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HMS Bermuda - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Bermuda

Name : HMS Bermuda
Laid Down : 30th November 1939
Launched : 11th September 1941
Completed : 21st August 1942
Type : Cruiser
Class : Fiji
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Pennants : C52
Fate : Scrapped August 1965

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Timeline Entries :


30th November 1939 - Laid down at John Brown Clydebank Shipyard
30th November 1939 - Laid down
11th September 1941 - Pennant Number 52
11th September 1941 - Launched
5th August 1942 - Commissioned
21st August 1942 - Completed
21st August 1942 - At the Cyde
26th August 1942 - Arrived Scapa Flow
14th October 1942 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Joined 10th Cruiser Sqdn
15th October 1942 - Arrived Greenock
30th October 1942 - Arrived Gibraltar
3rd November 1942 - Sailed Gibraltar
7th December 1942 - Arrived Scapa Flow
31st December 1942 - Sailed Scapa Flow
8th January 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
30th January 1943 - At Murmansk
1st February 1943 - Sailed Murmansk
5th February 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
1st March 1943 - At Scapa Flow
2nd March 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
3rd March 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
3rd March 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
5th March 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
6th March 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
7th March 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
10th March 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
10th March 1943 - Sailed Reykjavik
13th March 1943 - AA Lookout Ship
16th March 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
18th March 1943 - Arrived Reykjavik
20th March 1943 - A/S Exercising
21st March 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
28th March 1943 - Patrolled between Faeroes and Iceland after reports of German ships Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Lutzow at Sea
2nd April 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
9th April 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Plymouth
12th April 1943 - Arrived Plymouth for docking
21st April 1943 - Out od dock
26th April 1943 - Sailed Plymouth
1st May 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
2nd May 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow to cover minelaying operations
6th May 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
13th May 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
13th May 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
20th May 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
21st May 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
25th May 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
26th May 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
27th May 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow for the Clyde
28th May 1943 - Anchored off Greenock
31st May 1943 - Sailed Greenock for Akureyri, Iceland
1st June 1943 - Anchored Eyla Bay
7th June 1943 - Sailed Eyla Bay
10th June 1943 - Patrolled off Barentsburg
10th June 1943 - Anchored off Barentsburg
12th June 1943 - Sailed Batentsburg
14th June 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
15th June 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
16th June 1943 - Anchored Greenock
17th June 1943 - Sailed Greenock
20th June 1943 - Arrived Gibraltar Sailed same day
21st June 1943 - Arrived Algiers sailed same day
22nd June 1943 - Arrived Gibraltar
23rd June 1943 - Sailed Gibraltar
25th June 1943 - Arrived Plymouth
30th June 1943 - Sailed Plymouth
1st July 1943 - Convoy cover patrol Biscay
7th July 1943 - Arrived Plymouth Sound. Sailed same day
9th July 1943 - On Biscay patrol
15th July 1943 - Arrived Plymouth Sound. Sailed same day
17th July 1943 - Sailed Plymouth
20th July 1943 - Screening Convoy MKF18
23rd July 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
27th July 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
28th July 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
