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HMS Hereward - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Hereward

Name : HMS Hereward
Laid Down : 28th February 1935
Launched : 10th March 1936
Completed : 9th December 1936
Type : Destroyer
Class : H
Builder : Vickers
Country : UK
Pennants : H93
Fate : Sunk 29th May 1941.

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HMS Hereward, May 1937.

Timeline Entries :


27th October 1934 - Arrived Rosyth
18th January 1935 - Arrived Arosa Bay
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
10th March 1936 - Launched
10th March 1936 - Pennant
9th December 1936 - 1936 - Destroyer HMS Hereward commissioned
4th March 1937 - Arrived and sailed Alicante
21st May 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth for Gibraltar
14th June 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
17th August 1937 - Arrived Almeria
January 1938 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean Fleet
10th March 1938 - Sailed Skyros
12th March 1938 - Sailed Stavros
14th March 1938 - Arrived Malta
11th April 1938 - Arrived and sailed Palma
22nd July 1938 - Lt.Cdr. Charles Woollven Greening, RN In Command
22nd November 1938 - Arrived Gandia
31st March 1939 - Arrived Sorento
May 1939 - Completed refit at Portsmouth
13th May 1939 - Sailed Haifa for Alexandria
2nd August 1939 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean
2nd August 1939 - Recommissioned for service in the Mediterranean
4th August 1939 - Sailed UK for the Mediterranean
4th August 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth for Gibraltar
7th August 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
8th August 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
11th August 1939 - Arrived at Malta to return to the Mediterranean Fleet
2nd September 1939 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Division 3, Mediterranean Fleet
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Malta for Alexandria
2nd October 1939 - Sailed Malta
5th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for duty with the South Atlantic Command at Freetown
11th October 1939 - Arrived Freetown escorting Athlone Castle
23rd November 1939 - Force F. For escort duties
23rd November 1939 - At Trinidad
20th January 1940 - Sailed Bermuda for Halifax
24th January 1940 - Sailed Bermuda for Halifax
26th January 1940 - Arrived Halifax
27th January 1940 - Damaged by heavy weather, and repaired at Halifax
31st January 1940 - At Halifax under repair
16th February 1940 - Sailed Halifax escorting Convoy HX.20
20th February 1940 - Detached Convoy HX.20 and returned to Halifax
28th February 1940 - Sailed Halifax for Portsmouth
28th February 1940 - Damaged repaired at Halifax. Sailed for England.
11th March 1940 - Arrived Portsmouth for refitting
1st April 1940 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, 3rd Division
1st April 1940 - Repairing at Portsmouth
1st April 1940 - Lt. Cdr. C.W. Greening in Command
12th April 1940 - Completed refitting at Portsmouth
7th September 1940 - Battle Of Punto Stilo, Italy
7th September 1940 - 14th Destroyer Flotilla
27th November 1940 - Force D
27th November 1940 - Battle Of Cape Spartivento, Sardinia
14th December 1940 - Sank Italian submarine Naiade off Bardia
1st February 1941 - Lt. William James Munn, RN In Command
27th March 1941 - Participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan
29th May 1941 - Sunk

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Last edited : 18:50, March 26, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 12:30, December 9, 2010
By : kc


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