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HMS Basilisk - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Basilisk

Name : HMS Basilisk
Laid Down : 19th August 1929
Launched : 6th August 1930
Completed : 4th March 1931
Type : Destroyer
Class : B
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Pennants : H11
Fate : Sunk 1st June 1940 off Dunkirk.

Displacement: 1,360 tons Speed: 35kts Complement: 138. Armament: Four 4.7 inch guns, two 2 pdr anti-aircraft guns and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes.

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HMS Basilisk, 1930s.


HMS Basilisk. (P)

Timeline Entries :


6th August 1930 - Launched
6th August 1930 - Pennant H11
1st September 1931 - 4th Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean
1st September 1931 - Sailed Malta
3rd September 1931 - Arrived Skiathos
11th September 1931 - Arrived Thasos
11th September 1931 - Sailed Skiathos
24th September 1931 - Arrived Mudros
24th September 1931 - Sailed Thasos
6th October 1931 - Arrived Milos
16th October 1931 - Sailed Milos
17th October 1931 - Arrived Suda Bay
26th October 1931 - Arrived Malta
7th January 1932 - Sailed Malta
29th January 1932 - Arrived Malta
30th March 1932 - Arrived Cagliari
4th April 1932 - Sailed Cagliari for Bizerta
5th April 1932 - Arrived Bizerta
14th April 1932 - Arrived Aranci Bay
22nd April 1932 - Arrived Malta
22nd April 1932 - Cmdr. R. F. B. Swinley in Command
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. R. F. B. Swinley in Command
1st October 1932 - 4th Destroyer Flotilla. Mediterranean Fleet
14th January 1933 - Arrived Suda Bay
25th January 1933 - Sailed Suda Bay
25th January 1933 - Arrived Gulf of Patras
1st February 1933 - Arrived Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta for Pollensa Bay
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
28th March 1933 - Sailed Pollensa for Golfe Juan
30th March 1933 - Arrived Golfe Juan
3rd April 1933 - Arrived Leghorn
3rd April 1933 - Sailed Golfe Juan for Leghorn
12th April 1933 - Arrived Gulf of St. Tropez
24th April 1933 - Sailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24th April 1933 - Sailed St. Tropez for Malta
27th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
27th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
28th July 1933 - Arrived Korcula
1st August 1933 - Arrived Gruz
5th August 1933 - Arrived Kotor
27th October 1933 - Sailed UK for Gibraltar and work up
4th December 1933 - Sailed Gibralta for Malta
9th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for cruise
10th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for short winter cruise
11th January 1934 - Arrived Bougie
25th January 1934 - Arrived Malta
3rd March 1934 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
27th March 1934 - Arrived Golfe Juan
10th April 1934 - Arrived Toulon
10th April 1934 - Arrived Gulf of St. Tropez
10th April 1934 - Cdr. F.S.W. de Winton in Command
13th April 1934 - Sailed Toulon
24th April 1934 - Sailed St. Tropez for Malta
15th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
31st August 1934 - Arrived Malaluka Bay
8th October 1934 - Arrived Rogoznica
8th October 1934 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
2nd November 1934 - Cdr. F.S.W. de Winton Assumed Command
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
7th April 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar for Toulon
10th April 1935 - Arrived Toulon
13th April 1935 - Sailed Toulon
22nd April 1935 - 4th Destroyer Flotilla
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
31st July 1935 - Arrived Malta
February 1936 - Cdr. F.S.W. de Winton Relinquished Command
26th July 1936 - Arrived Gibraltar
28th July 1936 - Arrived Cartegena
4th March 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
28th April 1937 - Sailed Plymouth for Portland
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Portland
5th June 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
17th July 1937 - Sailed St. Jean de Luz on patrol
25th July 1937 - Arrived St. Jean de Luz
6th August 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
11th March 1938 - Sailed Gibraltar
29th March 1938 - Arrived Plymouth
5th July 1938 - 4th Destroyer Flotilla
5th July 1938 - Commenced Combined exercises
10th July 1938 - Completed Combined exercises
24th January 1939 - Arrived Portland
24th January 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Portland
7th February 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
27th February 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
27th February 1939 - Combined Exercise
3rd March 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
6th March 1939 - Combined Exercise
6th March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
10th March 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
8th May 1939 - Arrived Dartmouth
12th May 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
8th June 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
29th July 1939 - Cdr. Maxwell Richmond, RN in Command
5th August 1939 - Arrived Portland
8th August 1939 - Arrived Weymouth Bay
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
3rd September 1939 - 19th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 37, Nore Command
29th October 1939 - Joined new 23rd Destroyer Flotilla at Harwich
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 - Escort for Minelaying between Tail of the Falls and Sandettie Bank
2nd November 1939 - In passage from Harwich to Dover to cover minelaying mission HW
12th November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby. Escorted HMS Adventure to Portsmouth
12th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for the Humber, were held up by fog near Outer Dowsing
13th November 1939 - Took injured from mined HMS Adventure
10th December 1939 - Sailed Dover for Boulogneescorting HMS Corington with HM King George VI
13th December 1939 - Relieved from escorting Depot Ship Woolwich
14th December 1939 - Escorting minelayer Princess Victoria
15th December 1939 - Attacked U.57, 17 miles east of North Foreland
16th December 1939 - Relieved HMS Brazen escorting Destroyer Depot Ship HMS Woolwich
18th December 1939 - Arrived on the Clyde
1st February 1940 - Sailed Dover for Boulogne with Lord Gort, and came back d later that day carrying the Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Imperial General Staff and other staff members
4th February 1940 - Sailed from Dover with the Prime Minister, War Cabinet & Chief of Staff for Boulogne
4th February 1940 - Sailed Dover for Boulogne. and returned to Dover that evening
26th February 1940 - Sailed Dover for refitting at Chatham.
1st April 1940 - 19th Destroyer Flotilla 37th Division Captain D
1st April 1940 - Cdr. M. Richmond in Command
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Blackwall
1st June 1940 - Sunk
1st June 1940 - Cdr. M. Richard, RN in Command

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