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HMS Black Swan - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Black Swan

Name : HMS Black Swan
Laid Down : 20th June 1938
Launched : 7th July 1939
Completed : 27th January 1940
Type : Sloop
Class : Black Swan
Builder : Yarrow
Country : UK
Pennants : L57, U57, F57
Fate : Scrapped 1956.

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HMS Black Swan, 1945.

Timeline Entries :


20th June 1938 - Laid down at Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)
20th June 1938 - Laid down Yarrow (Scotstoun)
7th July 1939 - Launched
7th July 1939 - Pennant L57
15th September 1939 - Capt. Albert Lawrence Poland, DSC, RN Assumed Command
27th January 1940 - Commissioned
27th January 1940 - Completed
27th February 1940 - Sailed Portland for Rosyth
27th February 1940 - Sailed Southen escorting Convoy FN.104
29th February 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
29th February 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.104
3rd March 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy MT.20
3rd March 1940 - Sailed Methil escoring Convoy MT.20
3rd March 1940 - Sailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.111
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 - Capt. A.L. Poland in Command
26th April 1941 - Cdr. Thomas Arthur Charles Pakenham, RN Assumed Command
5th March 1943 - Cdr. Thomas Arthur Charles Pakenham, RN Relinquished Command
5th March 1943 - Lt.Cdr. (retired) Rodney Charles Vesey Thomson, RN Assumed Command
November 1944 - British Pacific Fleet
November 1944 - Lt. Cdr. A. D. C. Inglis
26th March 1945 - Lt.Cdr. Alexander Douglas Colin Inglis, RN Assumed Command
26th March 1945 - Lt.Cdr. (retired) Rodney Charles Vesey Thomson, RN Relinquished Command
October 1945 - Lt.Cdr. Alexander Douglas Colin Inglis, RN Relinquished Command
2nd July 1950 - Assisted in sinking several attacking North Korean torpedo boats and gunboats
16th May 1951 - Attacked positions near Songjin
19th December 1951 - Arrived Plymouth from the Far East
13th September 1956 - Scrapped at Troon

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Last edited : 16:12, February 28, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 14:13, February 28, 2011
By : kc


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