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HMS Glasgow - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Glasgow

Name : HMS Glasgow
Laid Down : 16th April 1935
Launched : 20th June 1936
Completed : 9th September 1937
Type : Cruiser
Class : Southampton
Builder : Scotts
Country : UK
Pennants : 21, C169 BPF, C21
Fate : Scrapped 1958

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HMS Glasgow, October 1937.


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Timeline Entries :


24th September 1934 - Sailed Rosyth for Invergordon
16th April 1935 - Laid down
20th June 1936 - Pennant Number 21
20th June 1936 - Launched
9th September 1937 - Commissioned
23rd October 1937 - Arrived Milford Haven
10th November 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
January 1938 - 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet
29th March 1938 - Arrived Portsmouth
23rd June 1938 - Sailed Portland for the Clyde
5th July 1938 - Commenced Combined exercises
10th July 1938 - Completed Combined exercises
30th July 1938 - At Portsmouth. Navy Week
1st January 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.6
17th January 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
23rd January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
24th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
8th February 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
13th February 1939 - Arrived Casa Blanca
17th February 1939 - Sailed Casa Blanca
18th February 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th February 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
27th February 1939 - Combined Exercise
27th February 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
3rd March 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
6th March 1939 - Combined Exercise
6th March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
10th March 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
23rd March 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
27th July 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
29th July 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth for Rosyth
August 1939 - 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet
1st August 1939 - Arrived Invergordon
24th August 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
1st September 1939 - Sailed the Humber
3rd September 1939 - 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Humber Force
22nd September 1939 - On patrol in Skagerrak (Operation SK).
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 Scapa Flow cover convoys in the Western Approaches
21st October 1939 - Sent to escort convoy KJ.3, then en route from the West Indies
22nd October 1939 - Joined Convoy KJ.3
24th October 1939 - Detached from Convoy KJ.3
24th October 1939 - Detached from Convoy KJ.3
27th October 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
31st October 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth for Rosyth
31st October 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth for Rosyth
1st November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth. Sailed Rosyth same day
1st November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
2nd November 1939 - Located American steamer City of Flint
3rd November 1939 - Searchng for German liner New York
5th November 1939 - Arrived at Rosyth with her forecastle dropped by two inches from the effect of the weather
9th November 1939 - Formed as a Striking Force at Rosyth
11th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to join the Humber Force at Immingham
13th November 1939 - En route to patrol in the Denmark Strait
17th November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
20th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth in an attempt to intercept German liner Bremen
23rd November 1939 - To the northeast of the Shetlands
24th November 1939 - Positioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
25th November 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
27th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow and proceeded to Rosyth to boiler clean
28th November 1939 - Commenced boiler clean at Rosyth
2nd December 1939 - Relieved HMS Suffolk escorting Convoy HM.3
4th December 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HM.3
5th December 1939 - Boiler clean completed
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 Scapa Flow
12th December 1939 - On Northern Patrol patrolled in 53.55N, 25.00W
15th December 1939 - Was 480 miles W by N of Malin Head
20th December 1939 - Returning from Northern Patrol was ordered to refuel and join Newcastle on Fair Island Channel Patrol.
22nd December 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
22nd December 1939 - Arrived at Rosyth from Fair Isle Patrol
30th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to cover Convoy ON.6
January 1940 - Completed refit at Rosyth
2nd January 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth ahead of convoy HN.6
7th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to support convoy ON.7
12th January 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.7
17th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to cover Convoy ON.8
17th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth in support of Convoy HN.8
19th January 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.8
21st January 1940 - Attacked a contact east of Duncansby Head
21st January 1940 - Attacked a submarine contact east of Copinsay
25th January 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.9
25th January 1940 - Covered 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
9th February 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to relieve sister ship HMS Southampton on patrol off North Cape
12th February 1940 - Captured German fishing trawler Herrlichkeit near Tromso
19th February 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow with rudder defects and then left for refitting at Belfast
21st February 1940 - Arrived Aberdeen with captured German fishing trawler Herrlichkeit near Tromso
24th February 1940 - Arrived Glasgow for refit
20th March 1940 - Completed repairs at Glasgow
22nd March 1940 - Sailed Glasgow for the Clyde
22nd March 1940 - Sailed Belfast for the Clyde and arrived later that day.
25th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde on Northern Patrol.
27th April 1940 - Passage to Molde from Scapa Flow.
29th April 1940 - Sailed Molde for Malangen Fjord near Tromso
30th April 1940 - Arrived Malangen Fjord near Tromso
7th June 1940 - Sailed Rosyth to cover Convoy ON.7
9th June 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.7
9th November 1941 - Arrived Bombay
6th December 1941 - Sailed Colombo
9th December 1941 - In error sank the RIN patrol vessel HMIS Prabhavati
25th December 1941 - Arrived Bcolombo
29th March 1943 - Action with a Blockade runner
15th June 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
7th July 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Operation Camera
6th June 1944 - Participated in the Normandy Landings
18th January 1947 - Arrived Rio de Janeiro
18th January 1947 - Capt. C.L. Firth in Command
19th March 1947 - Commenced Exercised in the Caribbean
2nd April 1947 - Completed Exercises in the Caribbean
30th April 1947 - Sailed Trincomalee
5th May 1947 - At Trincomalee
27th August 1947 - Arrived Portsmouth from the Far East
18th January 1949 - Arrived Rio de Janeiro
18th January 1949 - Capt. C.L. Firth in Command
25th January 1949 - Sailed Rio de Janeiro
March 1950 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral Symonds-Taylor
March 1950 - Combined exercises in the Caribbean
25th January 1952 - Sailed Malta
25th January 1952 - Captain J. Holmes in Command
5th March 1952 - Took part in Exercice in the Mediterranean
5th March 1952 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral Edwards
16th March 1952 - At Malta
14th August 1952 - Arrived Malta
14th August 1952 - Arrived Malta
14th August 1952 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral R.A.B. Edwards
15th June 1953 - Participated in 1953 Coronation Review
3rd May 1954 - Flagship of Admiral Lord Montbatten
3rd May 1954 - At Malta for the visit of Queen Elizabeth
11th May 1954 - Sailed Gibraltar escorting HMY Britannia
19th May 1954 - Met the Queen 9 miles south east of Plymouth
6th September 1954 - Flagship of Admiral Lord Mountbatten
6th September 1954 - Sailed Malta for Summer Cruise
4th October 1954 - Arrived Malta
8th October 1954 - Off Malta
15th October 1954 - Review in the Presence of the Emperor of Ethiopia
15th October 1954 - (Flagship of Lord Mountbatten
1958 - Broken up

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