1 9 3 9
September Deployed for training duties at Portsmouth
to Modified for
December On completion deployed for convoy
1 9 4 0
January Modified for convoy defence
February Deployed at Scapa Flow on completion.
28th Escorted ships of 1st Minelaying Squadron during minelay in
heavy weather conditions and returned to base.
March Deployed in NW Approaches
for convoy escort.
July Transferred to 2nd
ships in Group were HM Destroyers DOUGLAS, VETERAN
Group deployment in continuation.
September Transferred with Group for escort
of mid Atlantic convoys
based in Iceland
11th Deployed with Group from Iceland in support of Convoy SC42
convoy defence in continuation with Group.
1 9 4 1
January Atlantic convoy defence with
Group in continuation.
February Nominated for escort during
28th Detached for escort of HM Auxiliary Minelayers MENESTHEUS, PORT
SOUTHERN PRINCE and AGAMEMNON during minelay in Northern Barrage.
Forced to leave
due to extreme weather conditions and returned to base.
Atlantic convoy defence with Group
April Atlantic convoy escort
September Part of escort for Convoys HX147,
SC45 and ON18.
with Group for escort of convoys ON25, HX154 in NW Approaches
24th Sustained structural damage including
loss of after funnel in heavy
Taken in hand for repair.
completion of repair resumed Atlantic convoy defence with Group
1 9 4 2
January Transferred for deployment as
Local Escort in Home waters
October Deployed with HM Cruiser
CURACOA, HM Destroyers BRAMHAM
and COWDRAY for convoy defence in NW Approaches
2nd Assisted in rescue of survivors from
HMS CURACOA after that ship
had sunk in collision with rms
Part of escort with Group for convoys ONS25 and HX 154.
30th Deployed with HM Destroyer SARDONYX as
mercantiles on passage from Liverpool to join military convoy
Escort deployment in continuation.
1 9 4 3
for Local Escort of convoys in coastal waters.
16th Deployed as part of Local Escort for
joint military convoy
WS28/KMF11 for first part of passage
in coastal waters and
returned to Clyde
convoy defence in continuation,
22nd Deployed with HM Destroyers MIDDLETON and
SALADIN as Local Escort
for Russian Convoy JW54B during passage from Loch Ewe.
25th Detached from JW54B on arrival of Ocean
Escort and returned to Loch Ewe.
5th Joined inward Convoy RA54B in NW
Approaches for Local Escort with HM
Destroyers BRISSENDEN, MIDDLETON and SALADIN.
9th Detached from
RA54B on arrival at Loch Ewe.
1 9 4 4
Escort deployment in Home waters
(Note: This ship was not deployed for escort of military
allied landings in Normandy
NEPTUNE see Naval Staff History.)
9 4 5
waters deployment for coastal convoy defence in continuation.
to April (Note: Increase in attacks on coastal convoys by SCHNORKEL fitted
had resulted in an increase in modern escorts more
suited to anti-submarine operations and fitted with improved
from service and placed in Reserve
to August (Note: Serious manning problems required transfer of personnel to
new construction warships to be used in Pacific or Indian