5th August 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow to escort Queen Mary from the Clyde to New York
7th August 1943 - Detached Queen Mary returned to Scapa Flow
8th August 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
10th August 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow to cover Convoy OS53
17th August 1943 - Arrived Plymouth Sound then to Plymouth
20th August 1943 - Sailed Plymouth for Atlantic/Biscay patrol
27th August 1943 - Arrived Plymouth Sound
28th August 1943 - Sailed Plymouth
1st September 1943 - Secured to Buoy at Plymouth
4th September 1943 - Sailed Plymouth for Biscay patrol
12th September 1943 - Arrived Plymouth
25th September 1943 - Sailed Plymouth for Biscay patrol
3rd October 1943 - Arrived Plymouth
6th October 1943 - Sailed Plymouth
7th October 1943 - Arrived on patro; Patrol (Stonewall Area)
14th October 1943 - Arrived Plymouth
17th October 1943 - Sailed Plymouth for patrol
24th October 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
5th November 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow and arrived same day
9th November 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow and arrived same day
16th November 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
17th November 1943 - Arrived Seidisfjord, Iceland
18th November 1943 - Sailed Seidisfjord, Iceland. Cover for Convoy JW54A
23rd November 1943 - Anchored in Vaenga Bay, Kola Inlet
27th November 1943 - Cover for Convoy RA54B
4th December 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
7th December 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow for the Clyde
8th December 1943 - Anchored at Greenock
9th December 1943 - Alongside KGV Dock for docking
22nd December 1943 - Sailed Greenock
23rd December 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
1944 - Commenced refit
12th January 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow to cover Convoy JW.56A for Kola
20th January 1944 - Anchored Akureyri
23rd January 1944 - Sailed Akureyri
28th January 1944 - Anchored Akureyri
3rd February 1944 - Sailed Akureyri
9th February 1944 - Arrived Scapa Flow
11th February 1944 - Capt. J. S. Bethell in Command
17th February 1944 - Sailed Scapa Floww for evolutions. Returned same day
24th February 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow Returned same day
8th March 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow for exercises
9th March 1944 - Anchored Loch Ewe
12th March 1944 - Sailed Loch Ewe. Arrived Scapa flow later same day
16th March 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Returned same day
27th March 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow
28th March 1944 - Anchored entrance to the River Tyne
29th March 1944 - Moved to Tyne Commission Quay North Shields
4th April 1944 - Entered Middle Dock, South Shields
4th April 1944 - 10th Cruiser Squadron
15th May 1944 - Repaired completed at South Shields
19th May 1944 - At Rosyth
20th May 1944 - Arrived Scapa Flow
2nd June 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow
3rd June 1944 - Arrived Scapa Flow
9th June 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Arrived back same day
10th June 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow
11th June 1944 - Arrived Scapa Flow
16th June 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Arrived back same day
21st June 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Arrived back same day
22nd June 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow
23rd June 1944 - Arrived Scapa Flow
28th June 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Arrived back same day
29th June 1944 - Sailed Scapa Flow
30th June 1944 - At the Clyde. Long refit
30th June 1944 - Arrived Greenock for refit
17th July 1944 - Moved to John Browns Clydebank to commence Long Refit
November 1944 - Capt. J. S. Bethell, CBE
November 1944 - British Pacific Fleet
1945 - Completed refit
4th January 1945 - Arrived Timber Wharf Darwin for refuelling. Sailed same day
27th March 1945 - Completed refit
11th April 1945 - Sailed the Clyde
12th April 1945 - Arrived Scapa Flow for work up
May 1945 - Sailed UK
