Halcyon Class Minesweepers HMS Halcyon 1939
 
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HMS Halcyon - Halcyon Class Minesweepers
HMS Halcyon
(www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk)

Date of Arrival

Place

Date of Departure

Remarks, Orders etc

1.5.39

Chatham

 

Taken in hand for docking for cleaning and coating bottom, completes 9/5

20.6.39

Harwich

22.6.39

 

22.6.39

Harwich

 

Commissioned with R.F.R (D) crew on 15/6 for service in the 5th MSF under administration of the C in C Nore.

13.7.39

Sheerness

24.7.39

Taken in hand 15/7 for repairs. Completes 22/7 approx. At 24 hours notice.

24.7.39

Harwich

8.8.39

For exercises with Home Fleet

12.8.39

Sheerness

14.8.39

 

14.8.39

Dover

23.8.39

 

24.8.39

Sheerness

27.8.39

5th Minesweeping Flotilla

27.8.39

Harwich

28.8.39

 

29.8.39

Harwich

30.8.39

 

30.8.39

Nore

30.8.39

 

31.8.39

Harwich

1.9.39

 

 

 

 

13/9 From Valorous - HALCYON is standing by Weston (aground on Shipwash)

13/9 From C in C Nore Stand by Wallace off Yarmouth until she enters harbour and then return to Harwich (Wallace has been in collision with merchant ship).

13.9.39

Harwich

15.9.39

 

16.9.39

Harwich

17.9.39

 

17.9.39

Harwich

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From C in C Nore HALCYON is to proceed to Dover arriving there by 1600 today Thursday 21/9. She will be required at Dover for 2 or 3 days.

20.9.39

Harrier and Skipjack sank two floating mines near the South Godwin Light Vessel. Later that day Harrier took on board 39 survivors of the torpedoed sloop Kittiwake. A few days later Harrier, HALCYON, Speedwell, Skipjack, Salamander and Hussar commenced sweeping across the channel towards Calais.

21.9.39

Dover

19.10.39

 

19.10.39

Harwich

20.10.39

 

21.10.39

Grimsby

23.10.39

 

24.10.39

Sheerness

22.11.39

 

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Sheerness

25.11.39

25/10: Taken in hand for docking and repairs to boilers and defects 25/10.

26/10: Time required to complete A/S apparatus is 4 days.

12/11: Date for completion 15/11 subject to complete delivery of A/S gear.

16/11: HALCYON revised date for completion 21/11 consequent upon fitting depth charge throwers.

25.11.39

Humber

 

13/12: From S.O. 5th MSF HALCYON is to refit at Tyne timing arrival so as to enter S. Eastern approach to Channel at daylight 15/12

In hand at N Shields 27/12

H M S Halcyon

     

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