Allied Warships

HMS Dauntless (D 45)

Light cruiser of the D class


HMS Dauntless during the war

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassD 
PennantD 45 
Built byPalmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd (Jarrow-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
OrderedSep 1916 
Laid down3 Jan 1917 
Launched10 Apr 1918 
Commissioned26 Nov 1918 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 13 February 1946. In April 1946 Dauntless was broken up for scrap at T.W. Ward, Inverkeithing.

 

Commands listed for HMS Dauntless (D 45)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. George Dunbar Moore, RAN30 Jun 193931 Jul 1941
2A/Capt. John Graham Hewitt, DSO, RN31 Jul 194117 Oct 1942
3Cdr. (retired) Nathaniel Greer Leeper, RN17 Oct 194223 Nov 1942
4Capt. Newton James Wallop William-Powlett, DSC, RN23 Nov 19421 Aug 1943
5Lt.Cdr. Edwin Peter Fitzmaurice Atkinson, RN1 Aug 19432 Oct 1943
6Cdr. David Charles Kinloch, DSO, RN2 Oct 194331 Mar 1945
7Cdr. Philip Frederick Powlett, DSO, DSC, RN31 Mar 1945ca.early46

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The page for this light cruiser was last update in October 2021.

25 Aug 1939
Around 1430/25, the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Portsmouth. At sea she joined the passenger/cargo ship Dunera (11162 GRT, built 1937) to escort her to Gibraltar.

Around 2000/25, the light cruiser HMS Colombo (Capt. R.J.R. Scott, RN) departed Plymouth to join HMS Dauntless and Dunera which she did around 2315/25.

Around 1800/26, they were joined by the heavy cruiser HMS Exeter (Capt. F.S. Bell, RN, flying the flag of Commodore H.H. Harwood, OBE, RN) which remained with HMS Dauntless, HMS Colombo and the Dunera until around 1330/28.

HMS Dauntless, HMS Colombo and the Dunera arrived at Gibraltar around 0630/29. (1)

31 Aug 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery and torpedo firing exercises off Gibraltar. (2)

2 Sep 1939

Convoy AB 1/1.

This convoy departed Gibraltar on 2 September 1939 and arrived at Capetown on 29 September 1939.

The convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; British Ardour (British (tanker), 7124 GRT, built 1928), British Loyalty (British (tanker), 6993 GRT, built 1928), British Motorist (British (tanker), 6891 GRT, built 1924), British Princess (British (tanker), 7019 GRT, built 1917), British Progress (British (tanker), 4581 GRT, built 1927), City of Hereford (British, 5101 GRT, built 1927), City of Shanghai (British, 5828 GRT, built 1917) and Rowanbank (British, 5159 GRT, built 1919).

On departure from Gibraltar the convoy was escorted by the light cruisers HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) and HMS Despatch (Commodore 2nd cl. A. Poland, RN). Shortly after sailing four destroyers joined for A/S escort. These were HMS Douglas ( Cdr. R.F.B. Swinley, RN), HMS Watchman (Cdr.(Retd.) V. Hammersley-Heenan, RN), HMS Wishart (Cdr. E.T. Cooper, RN), HMS Wrestler (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, RN) and they remained with the convoy until 0800/3.

At 1300/11, HMS Dauntless parted company with the convoy and proceeded to Freetown where she arrived around 1100/13.

At 0830/13, HMS Despatch turned over the convoy to HMS Durban (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, RN) which had departed Freetown around 1900/12 to join the convoy. HMS Despatch arrived at Freetown around 0615/14.

At 1045/29, the convoy was dispersed near Capetown after which most of the ships proceeded into Capetown harbour. HMS Durban arrived at Simonstown around 1700/29. (3)

14 Sep 1939

Convoy SL 1.

This convoy departed Freetown 14 September 1939 and arrived in UK waters on 1 October 1939.

This convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Barrister (British, 6348 GRT, built 1939), Cliftonhall (British, 5063 GRT, built 1938), Ettrickbank (British, 5138 GRT, built 1937), Henry Stanley (British, 5026 GRT, built 1929), Jose de Larringa (British, 5303 GRT, built 1920), Luciston (British, 5017 GRT, built 1924), Peebles (British, 4982 GRT, built 1936) and Scientist (British, 6198 GRT, built 1938).

On departure from Freetown (around 1600/14), the convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN).

At 0715/21, HMS Dauntless was relieved by the light cruiser HMS Capetown (Capt. T.H. Back, RN) which had departed Gibraltar around 1630/17. HMS Dauntless then returned to Freetown arriving there around 0700/25.

HMS Capetown parted company with the convoy at 1735/24. She returned to Gibraltar around 0715/27.

Part of the convoy arrived at Liverpool on 1 October 1939. (4)

28 Sep 1939

Convoy SL 3.

This convoy departed Freetown on 28 September 1939 and arrived in UK waters on 15 October 1939.

