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HMS Gloucester - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Gloucester

Name : HMS Gloucester
Laid Down : 22nd September 1936
Launched : 19th October 1937
Completed : 31st January 1939
Type : Cruiser
Class : Town
Builder : Devonport
Country : UK
Pennants : 62, C62
Fate : Sunk 22nd May 1941

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HMS Gloucester, March 1940.


HMS Gloucester, March 1940.


HMS Gloucester, March 1940.


HMS Gloucester.

Timeline Entries :


19th October 1937 - Launched
19th October 1937 - Pennant Number 62
3rd January 1939 - Capt. F.R. Garside in Command
27th January 1939 - Commissioned
27th January 1939 - Commissioned
7th March 1939 - Arrived St. Helens Roads
15th March 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for 4th Cruiser Squadron East Indies
28th April 1939 - Transit Suez
7th May 1939 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral Ralph Leatham
14th May 1939 - Arrived Colombo
14th May 1939 - Arrived Colombo
9th June 1939 - Arrived Seychelles
12th June 1939 - Sailed Seychelles
15th June 1939 - Arrived Farquahar Islands
17th June 1939 - Arrived Dar-es-Salaam
27th June 1939 - Sailed Dar-es-Salaam
27th June 1939 - Arrived Zanzibar
5th July 1939 - Sailed Zanzibar
6th July 1939 - Arrived Mombasa
25th July 1939 - Sailed Mombasa
31st July 1939 - Arrived Aden
10th August 1939 - Sailed Aden
10th August 1939 - Sailed Aden and Joined Convoy "Heron
18th August 1939 - Arrived Colombo
25th August 1939 - Sailed Colombo
29th August 1939 - Arrived Aden
1st September 1939 - Sailed Aden for patrol in Red Sea
1st September 1939 - Sailed Aden
2nd September 1939 - 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies Command, Colombo and Trincomalee
9th September 1939 - Arrived Mombasa
15th September 1939 - Arrived Mombasa
17th September 1939 - Sailed Mombasa
22nd September 1939 - Arrived Aden
26th September 1939 - Sailed Aden
2nd October 1939 - Arrived Aden
5th October 1939 - Sailed Aden
5th October 1939 - Arrived Masirah (Oman)
11th October 1939 - Arrived Colombo
16th November 1939 - Sailed Rangoon
18th November 1939 - Sailed from Colombo to patrol north of Madagascar
23rd November 1939 - Force I. North of Madagascar sweeping towards the Seychelles Islands
24th November 1939 - Sailed Diego Suarez on patrol duties
29th November 1939 - Arrived Diego Suarez
8th December 1939 - Sailed Diego Suarez for Simonstown
12th December 1939 - Arrived Durban
14th December 1939 - Sailed Durban
15th December 1939 - Arrived Durban
22nd December 1939 - Sailed Durban
26th December 1939 - Sailed Mauritius for Port Victoria, Seychilles
29th December 1939 - Arrived Port Victoria, Seychilles
31st December 1939 - Sailed Port Victoria, Seychilles, for Colombo
8th January 1940 - Arrived Colombo for refitting
21st January 1940 - Refitting at Colombo
22nd January 1940 - Refit completed at Colombo
31st January 1940 - Sailed Colombo after refitting
8th February 1940 - Arrived Mogadishu
9th February 1940 - Arrived Mombasa
11th February 1940 - Sailed Mombasa
11th February 1940 - Sailed Mombasa for Durban
21st February 1940 - Arrived Durban
5th March 1940 - Arrived Colombo.
7th September 1940 - Battle Of Punto Stilo, Italy
7th September 1940 - 7th Cruiser Squadron
27th March 1941 - Participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan
15th May 1941 - Landed troops on Crete
22nd May 1941 - Sunk

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Last edited : 21:17, March 24, 2011
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