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HMS Icarus - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Icarus

Name : HMS Icarus
Laid Down : 9th March 1936
Launched : 26th November 1936
Completed : 1st May 1937
Type : Destroyer
Class : I
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Pennants : D03, I03
Fate : Scrapped 29th October 1946.

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HMS Icarus, May 1937.

Timeline Entries :


26th November 1936 - Launched
26th November 1936 - Pennant D03
3rd May 1937 - Lt. Cdr. Colin Douglas Maud, RN In Command
22nd July 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth for Portland
24th July 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
6th August 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
11th August 1937 - Sailed Portland for Portsmouth
14th August 1937 - Sailed Portland for the Mediterranean to join the 3rd Flotilla
14th August 1937 - Lt. Cdr. C.D. Maud in Command
17th August 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
21st August 1937 - Arrived Malta
January 1938 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean Fleet
3rd April 1938 - Sailed Marseilles for Palma
4th April 1938 - Arrived and Sailed Palma for Marseilles
8th April 1938 - Arrived Toulon
11th April 1938 - Sailed Marseilles for Palma
29th July 1938 - Arrived Triester
21st March 1939 - Sailed Spain
23rd March 1939 - Arrived Malta
1st September 1939 - Escorted to Alexandria by destroyer Intrepid
1st September 1939 - Damaged in collision with Greek steamer Michalis off Alexandria
2nd September 1939 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Division 6, Mediterranean Fleet
10th September 1939 - Sailed to Malta for repairs
6th October 1939 - Sailed Malta after completing her collision repairs
8th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
8th October 1939 - Repairs at Malta completed
11th October 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
13th October 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
14th October 1939 - Sank U-45
14th October 1939 - Assisted in Sinking U.45 south of Ireland
14th October 1939 - Escorting Kingston on Jamaica/UK convoy KJ3
16th October 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact in 49.42N, 9.59E
19th October 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe for duty with the Home Fleet
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe to cover the movement of Convoy NV.1
31st October 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe for Convoy Cover
3rd November 1939 - Sailed Kirkwall
7th November 1939 - Detached for refuelling at Kirkwall
11th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow on anti-submarine patrol and returned the next day
15th November 1939 - Joined Convoy HN.2. Detached same sam day for boilerclean at Rosyth
18th November 1939 - Commenced boiler cleaning at Rosyth
21st November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to search off Fiora for the submarine thought responsible for Belfast mining
24th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to investigate a submarine report six miles 320° from Rattray Head, and returned to Scapa Flow the next day
25th November 1939 - Hunted for a submarine after a merchant ship reported being attacked 20 miles SE of Aberdeen
26th November 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.3
30th November 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.3
30th November 1939 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HM.3
1st December 1939 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla
1st December 1939 - Searched for missing steamers off Dundee in the Firth of Tay
3rd December 1939 - Carried out an anti-submarine sweep on their way back to Rosyth
4th December 1939 - Sunk U-35 east of the Shetland Islands
4th December 1939 - Searched for a submarine in the Firth of Forth
4th December 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to search for a suspected submarine in the Firth of Forth
4th December 1939 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HM.3
5th December 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.4
8th December 1939 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.4
8th December 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.4
12th December 1939 - Arrived on the Clyde
13th December 1939 - Sailed Greenock
14th December 1939 - Formed 20th Destroyer Flotilla
16th December 1939 - Picked up survivors from Glitrefjell
17th December 1939 - Arrived Greenock
19th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to Cover Convoys HN.5 and NV.2
25th December 1939 - Arrived at Sullom Voe for refuelling
28th December 1939 - Arrived Liverpool escorting HMS Barham
29th December 1939 - Attacked a submarine contact near HMS Barham
31st December 1939 - Sailed Liverpool escorting HMS Rodney
4th January 1940 - Sailed Greenock on patrol
15th January 1940 - Sailed the Clyde
19th January 1940 - Joined Convoy HN.8
22nd January 1940 - Arrived at Loch Ewe for refuelling.
22nd January 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.8
23rd January 1940 - Attacked a submatine west of Lundy Island
24th January 1940 - Arrived at Portsmouth.
22nd February 1940 - Transferred from the 3rd to the 20th Destroyer Flotilla.
3rd March 1940 - Laid mines in Operation IE-1 in the channels through the German mine fields in the Heligoland Bight
3rd March 1940 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla
3rd March 1940 - Arrived Humber after Operation 1E-1 was cancelled
7th March 1940 - Sailed the Humber for Invergordon
9th March 1940 - Arrived Invergordon
11th March 1940 - Sailed Invergordon for minelaying mission PA 3 off Kinnaird Head in Moray Firth
14th March 1940 - Arrived the Humber
17th March 1940 - Sailed the Humber for Invergordon
19th March 1940 - Arrived Invergordon
20th March 1940 - Sailed Invergordon on minelaying mission PA 4 in the Moray Firth
21st March 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
21st March 1940 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla
21st March 1940 - Patrolling in the Moray Firth
22nd March 1940 - Patrolling in the Moray Firth
24th March 1940 - Moray Firth Patrol
24th March 1940 - Patrolled the approaches to Stromsay Firth
25th March 1940 - Moray Firth for patrol
25th March 1940 - A/S Submarine work between Scapa Flow and Sullom Voe
1st April 1940 - 20th Destroyer Flotilla, 40th Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. C.D. Maud in Command
13th April 1940 - Second Battle of Narvik
1st March 1942 - Escort for Russian Convoy PQ 12 and return QP 08 to Iceland
27th October 1942 - Lt.Cdr. Eric Norman Walmsley, DSC, RN In Command
31st May 1943 - Lt.Cdr. Richard Dyer, RN In Command
11th December 1944 - Lt.Cdr. David Drummond Bone, RN In Command
June 1945 - Cdr. (retired) Michael Wentworth Ewart-Wentworth, RN In Command
1946 - Broken up

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