This convoy was made up the following merchant vessels; Anglo-Saxon (British, 5596 GRT, built 1929), Badjestan (British, 5573 GRT, built 1928), Bradburn (British, 4736 GRT, built 1930), City of Venice (British, 8762 GRT, built 1924), Clan Alpine (British, 5442 GRT, built 1918), Corinaldo (British, 7131 GRT, built 1921), Cromarty (British, 4974 GRT, built 1936), Dunster Grange (British, 9494 GRT, built 1928), Hollinside (British, 4172 GRT, built 1930), Ionic Star (British, 5602 GRT, built 1917), King James (British, 5122 GRT, built 1925, Kumasian (British, 4992 GRT, built 1930), Mabriton (British, 6694 GRT, built 1920), Macgegor Laird (British, 4992 GRT, built 1930), Margot (British, 4545 GRT, built 1926), Penhale (British, 4071 GRT, built 1924), Richard de Larrinaga (British, 5358 GRT, built 1929), River Afton (British, 5479 GRT, built 1935), Sambre (British, 5260 GRT, built 1919), Temple Pier (British, 4312 GRT, built 1928), Tresillian (British, 4743 GRT, built 1925), Ulysses (British, 14647 GRT, built 1913) and Westmoor (British, 4359 GRT, built 1924).

On departure from Freetown, around 1800/28, the convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN). She parted company with the convoy at 1817/7 and proceeded to Gibraltar where she arrived around 0700/10.

The bulk of the convoy arrived in UK waters on 15 October 1939. (5)

10 Oct 1939
Around 1745/10, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), departed Gibraltar for Malta where she arrived around 0800/13.

HMS Dauntless is to join the China Station to enable more modern cruisers to be withdrawn from that Station. (6)

13 Oct 1939
Around 1715/13, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), departed Malta for Port Said where she arrived around 0800/16. (6)

16 Oct 1939
Around 1230/16, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), departed Port Said for Aden where she arrived around 0830/20. (6)

20 Oct 1939
Around 1400/20, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), departed Aden for Colombo where she arrived around 1145/26.

She was ordered to examine the Cargados, Carajos and Chagos Island groups en-route for German activity. (6)

28 Oct 1939
Around 0840/28, HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN), HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) and HMS Durban (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, RN), departed Colombo for Singapore where they arrived around 0830/1. (7)

2 Nov 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for a patrol in the Sunda Straits. (8)

4 Nov 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) relieved HMS Birmingham (Capt. E.J.P. Brind, RN) on the Sunda Strait patrol. (9)

10 Nov 1939
Around 0615/10 the British light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is relieved on the Sunda Strait patrol by the French heavy cruiser Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard). HMS Dauntless then set course to return to Singapore where she arrived around 0900/12. (10)

17 Nov 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery exercises in Johore Strait. (10)

19 Nov 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for a patrol in the Sunda Strait. (10)

21 Nov 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived in the Sunda Strait. Here she spoke the Dutch destroyer HrMs Van Nes (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Bax) which is on neutrality patrol. (10)

24 Nov 1939
While on patrol in the Sunda Strait, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), conducted gunnery exercises. (10)

26 Nov 1939
Around 1030/26, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) made rendezvous in the Sunda Strait with the French sloop Amiral Charner (Cdr. F.M. Faye) which was to relieve her on the Sunda Straits patrol. HMS Dauntless then departed for Singapore arriving these around 0900/28. (10)

4 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery and torpedo firing exercises off Singapore. (11)

5 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is docked in the floating dock at Singapore. (11)

6 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is undocked. (11)

7 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for a patrol around Borneo. (11)

9 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Miri, Sarawak. (11)

10 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Miri for Labuan. She shifted to Jesselton (now called Kota Kinabalu) later on the same day. (11)

11 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Labuan. (11)

13 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Jesselton for patrol. She made a short stop at Kudat in the afternoon before continuing her patrol. (11)

14 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Sandakan. (11)

16 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Sandakan for Si Amil Island. (11)

17 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) made a shoty stop at Si Amil Island before she departed for Singapore via the Makassar Strait. (11)

23 Dec 1939
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) returned to Singapore from patrol. (11)

8 Jan 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for a patrol around Sumatra. (12)

17 Jan 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) returned to Singapore from patrol. (13)

22 Jan 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for a patrol off northern Sumatra. (13)

26 Jan 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) anchored off Langkawi. (13)

27 Jan 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) proceeded from Langkawi to Penang. (13)

6 Feb 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises off Penang. (14)

8 Feb 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery and torpedo firing exercises off Penang. (14)

9 Feb 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery exercises off Penang. (14)

10 Feb 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Penang for Singapore. (14)

11 Feb 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore. (14)

22 Feb 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) and HMS Durban (Capt. L.S. Saunders, RN) both conducted exercises off Singapore. (15)

23 Feb 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) and HMS Durban (Capt. L.S. Saunders, RN) both conducted exercises off Singapore. (15)

2 Mar 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for Saigon. (16)

4 Mar 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) made rendezvous with the river gunboats Cockchafter (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Agnew, RN) and HMS Gnat (Lt.Cdr. S.R.H. Davenport, RN) to escort them to Singapore. (16)

6 Mar 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), Cockchafter (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Agnew, RN) and HMS Gnat (Lt.Cdr. S.R.H. Davenport, RN) arrived at Singapore. (16)

9 Mar 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore to patrol in the Sunda Strait. (16)

11 Mar 1940
The British light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) relieved the French sloop Amiral Charner (Cdr. F.M. Faye) on patrol in the Sunda Strait. (17)

15 Mar 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) ended her patrol in the Sunda Strait to return to Singapore. (16)

18 Mar 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore from patrol.

She returned from patrol with problems with her condensers which needed retubing. (16)

19 Mar 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for Saigon. (16)

21 Mar 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Saigon. (16)

23 Mar 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Saigon to return to Singapore. (16)

25 Mar 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore. She departed Singapore for a patrol to the north of Batavia, Java, Netherlands East Indies and off the eastern entrance to the Sunda Strait to monitor German merchant vessels that were reported ready to leave for Germany. (16)

