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HMS Ilex - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Ilex

Name : HMS Ilex
Laid Down : 10th March 1936
Launched : 28th January 1937
Completed : 7th July 1937
Type : Destroyer
Class : I
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Pennants : D61, I61
Fate : Scrapped 1948.

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HMS Ilex


HMS Ilex

Timeline Entries :


28th January 1937 - Launched
28th January 1937 - Pennant D61
9th July 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
21st July 1937 - Arrived Portland
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
3rd August 1937 - Arrived Malta
January 1938 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean Fleet
1st January 1938 - Lt.Cdr. Philip Lionel Saumarez, RN in Command
7th April 1938 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th April 1938 - Sailed Gibraltar
29th July 1938 - Arrived Abbazia
13th September 1938 - Arrived Gandia
10th January 1939 - Sailed Malta for Gominirri
16th January 1939 - Arrived Gulf of Arta
23rd January 1939 - Sailed Gulf of Arta for Platea
25th January 1939 - Sailed Platea for Malta
29th July 1939 - Arrived Haifa
2nd September 1939 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Division 5, Mediterranean Fleet
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Alexandria for patrol off Crete
4th September 1939 - Arrived Malta
5th September 1939 - Sailed Malta for the North Atlantic Command based at Gibraltar
7th September 1939 - Despatched to Western Approaches Command
1st October 1939 - Escorted OA.12G to Gibraltar
3rd October 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.12G
9th October 1939 - Sailed Liverpool escorting Convoy OB.17
12th October 1939 - Detached from Convoy OB.17
13th October 1939 - Escorting Liverpool-out convoy OB17
13th October 1939 - Sank U-42 Southwest of Ireland
13th October 1939 - Encountered U.48 on the surface 400 miles west of Land's End and drove her down but without inflicting any damage.
13th October 1939 - Attacked and sunk U-42 290 miles SW of Fastnet
15th October 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
15th October 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
31st October 1939 - Joined new 22nd Destroyer Flotilla at Harwich
31st October 1939 - Joined the 22nd Flotilla at Harwich
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Harwich for Plymouth
3rd November 1939 - Arrived Plymouth and sailed the same day for Gibraltar to escort battleship Warspite
3rd November 1939 - Arrived at Gibraltar for escort duties with battleship Warspite
5th November 1939 - Released from the 22nd Flotilla at Harwich. Rejoined the 3rd Flotilla operating with the Home Fleet
6th November 1939 - Relieved Diana from escorting HMS Warspite
6th November 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
6th November 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar escorting HMS Warspite
11th November 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
14th November 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
14th November 1939 - Arrived Halifax
18th November 1939 - Commenced boiler cleaning at Rosyth
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 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HM.3
30th November 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.3
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 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HM.3
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
5th December 1939 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.4
8th December 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.4
8th December 1939 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.4
12th December 1939 - Arrived on the Clyde
12th December 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde
12th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to sweep ahead of Canadian troop convoy TC.1 as it approached the British Isles
17th December 1939 - Arrived Greenock
22nd December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde to cover Convoy TC.2
24th December 1939 - In the Clyde
26th December 1939 - Refuelling at Scapa Flow
29th December 1939 - Refuelling at Scapa Flow then joined HMS Hood
1st January 1940 - Sailed the Clyde for Liverpool for periodic docking
29th January 1940 - Repairs completed, Sailed Liverpool for Rosyth.
2nd February 1940 - Sailed Liverpool for Rosyth after refitting.
5th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.10
8th February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.10
8th February 1940 - Sailed Bergen escortong Convoy HN.10
13th February 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.12
16th February 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.12
19th February 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth.
20th February 1940 - Damaged at Rosyth while berthing alongside HMS Sikh
27th February 1940 - Searched for U.23 off Duncansby Head
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Rosyth
3rd March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.17
7th March 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.17
7th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.17
10th March 1940 - Arrived Methil with Convoy HN.17
11th March 1940 - Repairs completed at Rosyth
11th March 1940 - Sailed Methil escortin Convoy ON.19
12th March 1940 - Searched for submarine reported by aircraft east of South Ronaldsay
12th March 1940 - Submarine hunting in Moray Firth after a report by a British aircraft
13th March 1940 - Detached Convoy ON.19 for Scapa Flow
14th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.19
17th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for anti-submarine striking duties in the Maray Firth
18th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - Joined Home Fleet from Anti-Submarine Striking Force
19th March 1940 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - Covered Convoys HN.20 and ON.21 and Operation DU Activities
22nd March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe for refuelling
23rd March 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe
1st April 1940 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, 5th Division
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. P.L. Saumarez in Command
19th April 1940 - Involved in the Battle of Cape Spada (North-Western Crete).
7th September 1940 - Battle Of Punto Stilo, Italy
7th September 1940 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla
27th March 1941 - Participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan
7th September 1942 - At Charleston, USA
1948 - Broken up

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