3rd May 1945 - Sailed Scapa Flow
8th May 1945 - Passed Gibraltar
10th May 1945 - Arrived Malta
17th May 1945 - Sailed Malta. Anchored Marsaxlokk
18th May 1945 - Sailed Marsaxlokk. Anchored Marsaxlokk
19th May 1945 - Sailed Marsaxlokk. Anchored Marsaxlokk
21st May 1945 - Sailed Malta. Arrived back same day
25th May 1945 - Sailed Malta. Later anchored St Paul's Bay
26th May 1945 - Sailed St. Paul's Bay. Later Anchored Marsaxlokk
27th May 1945 - Sailed Marsaxlokk. Arrived Marsaxlokk then sailed
6th June 1945 - Sailed Malta
9th June 1945 - Arrived Alexandria
11th June 1945 - Sailed Alexandria
12th June 1945 - Passage through Suez Canal
16th June 1945 - Arrived Aden
17th June 1945 - Sailed Aden
22nd June 1945 - Arrived Colombo
24th June 1945 - Sailed Colombo
1st July 1945 - Arrived Fremantle
2nd July 1945 - Sailed Fremantle
7th July 1945 - Arrived Sydney
7th July 1945 - Arrived Sydney
16th July 1945 - Sailed Sydney for Jervis Bay
17th July 1945 - Anchored Jervis Bay
18th July 1945 - Sailed Jervis Bay. Returned later that day
20th July 1945 - Sailed Jervis Bay. Returned later that day
23rd July 1945 - Sailed Jervis Bay. Returned later that day
24th July 1945 - Sailed Jervis Bay
25th July 1945 - Submarine exercises off Jervis Bay. Anchored Jervis Bay
27th July 1945 - Sailed Jervis Bay
28th July 1945 - Exercises off Jervis Bay. Anchored Jervis Bay
29th July 1945 - Sailed Jervis Bay
30th July 1945 - Arrived Sydney
15th August 1945 - Sailed Sydney
15th August 1945 - Sailed Sydney
20th August 1945 - Arrived Manus. Sailed Same day
23rd August 1945 - Arrived Leyte
3rd September 1945 - Sailed Leyte. Arrived back later same day Leyte
4th September 1945 - Sailed Leyte
6th September 1945 - Arrived Kiirun Formosa
11th September 1945 - Sailed Kiirun Formosa
18th September 1945 - Anchored Woosung Flats Shanghai
19th September 1945 - Sailed Woosung Flats Shanghai for Tsingtao
22nd November 1945 - Sailed Tsingtao
25th November 1945 - Anchored in Hong Kong Harbour
12th December 1945 - Sailed Hong Kong for exercises. Anchored Long Harbour
14th December 1945 - Sailed Hong Kong for exercises. Anchored Tolo Harbour
17th December 1945 - Sailed Hong Kong for exercises. Anchored Hong Kong Harbour
7th January 1946 - Anchored off Wusung. Weighed to Shanghai
9th January 1946 - Weighed anchore. Entered Yangtse-Kiang
12th January 1946 - Secured on No1 Buoy Farm Cove, Sydney
3rd February 1946 - Sailed Sydney for Jervis Bay
7th February 1946 - Arrived Hobart
14th February 1946 - Sailed Hobart
16th February 1946 - Arrived No3 Buoy Port Jackson Sydney
17th February 1946 - Capt. C. D. Howard-Johnston in Command
20th February 1946 - Sailed Sydney
21st February 1946 - Anchored Mud Island, Brisbane
22nd February 1946 - Sailed Mud Island, Brisbane
28th February 1946 - Anchored Berth A2 Darwin
1st March 1946 - Sailed Darwin
11th March 1946 - Arrived Junk Bay, Hong Kong
16th May 1946 - Sailed Hong Kong
20th May 1946 - Anchored in Long Harbour
21st May 1946 - Sailed Long Harbour. Anchored Mirs Bay later same day
22nd May 1946 - Sailed Mirs Bay
23rd May 1946 - Anchored Tolo Channel
24th May 1946 - Sailed Mirs Bay. Returned later in day
25th May 1946 - Sailed Mirs Bay. Arrived Hong Kong later same day
27th May 1946 - Exercising off Hong Kong. Anchored Tolo Channel later in day
27th May 1946 - Sailed Hong Kong
28th May 1946 - Sailed Tolo Channel
29th May 1946 - Anchored Junk Bay Sailed same day. Anchored Mirs Bay
30th May 1946 - Sailed Mirs Bay
4th June 1946 - Sailed Hong Kong
11th June 1946 - Arrived Shanghai
14th June 1946 - Sailed Shanghai
17th June 1946 - Anchored of Tsingtao
22nd June 1946 - Sailed Tsingtao
23rd June 1946 - Anchored at Chemulpho
27th June 1946 - Sailed Chemulpho
29th June 1946 - Anchored at Fukuoka
2nd July 1946 - Sailed Fukuoka
8th July 1946 - Sailed Fukuoka
10th July 1946 - Arrived Yokohama
22nd July 1946 - Sailed Yokohama
27th July 1946 - Arrived Hong Kong
3rd August 1946 - Sailed Hong Kong
13th August 1946 - Entered basalisk Channel
18th August 1946 - Arrived Sydney
3rd September 1946 - Sailed Sydney
5th September 1946 - Arrived Melbourne
9th September 1946 - Sailed Melbourne
11th September 1946 - Arrived Port Adelaide