4 Apr 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore from patrol. (18)

6 Apr 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore. She retuned the following day. (18)

9 Apr 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for Hong Kong. (18)

12 Apr 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Hong Kong where she is to undergo repairs to her condensers. (18)

27 May 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is docked at Hongkong. (19)

31 May 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is undocked. (20)

3 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted full power trials off Hongkong. (21)

6 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted exercises with aircraft and MTB's off Hong Kong. (21)

7 Jun 1940
During the night of 7/8 June 1940, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), HMS Scout (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Holmes, RN), HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN) and HMS Thracian (Lt.Cdr. H.G.D. de Chair, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong. (21)

10 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), HMS Scout (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Holmes, RN), HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN), HMS Thracian (Lt.Cdr. H.G.D. de Chair, RN) and MTB's all conducted exercises off Hong Kong. (21)

12 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery exercises off Hong Kong.

In the evening she conducted a night encounter execises with HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN). (21)

14 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong. (21)

17 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Hong Kong for Saigon. (21)

20 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Saigon. (21)

22 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Saigon for Singapore. (21)

24 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore.

She departed for Penang later the same day. (21)

26 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Penang. (21)

30 Jun 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Penang to patrol in the northern entrance to the Strait of Malakka. (21)

4 Jul 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is ordered to return to Singapore. (22)

6 Jul 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore from patrol. (23)

9 Jul 1940
HMS Danae (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) and HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) both conducted exercises off Singapore. (24)

10 Jul 1940
HMS Danae (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) and HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr. R. Alexander, RN), HMS Grasshopper (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Aldworth, RN) and HMS Regent (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Browne, RN) all conducted exercises off Singapore. (25)

15 Jul 1940
HMS Danae (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) and HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) and HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr. R. Alexander, RN) all conducted exercises (with each other) off Singapore. (24)

24 Jul 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore to patrol off Sabang / northern entrance to the Strait of Malakka. (26)

26 Jul 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Penang. (26)

27 Jul 1940
The British transports Alipore (British, 5273 GRT, built 1920), Bangalore (British, 6067 GRT, built 1928) departed Penang for Bombay. They were to be escorted until Colombo by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN).

HMS Dauntless escorted these ships until 2000 hours on 1 August. (26)

2 Aug 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) made a short stop to fuel at Trincomalee before departing for Penang later the same day. (27)

6 Aug 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Penang. (27)

15 Aug 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery exercises off Penang. (28)

21 Aug 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Penang to patrol off the Mentawei Islands (west of Sumatra) to search for a possible enemy raider that is thought to be operating in the area. (27)

28 Aug 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) retuned to Penang from patrol. (27)

9 Sep 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Penang to patrol off the Nicobar Islands to intercept a possible enemy raider that might be operating in the area. (29)

12 Sep 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) returned to Penang from patrol. (30)

16 Sep 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Penang to patrol in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the northern tip of Sumatra as an enemy raider is suspected to be operating in the area. (29)

28 Sep 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) returned to Penang from patrol. (29)

1 Oct 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Penang for Singapore. (31)

2 Oct 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore. (31)

16 Oct 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) and HMS Tenedos (Lt.Cdr. J.O'B. Milner-Barry, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (31)

17 Oct 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) and HMS Tenedos (Lt.Cdr. J.O'B. Milner-Barry, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (31)

24 Oct 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for Hong Kong. (32)

28 Oct 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Hong Kong. (31)

12 Nov 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) and HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong. (33)

13 Nov 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery exercises off Hong Kong. (33)

20 Nov 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Hong Kong for Singapore. (33)

24 Nov 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore. (33)

27 Nov 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is docked in the floating dock at Singapore. (33)

29 Nov 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is undocked. (33)

5 Dec 1940
The merchant vessel Gurna (British, 5248 GRT, built 1919) and the river gunboat Taranantula (Cdr.(Emgy.) R.C.F. Creer, RAN) departed Singapore for Colombo via Penang and Nancowry. They were escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN). (34)

7 Dec 1940
The light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), river gunboat Tarantula (Cdr.(Emgy.) R.C.F. Creer, RAN) and the the merchant vessel Gurna (British, 5248 GRT, built 1919) arrived at Penang.

They departed later the same day to continue their passage to Colombo. The river gunboat Cricket (Lt. J.L. Goatley, RN) had joined them at Penang for the passage to Colombo.

On the 9th, shortly after noon, they briefly stopped off Nancowry Island. Both river gunboats then secured alongside HMS Dauntless and then were supllied with oil, stores and water before the passage was continued. (34)

13 Dec 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), Cricket (Lt. J.L. Goatley, RN), Taranantula (Cdr.(Emgy.) R.C.F. Creer, RAN) and the merchant vessel Gurna (British, 5248 GRT, built 1919) arrived at Colombo. (35)

15 Dec 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Colombo for Penang. En-route she was to patrol the entrance to the Gulf of Bengal for a few days. (35)

21 Dec 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Penang from patrol. (35)

27 Dec 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery exercises off Penang. (35)

31 Dec 1940
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery and torpedo firing exercises off Penang. Also a speed trial was carried out. (35)

1 Jan 1941
Around 1815/1, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), departed Penang to make rendezvous with the troopship Narkunda (British 16227 GRT, built 1920) and then escort her in the northern entrance to the Malakka Strait.

Rendezvous was effected at 1200/2 in position 06°04'N, 95°53'E.

