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HMS Bramble 12th July 1938 

HMS Bramble 12th July 1938
Source: National Maritime Museum N4154

Date of Arrival

Place

Date of Departure

Orders, Remarks etc

 

 

 

Ordered on 11th August 1937
Controllers list 7/9: To be built under 1937 New Construction Programme at Devonport

D of D 22/11: Laid down 22.11.37

Anticipated completion date: Feb 39

1938

 

 

 

12.7.38

Devonport

 

Launched

 

 

 

18/7 Completion date under review

 

 

 

15/8 Completes end May 39 approx

      Ship adopted by Aireborough, Yorkshire

 

 

 

Will join 1st MSF as ship of SO 1st MSF, relieving Niger

1939

 

 

 

 14.4.39

 

 

Commissioned on 14/4 with a Devonport crew and paid off into dockyard control 22/4

 

 

 

Acceptance trial 15/6

 

 

 

Revised acceptance trial 22/6

 

 

 

Sea trial of Bow Defence Gear 23/6

 

 

 

Commissions on 20/6. To join 1st MSF as private ship. To be Senior Officer's ship at a later date

      CLICK HERE TO SEE SHIP'S LOG FOR JUNE 1939

22.6.39

Plymouth

29.7.39

Commissioned for trials at Plymouth on 20.6 with a Devonport crew to relieve Niger in the 1st MSF.

On completion of trials and storing took passage to Portland to join BRITOMART, HAZARD, HEBE, SEAGULL, SHARPSHOOTER and SPEEDY in 1st Minesweeping Flotilla.

Sails for Liverpool on completion of leave to relieve Hebe on salvage operation of Thetis. SO 1st MSF will transfer from Hebe to BRAMBLE at Liverpool.

Source: Naval-History.Net G B Mason

      CLICK HERE TO SEE SHIP'S LOG FOR JULY 1939

31.7.39

Liverpool

2.8.39

 

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4.8.39

Portland

22.8.39

Carried out minesweeping trial in Lyme Bay with ships of Flotilla. (Note : This field had been specially laid to establish minesweeping capabilities. 50 mines were swept.)

Took passage to War Station with Flotilla at Scapa Flow.

Source: Naval-History.Net G B Mason

24.8.39

Scapa

15.9.39

Deployed with Flotilla for minesweeping operations to ensure clear passage for Home Fleet ships in and out of Fleet anchorage.              Source: Naval-History.Net G B Mason

      CLICK HERE TO SEE SHIP'S LOG FOR SEPTEMBER 1939

19.9.39

Scapa

1.10.39

 

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2.10.39

Scapa

5.10.39

 

6.10.39

Invergordon

7.10.39

 

7.10.39

Scapa

7.10.39

 

19.10.39

Scapa

25.10.39

 

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Scapa

27.10.39

 

29.10.39

Clyde

3.11.39

Transferred to Clyde and cleared British deep anti-submarine mine field off  Gourock.  (Note : Home Fleet units were moved to Clyde area after the sinking of HM Battleship ROYAL OAK at anchor in Scapa Flow by a torpedo from U47 which penetrated the anchorage.)                        Source: Naval-History.Net G B Mason

4.11.39

Scapa

6.11.39

 

7.11.39

Rosyth

11.11.39

 

13.11.39

Clyde

6.3.40

CLICK HERE to see report on sweeping in Clyde

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