14th September 1946 - Sailed Port Adelaide
16th September 1946 - Arrived Sydney
24th September 1946 - Sailed Sydney
29th September 1946 - Arrived Port Moresby. Sailed same day
8th October 1946 - Arrived Hong Kong
14th November 1946 - Sailed Hong Kong
19th November 1946 - Arrived Yokohama
25th November 1946 - Sailed Yokohama
27th November 1946 - Arrived Kure
11th December 1946 - Sailed Kure
12th December 1946 - Arrived Kochi. Sailed same day
13th December 1946 - Arrived Yokohama
17th December 1946 - Sailed Yokohama
22nd December 1946 - Arrived Hong Kong
23rd December 1946 - Sailed Hong Kong to assist SS Roebuck
27th December 1946 - Arrived Hong Kong
27th January 1947 - Sailed Hong Kong. Anchored Junk Bay later
1st February 1947 - Arrived Hong Kong
10th February 1947 - Sailed to Crooked Harbour, Moored ship, Unmoored and moved to anchor
13th February 1947 - Sailed Crooked Harbour for Hong Kong
18th February 1947 - Entered No.1 Dock Hing Kong
15th March 1947 - Sailed Hong Kong for Yokohama
20th March 1947 - Arrived Yokohama
30th March 1947 - Sailed Yokohama
1st April 1947 - Arrived Kure
27th April 1947 - Sailed Shanghai for Hong Kong
1st May 1947 - Arrived Hong Kong
10th May 1947 - Sailed Hong Kong
10th May 1947 - Sailed Hong Kong for UK
15th May 1947 - Arrived Singapore
16th May 1947 - Sailed Singapore
21st May 1947 - Arrived Trincomalee
23rd May 1947 - Sailed Trincomalee
30th May 1947 - Arrived Aden
1st June 1947 - Sailed Aden
4th June 1947 - Arrived Port Suez
5th June 1947 - Sailed Port Suez. Passage through Suez Canal
9th June 1947 - Arrived Malta
11th June 1947 - Sailed Malta
14th June 1947 - Arrived Gibraltar
15th June 1947 - Sailed Gibraltar
19th June 1947 - Arrived Plymouth
24th July 1947 - Sailed Plymouth
25th July 1947 - Arrived Sheerness. Then to Chatham for refit
15th August 1947 - Sailed Kure
17th August 1947 - Arrived Shanghai
1st January 1948 - In reserve
1st January 1949 - In reserve
1st January 1950 - In reserve
29th September 1950 - Underwent basin trials
2nd October 1950 - Capt. H G Scott DSC RN in Command
23rd October 1950 - Sailed Plymouth. Arrived Weymouth Bay
30th November 1950 - Sailed Malta
7th December 1950 - Arrived and sailed Freetown
11th December 1950 - Arrived Simonstown
4th January 1951 - Sailed Simonstown
5th January 1951 - Arrived Simonstown for docking down
13th February 1951 - Out of dry dock
27th February 1951 - Sailed Simonstown
1st March 1951 - Arrived East London
5th March 1951 - Sailed East London for Port Elizabeth. Arrived same day
9th March 1951 - Sailed Port Elizabeth for Durban
14th March 1951 - Arrived Durban
19th March 1951 - Sailed Durban
21st March 1951 - Arrived Simonstown
11th April 1951 - Sailed Simonstown for exercises. Returned same day
8th June 1951 - Capt. H P Currey OBE in Command
19th June 1951 - Sailed Simonstown for Durban
19th June 1951 - Sailed Simonstown
22nd June 1951 - Arrived Durban
22nd June 1951 - Arrived Durban
16th July 1951 - Sailed Durban
16th July 1951 - Sailed Durban
21st July 1951 - Arrived Diego Suarez
28th July 1951 - Sailed Diego Suarez
1st August 1951 - Arrived Lourenco Marques
7th August 1951 - Sailed Lourenco Marques
8th August 1951 - Arrived Durban and sailed for East London
16th August 1951 - Arrived Simonstown
24th September 1951 - Sailed Siminstown
23rd October 1951 - Sailed Simonstown
29th October 1951 - Arrived Luanda
1st November 1951 - Sailed Luanda
4th November 1951 - Arrived Lagos
12th November 1951 - Sailed Lagos
17th November 1951 - Sailed Takoradi
21st November 1951 - Arrived Dakar
28th November 1951 - Sailed Dakar
5th December 1951 - Sailed Freetown
19th December 1951 - Arrived Simonstown
14th August 1953 - Sailed Malta
14th August 1953 - Capt. G.H. Collett in Command
3rd May 1954 - At Malta for the visit of Queen Elizabeth
17th June 1954 - Exercising off Lebanon
17th June 1954 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral J.P.L. Reid
15th October 1954 - Review in the Presence of the Emperor of Ethiopia
February 1958 - At Bermuda
July 1959 - At Hamilton, Bermuda
9th February 1962 - Arrived Bermuda
12th February 1962 - Sailed Bermuda
July 1962 - Decommissioned
1965 - Broken up

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