After a brief stop at Penang they arrived at Singapore in the evening of the 4th. (36)

7 Jan 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore around 1530/7 to make rendezvous with the transport Lycaon (British, 7552 GRT, built 1913).

Rendezvous was effected around 1200/9, in position 03°20'N, 91°27'E when escort was taken over from HMS Antenor (Capt.(Retd.) D.I. McGillewie, RN) which was then to proceed to Colombo.

At 1200/12, HMS Dauntless parted company with the Lycaon in approximate position 05°41'N, 99°53'E.

HMS Dauntless returned to Singapore around 1700/13. (36)

21 Jan 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted gunnery and torpedo firing exercises off Singapore. (37)

22 Jan 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted HA gunnery exercises off Singapore. (37)

30 Jan 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for Penang. (37)

31 Jan 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Penang. (37)

9 Feb 1941
Around 0930/9, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), departed Penang and shortly afterwards made rendezvous with the troopship Narkunda (British, 16227 GRT, built 1920) which had departed Singapore on the 6th.

HMS Dauntless escorted the troopship until around 1300/11, when the escort was turned over in approximate position 05°57'N, 85°35'E to HMNZS Leander (Capt. R.H. Bevan, RN). At the rendezvous position both cruisers then conducted some exercises with each other.

Narkunda and HMNZS Leander arrived at Colombo on the 12th.

HMS Dauntless returned to Penang around 1530/14. (38)

20 Feb 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Penang, initially to make rendezvous with an eastbound merchant vessel in the Indian Ocean that was carrying important cargo. She was however soon diverted to patrol off Phuket as it was feared that Italian merchant vessels interned there were going to escape. (38)

3 Mar 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) returned to Penang from patrol. (39)

8 Mar 1941

Convoy BM 4.

This (troop) convoy departed Bombay on 8 March 1941 and arrived at Penang on 17 March 1941. Some ships went on to Singapore, arriving on 17 March 1941.

The following transports / troopships were part of this convoy; Egra (British, 5108 GRT, built 1911), El Madina (British, 3962 GRT, built 1937), Felix Roussel (French, 17083 GRT, built 1930), Rajula (British, 8478 GRT, built 1926), Rohna (British, 8602 GRT, built 1926), Santhia (British, 7754 GRT, built 1925), Talma (British, 10000 GRT, built 1923), Varela (British, 4651 GRT, built 1914).

On departured from Bombay the convoy was escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Antenor (Capt.(Retd.) D.I. McGillewie, RN). On the 12th it was joined by the light cruiser HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN) after which HMS Antenor parted company and returned to Bombay. On the 13th the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) joined. On the 14th the light cruiser HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) also joined. HMS Emerald parted company with the convoy on the 15th.

On the 17th, HMS Durban arrived at Penang with the Elma, El Madina, Felix Roussell, Santhia and Talma.

On the 18th, HMS Dauntless arrived at Singapore with the Rajula, Rohna and Varela. (40)

9 Mar 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Penang to make rendezvous with convoy BM 4 en-route from Bombay to Malaya. While proceeding to the rendezvous she was to check on the Italian merchant vessels at Phuket.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy BM 4 ' for 8 March 1941.] (39)

18 Mar 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore after convoy escort duty. (41)

1 Apr 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) and HMS Tenedos (Lt.Cdr. J.O'B. Milner-Barry, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore. (42)

2 Apr 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) conducted HA gunnery exercises off Singapore. She also served as target during torpedo and bombing exercises by aircraft. (42)

8 Apr 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for Penang. (42)

9 Apr 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Penang. (42)

10 Apr 1941
Around 0515/10, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), departed Penang and made rendezvous with the French (British controlled) troopship Felix Roussel (17083 GRT, built 1930) with 300 Indian soldiers on board for Bombay.

HMS Dauntless was to escort the troopship until west of Ceylon. She parted company with the troopship at 1937/14. HMS Dauntless arrived at Colombo around 0730/15. (43)

16 Apr 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Colombo for Singapore. (43)

21 Apr 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore. (43)

27 Apr 1941
Around 1100/27, the British troopship Aquitania departed Singapore for Colombo. She had on board New Zealand troops for the Middle East (Suez). She was being escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) until 1455/28 when HMS Danae (A/Capt. F.J. Butler, MBE, RN) took over.

HMS Dauntless then proceeded to Penang arriving there around 0800/29.

Aquitania and HMS Danae arrived at Colombo in the morning of May 1st. (44)

7 May 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Penang for Singapore. (45)

8 May 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) arrived at Singapore. (45)

12 May 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is taken in hand for refit at Singapore. (45)

20 May 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is docked in the floating dock at Singapore. (45)

28 May 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is undocked. (45)

15 Jun 1941
With her refit completed HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) departed Singapore for Penang.

Around 2230 hours HMS Dauntless and HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN) collided with near the Malakka lighthouse.

Both ships were damaged. HMS Emerald had 16 crew killed, HMS Dauntless one.

On the 16th they were joined by by the destroyers HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.R. Pretor-Pinney, RN) and HMS Tenedos (Lt.Cdr. J.O'B. Milner-Barry, RN).

Both cruisers were able to proceed under their own power to Singapore where they arrived on the 17th. (46)

19 Jun 1941
HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) is taken in hand for collision damage repairs at Singapore.

[As no logbook is available for this period no further details can be provided.] (19)

24 Aug 1941

Convoy BM 8.

This troop convoy departed Bombay on 24 August 1941 and arrived at Port Swettenham on 3 September 1941.

