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

11.7.33

Built by Thorneycroft at Woolstone, Southampton

Laid down

 

17.4.34

 

Launched

9.11.34

 

Completed. Pennant number N71 (J71)

    Ship affiliated to Buckler's Hard

HMS Harrier Launching Ceremony programme HMS Harrier launching ceremony programme

Official Programme for the Naming Ceremony of HMS Harrier 17th April 1934

Source: ADM 1/9085

CLICK HERE for Annual Report on the Progress of Minesweeping 1936 
This report includes an account of HMS HARRIER's movements.

 

Source: ADM1/9566 (extracts)

CLICK HERE for Annual Report  of Minesweeping 1st November 1936 - 31st October 1937
This report includes an account of HMS HARRIER's movements.

HMS Harrier - Halcyon Class Minesweeper
HMS Harrier 1934
(www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk)

 Date of Arrival

Place

Date of Departure

Orders, Remarks etc

28.6.37

Belfast

5.7.37

 

7.7.37

Portland

12.7.37

 

17.7.37

Gibraltar

18.7.37

For patrol

19.7.37

Off Almeria

22.7.37

 

22.7.37

Gibraltar

24.7.37

 

24.7.37

Guadalquivir

27.7.37

 

27.7.37

Off Cadiz

30.7.37

 

30.7.37

Gibraltar

2.8.37

 

2.8.37

Almeria

5.8.37

 

5.8.37

Malaga

9.8.37

 

9.8.37

Gibraltar

14.8.37

 

16.8.37

Gibraltar

16.8.37

For UK

21.8.37

Sheerness

24.9.37

 

26.9.37

Portland

8.12.37

To be relieved in 1st MSF by Sharpshooter. HARRIER will be given Xmas leave at Chatham and whilst giving leave is to reduce to Reserve. On completion of leave her crew is to proceed to Devonport to man Sharpshooter.

9.12.37

Sheerness

20.6.39

 

1938

7.1.38

Sheerness

 

Taken in hand for refit 4/1

10.1.38

Sheerness

 

In hand also for rearming, completes mid-March

19.1.38

Sheerness

 

Recommissioned with a Reserve Crew for service in the R F Nore as tender to Cardiff. She will be temporarily at more than SN (Standard Notice) until completion of refit

11.2.38

Sheerness

 

Completes mid-April

21.2.38

Sheerness

 

Completes 9/4 ex trials

25.4.38

Sheerness

 

Complete ex trials dynamo repairs

9.6.38

Sheerness

 

Completes 2/7

12.6.38

Sheerness

 

Date of readiness for service Standard Notice (Reserve)

2.7.38

Sheerness

 

Completes 13/7

 

Sheerness

 

12/9 Owing to the international situation commissioned 12/9 and reduced to former status 29/10

12.9.38

Sheerness

 

Understand HARRIER will be completed with full active service crew. Propose when ready ship should leave Chatham in company with Skipjack, Halcyon and Speedwell carrying out trials on passage and proceed to Portland to shake down under administration of Captain F P & M.

15.9.38

Sheerness

 

Date of readiness pm 17/9

16.9.38

Sheerness

 

Shall carry out trials off Sheerness returning to Nore on completion as personnel is not present available 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.

24.9.38

Sheerness

 

Being kept at Sheerness at 48 hours notice for sea with special complement

HMS Harrier - Halcyon Class Minesweeper

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