - Cdr. Charles Robert Stanier Farquhar, RN Assumed Command
8th February 1942 - Cdr. Edmund Mount Haes, RN Relinquished Command
June 1943 - Lt. George Henry Cook, RN Assumed Command
June 1943 - Cdr. Charles Robert Stanier Farquhar, RN Relinquished Command
August 1943 - Lt. George Henry Cook, RN Relinquished Command
August 1943 - Lt.Cdr. John Valentine Waterhouse, DSO, RN Assumed Command
27th August 1943 - Sunk on by an Hs293 guided bomb.
27th August 1943 - Lt.Cdr. John Valentine Waterhouse, DSO, RN Relinquished Command

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Last edited : 21:31, December 27, 2011
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First Added : 12:37, February 28, 2011
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