This convoy was made up of the following transports / troopships; Egra (British, 5108 GRT, built 1911), Ekma (British, 5128 GRT, built 1911), El Madina (British, 3962 GRT, built 1937), Ethiopia (British, 5574 GRT, built 1922) and Nevasa (British, 9213 GRT, built 1913).

On departure from Bombay the convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Ceres (Capt. E.G. Abbott, AM, RN) until this ship was relieved in the afternoon of August 28th by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Antenor (Capt.(Retd.) D.I. McGillewie, RN).

In the afternoon of August 31st, HMS Antenor was relieved by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN).

The convoy arrived at Port Swettenham on 3 September 1941. (47)

26 Aug 1941
With her collision repairs completed, HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), departed Singapore for Penang. (19)

28 Aug 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Penang. (19)

29 Aug 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Penang for convoy escort duty.

For more info on the convoy she was to escort see the event ' Convoy BM 8 ' for 24 August 1941.] (19)

3 Sep 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Penang from convoy escort duty. (48)

9 Sep 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises off Penang. (49)

13 Sep 1941
Around 1730/13, HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Penang escorting the merchant vessel Ellenga (British, 5196 GRT, built 1911) part of the way during her passage to Madras.

HMS Dauntless parted company with the Ellenga at 2200/16.

HMS Dauntless arrived at Colombo around 0900/18. (49)

20 Sep 1941
At 0605/20, HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN), departed Colombo. She first proceeded over the DG range and then went out to sea. At 1400/14 she joined the troopship Westernland (Dutch, 16313 GRT, built 1918) which had departed Bombay on 17 September for Singapore.

They arrived at Singapore around 1300/25. (49)

26 Sep 1941
Around 0630 hours, HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Singapore to make rendezvous with the troopship Stirling Castle (British, 25550 GRT, built 1936) which was en-route from Bombay to Singapore. (49)

28 Sep 1941
Around 0700 hours, in position 06°08'N, 93°12'E, HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) took over the escort of the troopship Stirling Castle (British, 25550 GRT, built 1936) from HMS Glasgow (Capt. H. Hickling, RN). (49)

30 Sep 1941
Around 0930 hours, the troopship Stirling Castle (British, 25550 GRT, built 1936), and her escort, the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN), arrived at Singapore. (49)

2 Oct 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Singapore for Hong Kong. (50)

6 Oct 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Hong Kong. (50)

9 Oct 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) conducted DG trials off Hong Kong. (50)

13 Oct 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) conducted DG trials off Hong Kong. (50)

14 Oct 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Hong Kong for Sandakan. (50)

17 Oct 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Sandakan. (50)

20 Oct 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Sandakan for Singapore. (50)

23 Oct 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Singapore. (50)

20 Nov 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Singapore for Colombo.

HMS Dauntless is to return to the UK to refit. (51)

25 Nov 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Colombo. (51)

27 Nov 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Colombo for Addu Atoll. (51)

28 Nov 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Addu Atoll. (51)

29 Nov 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Addu Atoll for Colombo. (51)

1 Dec 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Colombo. (52)

4 Dec 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Colombo for Port Victoria, Seychelles. (51)

8 Dec 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Port Victoria. (51)

9 Dec 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Port Victoria for Mombasa. (51)

14 Dec 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Mombasa. (51)

15 Dec 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Mombasa for Durban. (51)

20 Dec 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Durban. She departed for Simonstown later the same day. (51)

22 Dec 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Simonstown. (51)

29 Dec 1941
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Simonstown for Pointe Noire. (51)

3 Jan 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Pointe Noire. (53)

4 Jan 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Pointe Noire for Freetown. (53)

9 Jan 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Freetown. (53)

11 Jan 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Freetown for Bathurst. (53)

12 Jan 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Bathurst. (53)

13 Jan 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Bathurst for Ponta Delgada, Azores. (53)

17 Jan 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Ponta Delgada, Azores. She departed for Plymouth later the same day. (53)

21 Jan 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Plymouth. She departed for Portsmouth later the same day. (53)

22 Jan 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Portsmouth where she is to be taken in hand for refit. (53)

25 Jan 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) is docked at Portsmouth. (53)

14 Feb 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) is undocked. (54)

17 Feb 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) conducted DG trials off Portsmouth. (54)

18 Feb 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) conducted HA gunnery exercises and radar trials off Portsmouth. (54)

26 Feb 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) conducted DG trials off Portsmouth. (54)

27 Feb 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Portsmouth.

[No logs are available for March and April 1942, therefore there might be some gaps in her activities displayed on this page during these two months.] (54)

10 Mar 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Portsmouth for Gibraltar. She made a short stop at Plymouth later on this day.

HMS Dauntless is to joined the Eastern Fleet. (19)

14 Mar 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. She departed later the same day for Bathurst. (55)

19 Mar 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Barhurst. (19)

20 Mar 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN) departed Bathurst for Freetown. (19)

21 Mar 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN) arrived at Freetown. (19)

23 Mar 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN) departed Freetown for Porte Noire.

28 Mar 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN) arrived at Porte Noire.

29 Mar 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN) departed Porte Noire for Capetown.

3 Apr 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN) arrived at Capetown.

Both ships ran over the DG range at Capetown and then proceeded to Simonstown independently. Both arrived at Simonstown later the same day.

HMS Dauntless arrived with defects to her boilers brickwork and had to be taken in hand for repairs.

27 Apr 1942

Convoy WS 17.

