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HMS Keith - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Keith

Name : HMS Keith
Laid Down : 1st October 1929
Launched : 10th July 1930
Completed : 20th March 1931
Type : Destroyer
Class : B
Builder : Vickers Armstrong
Country : UK
Pennants : D06, H06
Fate : Sunk 1st June 1940.

Flotilla Leader. Displacement: 1,400 tons Speed: 35kts Complement: 175. Armament: Four 4.7 inch guns, two 2 pdr anti-aircraft guns and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes.

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HMS Keith, 1931.


HMS Keith, July 1935.


HMS Keith pictured c.1930

Timeline Entries :


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 - Lt. Cmdr. M. W. Bailward in Command
29th April 1932 - Capt. G.C. Harrison Assumed Command
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
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
28th July 1933 - Arrived Korcula
1st August 1933 - Arrived Gruz
5th August 1933 - Arrived Kotor
26th October 1933 - Sailed Sheerness for Gibraltar and work up
26th October 1933 - Capt. G.C. Harrison Relinquished Command
26th October 1933 - Capt. F.H.G. Dalrymple-Hamilton Assumed Command
4th December 1933 - Sailed Gibralta for Malta
9th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for cruise
10th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for short winter cruise
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 Gulf of St. Tropez
24th April 1934 - Sailed St. Tropez for Malta
15th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
24th March 1936 - Capt. D.W. Boyd Assumed Command
8th October 1936 - Paid off at Chatham into reserve
13th August 1937 - Capt. V.H. Danckwerts in Command
13th August 1937 - In transit to Portsmouth for Commissioning
22nd October 1937 - Sailed Gibraltar
28th February 1940 - Searched unsuccessfully for a German submarine off St Govan Light Vessel.
2nd March 1940 - Arrived at Dover from Sheerness after repairs.
4th March 1940 - Sailed Dover to assist tanker Charles T. Meyer
7th March 1940 - Sailed Dover to escort Auxiliary Minelayer Hampton
13th March 1940 - Damaged in a grounding near South West Goodwin Buoy
15th March 1940 - Arrived Chatham for repairs
20th March 1940 - Completed repairs at Chatham
20th March 1940 - Arrived at Dover after repairs at Chatham.
21st March 1940 - Took the Chief of the General Staff (CIGS) from Boulogne to Dover
25th March 1940 - Brought the British Chief of the General Staff (CIGS) back from Boulogne.
1st April 1940 - 19th Destroyer Flotilla 37th Division Captain D
1st April 1940 - Capt. D.J.R. Simson in Command

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Last edited : 18:23, March 30, 2011
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