Halcyon Class Minesweepers HMS Skipjack 1939
 
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HMS Skipjack - Halcyon Class Minesweeper
HMS Skipjack

Date of Arrival

Place

Date of Departure

Orders, Remarks etc

28.4.39

Chatham

 

From A S Chatham: Taken in hand for docking and coating bottom, completes 1/5

20.6.39

Harwich

22.6.39

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

22.6.39

Harwich

16.7.39

13/7 Arrived at position 054˚ 06 N 001˚ 03 E at 0853

16.7.39

Sheerness

24.7.39

17/7 Taken in hand at Sheerness for repairs, completes 22/7 approx. At 24 hours notice.
20/7 Completes 25/7 for exercises with Home Fleet
24/7 Completed

24.7.39

Harwich

8.8.39

 

12.8.39

Sheerness

14.8.39

 

14.8.39

Dover

23.8.39

 

24.8.39

Sheerness

25.8.39

 

26.8.39

Dover

7.10.39

 

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.

7.10.39

Sheerness

16.10.39

9/10 Taken in hand for docking and defects, completes 16/10

17.10.39

Dover

19.10.39

 

19.10.39

Harwich

20.10.39

 

21.10.39

Grimsby

24.10.39

 

25.10.39

Grimsby

27.10.39

 

28.10.39

Grimsby

?

 

6.11.39

Harwich

9.11.39

 

14.11.39

Leading Stoker John Davison C/KX 75304 died, age 33 (Buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery Section 116, Row I, Grave 2).

17.11.39

Harwich

20.11.39

18/11 From C in C Nore: SKIPJACK is to remain at Harwich keeping steam at short notice

23.11.39

Harwich

28.11.39

 

28.11.39

Harwich

29.11.39

 

29.11.39

Dover

?

28/12 SKIPJACK is to proceed Humber
30/12 From V A Dover: Intend sailing SKIPJACK to arrive Humber 1.1.40

HMS Skipjack - Halcyon Class Minesweeper

     

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