Convoy from South Africa to several destinations in the Far East.

On 27 April 1942 the Capetown section departed. It was made up the following transports / troop transports; Almanzora (British, 15551 GRT, built 1914), Cameronia (British, 16297 GRT, built 1920), City of Edinburgh (British, 8036 GRT, built 1938), City of Lincoln (British, 8039 GRT, built 1938), Dunedin Star (British, 11168 GRT, built 1936), Glaucus (British, 7596 GRT, built 1921), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (Dutch, 19429 GRT, built 1930), Kina II (British, 9823 GRT, built 1939), Nieuw Holland (Dutch, 11066 GRT, built 1927) and Samaria (British, 19597 GRT, built 1921).

On departure the convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) which first had conducted gunnery exercises in False Bay before joining the convoy.

Off Port Elizabeth the convoy was joined by the transports; Brazil (American, 18298 GRT, built 1928), Monterey (American, 18017 GRT, built 1932) and Mormactide (American, 7773 GRT, built 1941).

Off Durban the convoy was joined by the transports / troop transports; Elizabethville (Belgian, 8351 GRT, built 1922), Khedive Ismael (British, 7290 GRT, built 1922), Mendoza (British (former French), 8199 GRT, built 1920), Nova Scotia (British, 6796 GRT, built 1926) and Windsor Castle (British, 19141 GRT, built 1922).

The submarine depot ship HMS Adamant (Capt. R.S. Warne, RN) also joined the convoy off Durban.

The battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) also joined off Durban to escort the convoy.

On 8 May 1942 the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. R.H. Portal, DSC, RN) and the armed merchant cruiser HMS Corfu (Capt.(Retd.) J.P. Landon, RN) departed Mombasa to take over the escort of the convoy. They were escorted by the destroyers HMS Arrow (Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN) and HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. W. Harmsen, RNN).

They joined the convoy at 1600/8 after which HMS Revenge proceeded to Mombasa escorted by the two destroyers. They arrived at Mombasa around 1300/9.

At 1900/8, HMS Dauntless was detached for Mombasa taking Almanzora, Cameronia, Khedive Ismael, Mendoza, Nova Scotia and Samaria with her. They also arrived at Mombasa around 1300/9.

HMS Adamant had already arrived at Mombasa on 8 May. She had parted company in the early afternoon of 7 May and proceeded ahead of the convoy.

HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Corfu then proceeded further north with the remainder of the convoy.

On 10 May the following vessels departed Mombasa for Bombay; Almanzora, Cameronia, Chantilly (British (former French), 9986 GRT, built 1923), Khedive Ismael, Mendoza, Nova Scotia and Samaria. They were escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Ranchi (Capt.(Retd.) Sir J.M. Alleyne, DSO, DSC, RN).

Aound 0900/11, HMS Corfu parted company with the convoy taking with her the City of Edinburgh, City of Lincoln, Elizabethville and Glaucus. These ships were to proceed to Aden.

HMS Royal Sovereign meanwhile continued on to Bombay with the Dunedin Star, Johan van Oldebarnvelt, Kina II, Nieuw Holland and Windsor Castle.

HMS Royal Sovereign with her part of the convoy arrived at Bombay on 16 May 1942.

HMS Ranchi with her part of the convoy arrived at Bombay on 19 May 1942. (56)

9 May 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Mombasa after convoy escort duty. (57)

14 May 1942
The merchant vessel Herisle (British, 2606 GRT, built 1938) had reported to have lost her rudder and was currently to the north of Mombasa. The destroyer HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) was sent out to assist her.

On the 15th more ships were sent out to assist; the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and the destroyer HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. W. Harmsen, RNN).

HMS Dauntless took the stricken ship in tow while the destroyers provided A/S escort.

Shortly after midnight during the night of 16/17 May, HMS Hotspur parted company and returned to Mombasa.

Herisle, HMS Dauntless and HrMs Isaac Sweers arrived at Mombasa on the 18th. (58)

18 May 1942
Ships from the Eastern Fleet departed Kilindini in the morning for several days of exercises, these were; light cruisers HMS Caledon (A/Capt. H.J. Haynes, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Dragon (Capt. R.J. Shaw, MBE, RN), HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN), HMS Enterprise (Capt. J.C.A. Annesley, DSO, RN) and the destroyers HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN), HMS Griffin (Capt. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO, RN), HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) and HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN).

They were joined in the afternoon by the battleships HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN, flying the flag of A/Vice-Admiral A.U. Willis, DSO, RN), HMS Warspite (Capt. F.E.P. Hutton, RN) (the C-in-C had transferred his flag to HMS Adamant temporary), light cruisers HMS Newcastle (Capt. P.B.R.W. William-Powlett, DSO, RN), HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.B. Crane, RN) and the destroyers HMAS Napier (Capt. S.H.T. Arliss, DSO, RN), HMAS Nestor (Cdr. A.S. Rosenthal, DSO and Bar, RAN) and HMS Foxhound (Cdr. G.H. Peters, DSC, RN).

Exercises continued on 19 and 20 May although several ships returned to harbour. HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) joined the exercises on the 19th.

At dawn on the 20th the last exercises were concluded and the ships proceeded as follows;

HMS Revenge, HMS Warspite, HMS Dauntless, HMS Caledon, HMAS Napier, HMAS Nestor, HMAS Norman and HMS Foxhound proceeded to Zanzibar.

HMS Newcastle, HMS Birmingham, HMS Griffin, HMS Fortune and HMS Decoy proceeded to Tanga, returning to Kilindini the following day.

