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HMS Edinburgh - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Edinburgh

Name : HMS Edinburgh
Laid Down : 30th December 1936
Launched : 31st March 1938
Completed : 6th July 1939
Type : Cruiser
Class : Edinburgh
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : 16
Fate : Sunk 2nd May 1942

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HMS Edinburgh, 1941.


HMS Edinburgh Photographed 1938


HMS Edinburgh photographed soon after her commission. 1938

Timeline Entries :


31st March 1938 - Pennant Number 16
31st March 1938 - Launched
1st January 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.6
30th January 1939 - Completed boiler clean and refit
6th July 1939 - Commissioned
6th July 1939 - 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet
30th July 1939 - Sailed St. Helen's Roads
24th August 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
31st August 1939 - Sailed Glasgow after docking
1st September 1939 - Arrived at Scapa Flow
3rd September 1939 - 18th Cruiser Squadron Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
8th October 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to operate off the mouth of the Skagerrak
9th October 1939 - Heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe between 1120 and 1645 off the mouth of the Skagerrak
12th October 1939 - Sailed Rosyth
16th October 1939 - Slightly damaged by air attack in the Firth of Forth
16th October 1939 - At Rosyth. Attacked by German Aircraft
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Rosyth. Joined the escort off Muckle Flugga
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to rendezvous with Commodore D in light cruiser Aurora 20 miles north of Muckle Flugga
31st October 1939 - Began repairs at Rosyth
1st November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
3rd November 1939 - Completed repairs at Rosyth
5th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth
6th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Joined the Home Fleet at sea
9th November 1939 - Arrived at Rosyth
12th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for the Humber, arriving that afternoon
17th November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
23rd November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for Fair Island Channel.
24th November 1939 - Positioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
1st December 1939 - Returning to Rosyth
6th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to provide close support for Convoy ON.4
8th December 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.4
11th December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
11th December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
12th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth, called at Scapa Flow, to Fair Island Channel then patrolled between the Shetlands and the Faroes
13th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth and arrived at Scapa Flow later the same day
15th December 1939 - Was on patrol between the Orkneys and the Faroes
18th December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Portsmouth
18th December 1939 - Escorted Convoy NV.2
22nd December 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
22nd December 1939 - Arrived at Rosyth to boiler clean and refit
30th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to cover Convoy ON.6
2nd January 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth ahead of convoy HN.6
7th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to support convoy ON.7
9th January 1940 - Dropped depth charges on a submarine contact SSW of Utvaer in 60-48.5N, 04-20E
12th January 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.7
17th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth in support of Convoy HN.8
17th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to cover Convoy ON.8
18th January 1940 - Dropped depth charges on a submarine contact ESE of Sumburgh Head
19th January 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.8
21st January 1940 - Attacked a contact east of Duncansby Head
25th January 1940 - Covered Convoy ON.9
25th January 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.9
26th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow to cover Convoy HM.9
31st January 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.9
31st January 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
6th February 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to cover Convoy ON.10
13th February 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to Cover Convoy ON.12
14th February 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
16th February 1940 - Close support for Convoy HN.12
16th February 1940 - Supported Operation DT
17th February 1940 - Detached Convoy HN.12 for Scapa Flow
18th February 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
19th February 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow to cover Convoy ON.14
20th February 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
20th February 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact east of Copinsay
21st February 1940 - Joined Convoy ON.14
21st February 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact east of the Shetland Islands
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
24th February 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact ESE of Muckle Flugga
25th February 1940 - Arrived Rosyth.
3rd March 1940 - Sailed Rosyth for Convoy close support duties
8th March 1940 - Near cover for Convoy ON.18
10th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.18
11th March 1940 - Arrived Rosyth.
12th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow to provide close support for convoy ON.19
13th March 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth after practices
14th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.19
14th March 1940 - Covered Convoy HN.19
17th March 1940 - Arrived in the Tyne for repairs.
20th March 1940 - Arrived South Shields for extensive refit
7th June 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to cover Convoy ON.7
9th June 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.7
20th October 1940 - Completed extensive refit at South Shields
2nd May 1942 - Sunk

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