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HMS Halcyon - Halcyon Class Minesweepers
HMS Halcyon

Date of Arrival

Place

Date of Departure

Remarks, Signals etc

27.3.33

 Clydebank

 

Laid down - builder J Brown, Clydebank

20.12.33

 

 

Launched

18.3.34

 

 

Commissioned. Pennant Number N42 (J42)

 1936

Source: ADM 1/9085

CLICK HERE to read the Annual Report on the Progress of Minesweeping 1936 which includes an account of HALCYON's activities.
 

1937

Source: ADM1/9566 (selective extracts)

CLICK HERE to read the Annual Report on the Progress of Minesweeping 1st November 1936 - 31st October 1937 which includes an account of HALCYON's activities.
 

 

 

 

..to complete ship to complement necessary for her to proceed to Portland. Being brought forward for trials which will be carried out from Sheerness. Notice of readiness for sea will be promulgated 48 hours at present.

 

 

 

Owing to the International situation commissioned 15th September and reduced to former status 29th Oct.

26.9.38

 

 

Defects made good and basin trials satisfactory. Being kept at 48 hours notice for sea with special complement.

6.12.38

Chatham

 

Taken in hand for making good defects to securing arrangements of fairleads for minesweeping. Completes 15/12. Work in hand will prevent ship sailing at 24 hours notice. Date of delivery 12/12 Ready for service 29/12

HMS Halcyon May 1937
HMS Halcyon May 1937 (www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk)

     

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