HMS Emerald and HMS Enterprise proceeded to Manza Bay.

At dawn on 21 May, HMS Caledon and HMS Dauntless departed Zanzibar for Tanga where they were to join the ships that had proceeded there on their departure from Tanga.

Around 0800 hours all the other ships left their anchorages and proceeded to sea. Some ships were to conduct gunnery exercises (including night exercises), these were; HMS Revenge, HMS Warspite, HMS Decoy and HMAS Napier. They used a target that was being towed by HMS Dragon which had come from Kilindini.

The other ships returned to Kilindini on that day.

The ships that had been involved in the gunnery exercises returned to Kilindili on 22 May. (59)

29 May 1942
During 29 to 31 May 1942, the light cruisers Danae (Capt. M.S. Slattery, RN), HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN), HMS Dragon (A/Capt. G.V.B. Faulkner, RN) and HMS Caledon (A/Capt. H.J. Haynes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Mombasa. During gunnery exercises they used a target that was being towed by HMS Guardian (A/Capt. H.A.C. Lane, RN). (58)

3 Jun 1942

Convoy KM 1.

This convoy departed Mombasa on 3 June 1942 and arrived at Diego Suarez on 6 June 1942.

The convoy was made up of the troopships; HMS Karanja (British, 9891 GRT, built 1931), HMS Keren (British, 9890 GRT, built 1930) and Sobieski (Polish, 11030 GRT, built 1939).

On departure from Mombasa the convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and the destroyer HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hodges, RN).

At 1200/5, the convoy escort was reinforced with the corvette HMS Genista (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Pattinson, DSC, RNR) and the minesweepers HMS Romney (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H.V. Sivewright, RN) and HMS Thyme (Lt. H. Roach, RNR).

The convoy arrived at Diego Suarez on June 6th. (60)

7 Jun 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Diego Suarez for patrol between Madagascar and Farquhar Island.

On the 8th she joined forces with Danae (Capt. M.S. Slattery, RN). (60)

11 Jun 1942
Danae (Capt. M.S. Slattery, RN) and HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Diego Suarez from patrol. (61)

22 Jun 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Diego Suarez to go to the assistance off the corvette HMS Genista (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Pattinson, DSC, RNR) and the M/S trawler HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR). HMS Genista had grounded at 0240Z/22, east of the Vichy Island of Mayotte in position 12°55'5"N, 44°59'5"E.

HMS Genista cleared the reef around 0900C/23. There was some damage to her Asdic dome.

The French transport General Duchesne (4669 GRT, built 1913) which was at Mayotte, was seized and placed under armed guard and departed Mayotte at 1500Z/22 for Diego Suarez. (62)

26 Jun 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN), HMS Genista (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Pattinson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR) arrived at Diego Suarez. (62)

30 Jun 1942

Operation Throat.

Capture of Mayotte Island from the Vichy-French.

Around 2330/30, HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Diego Suarez to try to capture Mayotte Island from the Vichy-French during the night of 1/2 July 1942.

On 1 July 1942 the destroyer HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN) departed Diego Suarez to join HMS Dauntless for the operation.

At 0600C/2, the island was reported to have been captured with complete surprise. The radio station was intact and one airstrip was ready for operations.

[No further details known for the moment.] (63)

8 Jul 1942
In the morning, HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN), returned to Diego Suarez from operations. (63)

20 Jul 1942
Around 2315/20, HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Diego Suarez for Mombasa via Mayotte. She was escorting the tanker British Energy (7209 GRT, built 1931).

They arrived at Mayotte around 1020/22.

HMS Dauntless departed Mayotte for Mombasa around 1700/23. (63)

25 Jul 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Mombasa around 0830 hours. (63)

31 Jul 1942
During 31 July / 1 August 1942, HMS Devonshire (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN) and HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini / Mombasa. These included night encounter exercises. (64)

16 Aug 1942
The battleships HMS Resolution (Capt. A.R. Halfhide, CBE, RN , flying the flag of A/Vice-Admiral A.U. Willis, DSO, RN), HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. D.N.C. Tufnell, DSC, RN), light cruisers HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN), destroyers HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN), HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr. M.J. Clark, DSC, RAN), HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Foxhound (Cdr. C.J. Wynne-Edwards, DSC, RN), HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) and escort destroyer HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN) departed Kilindini for exercises.

HMS Valiant (Capt. L.H. Ashmore, RN) joined the exercises as she was just arriving from Durban.

17 Aug 1942
HMS Resolution (Capt. A.R. Halfhide, CBE, RN , flying the flag of A/Vice-Admiral A.U. Willis, DSO, RN), HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. D.N.C. Tufnell, DSC, RN), HMS Valiant (Capt. L.H. Ashmore, RN), HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN), HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN), HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr. M.J. Clark, DSC, RAN), HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Foxhound (Cdr. C.J. Wynne-Edwards, DSC, RN), HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) and HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN) make rendez-vous with another group of warships which came from Colombo, these were HMS Warspite (Capt. F.E.P. Hutton, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral J.F. Somerville, KCB, KBE, DSO, RN), HMS Illustrious (Capt. A.G. Talbot, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral D.W. Boyd, CBE, DSC, RN), HMS Mauritius (Capt. W.D. Stephens, RN), HrMs Jacob van Heemskerck (Cdr. E.J. van Holte, RNN), HMAS Napier (Capt. S.H.T. Arliss, DSO, RN), HMS Inconstant (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN) and HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN).

