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HMS Harrier - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Harrier

Name : HMS Harrier
Laid Down : 11th July 1933
Launched : 17th April 1934
Completed : 9th November 1934
Type : Minesweeper
Class : Halcyon
Builder : Thornycroft
Country : UK
Pennants : J71, N71
Fate : Sold for scrap 6th June 1950.

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HMS Harrier, 1934.

Timeline Entries :


6th January 1934 - Sailed Portland for Chatham
8th February 1934 - Lt. Cdr. J O'B Milner-Barry in Command
17th April 1934 - Launched
9th November 1934 - Commissioned
10th November 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
6th December 1934 - Arrived Chatham
7th December 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
23rd March 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
31st March 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar for Portland
5th April 1935 - Arrived Portland
2nd May 1935 - Cdr. Edmund Geoffrey Abbott in Command
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
30th March 1936 - Sailed Alexandria
23rd April 1936 - Sailed Suez
13th May 1936 - Arrived Sheerness
9th September 1936 - Arrived Portland
22nd July 1937 - Sailed Almeria
24th July 1937 - Arrived Guadalquivir
27th July 1937 - Arrived Cadiz
6th August 1937 - Arrived Malaga
19th January 1938 - Paid off to the Reserve Fleet in the Nore. Became Tender to HMS Cardiff
27th July 1939 - Arrived Harwich
15th August 1939 - Sailed Harwich
3rd September 1939 - 5th Minesweeping Flotilla, Nore Command
29th November 1939 - Laid mines in the Thames approaches
12th January 1940 - Conducted operation PA 1
13th January 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
3rd February 1940 - 15 miles north of Kinnaird Head
4th February 1940 - Arrived Invergordon
21st February 1940 - Sweeping off Wick
20th March 1940 - 5th Mine Sweeping Flotilla
20th March 1940 - Arrived Dover from the Humber
20th October 1943 - Operation FR took place, this was the passage of escorts to North Russia
28th October 1943 - Completed Operation FR
July 1950 - Scrapped at Gateshead

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Last edited : 16:18, March 26, 2011
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First Added : 14:01, February 28, 2011
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