Exercises were then carried out on the 17th and on the 18th all ships entered Kilindini. HMS Dauntless proceeded to Diego Suarez via Mayotte.

19 Aug 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Mayotte. (65)

20 Aug 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Mayotte for Diego Suarez. (65)

21 Aug 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Diego Suarez. (65)

23 Aug 1942

Convoy MK 3.

This convoy departed Diego Suarez on 23 August 1942 for Kilindini where it arrived on 26 August 1942.

The convoy was made up of the transports / troopships; Dilwara (British, 11080 GRT, built 1936), Dunera (British, 11162 GRT, built 1937), Empire Pride (British, 9248 GRT, built 1941) and Ocean Viking (British, 7174 GRT, built 1941). They had on board the 29th Brigade.

The convoy was escorted by the light cruiser Dauntless.

The convoy arrived safely at Kilindni on 26 August 1942. (65)

28 Aug 1942
In the morning, HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN), conducted a practice bombardment shoot off Mombasa. (65)

3 Sep 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Kilindini to participate in operation 'Streamline Jane' the attack on the still unoccupied part of Madagascar.

[More details to follow at a later date. We currently lack more detailed reports on this operation.] (66)

14 Sep 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Diego Suarez from operations. (67)

15 Sep 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Diego Suarez for operations in the Tamatave area.

[More details to follow at a later date. We currently lack more detailed reports on this operation.] (67)

18 Sep 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) anchored off Tamatave. (67)

20 Sep 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) departed Tamatave for Diego Suarez. She was escorting ships that had participated in the operations. (67)

22 Sep 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) arrived at Diego Suarez from operations. (67)

28 Sep 1942
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSO, DSC, RN) carries out exercises off Diego Suarez with HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR) and HMS Hildasay (T/Lt. H.C. Doman, RNVR). Later on the day exercises were carried out with HMS Gambia (Capt. M.J. Mansergh, CBE, RN), HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Kruys, RNN).

After the exercises were completed HMS Truant sets course for East London, South Africa while HMS Gambia, HMS Dauntless and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes remained out for night encounter exercises during the night of 28/29 September. On completion of these exercises HMS Dauntless and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes returned to Diego Suarez. (68)

4 Oct 1942

Convoy WS 23.

This convoy was formed off Oversay on 5 October 1942.

It consisted of the following transports / troopships; Capetown Castle (British, 27002 GRT, built 1938), Empress of Russia (British, 16810 GRT, built 1913), Highland Monarch (British, 14139 GRT, built 1928), Kina II (British, 9823 GRT, built 1939), Moreton Bay (British, 14193 GRT, built 1921), Port Jackson (British, 9687 GRT, built 1937), Silverandal (British, 6770 GRT, built 1930) and Straat Malakka (Dutch, 439 GRT, built 1939).

Initial escort consisted of the light cruisers HMS Despatch (Capt. W.R.C. Leggatt, RN), HMS Durban (Capt. G.F. Stevens-Guille, DSO and Bar, OBE, RN), armed merchant cruiser Queen of Bermuda (A/Capt.(Retd.) A.D. Cochrane, DSO, RN), destroyers HMS Beagle (Cdr. R.C. Medley, RN), HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN) and the escort destroyers HMS Bicester (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, RN), HMS Puckeridge (Lt. J.C. Cartwright, DSC, RN), HMS Zetland (Lt. J.V. Wilkinson, RN) and RHS Kanaris.

At 2200Z/6, HMS Durban parted company with the convoy to proceed to Ponta Delgada to fuel.

At 1850Z/8, HMS Beagle parted company with the convoy to return to the UK. HMS Zetland had a leaking Asdic dome and was apparently also detached on the 8th to return to the UK for a docking and repairs.

At 1000Z/9, HMS Puckeridge arrived at Ponta Delgada to refuel. She departed to rejoin the convoy at 1345Z/9. RHS Kanaris arrived at 1100Z/9 and departed again at 1430Z/9. [It is currently not known to us when they had left the convoy to proceed to Ponta Delgada.]

At 1545Z/9, HMS Durban rejoined the convoy. HMS Despatch was then detached to fuel at Ponta Delgada.

At 1900Z/9, HMS Puckeridge and RHS Kanaris rejoined the convoy.

At 0100Z/10, HMS Wrestler and HMS Bicester parted company with the convoy to fuel at Ponta Delgada after which they were to return to the UK.

At 0810/Z/13, HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN) joined the convoy shorly afterwards followed by HMS Velox (Lt. G.B. Barstow, RN).

On 16 October 1942 the convoy arrived at Freetown escorted by HMS Despatch, HMS Durban, HMS Queen of Bermuda, HMS Antelope, HMS Velox, HMS Puckeridge and RHS Kanaris.

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The convoy departed Freetown for Durban on 20 October 1942.

The same ships made up the convoy plus the merchant vessels Hai Lee (Norwegian, 3616 GRT, built 1934) and Tamesis (Norwegian, 7256 GRT, built 1939).

On departure from Freetown the convoy escort was made up of the light cruisers HMS Despatch, HMS Durban, armed merchant cruiser HMS Carthage (A/Capt.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, MVO, RN), escort destroyers HMS Avon Vale (Lt.Cdr. P.A.R. Withers, DSO, RN), RHS Kanaris, sloop HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) the Hon. V.M. Wyndham-Quin, RN) and the corvette HMS Tamarisk (Lt. S. Ayles, RNR).

At 1020A/23, HMS Avon Vale parted company. HMS Southern Gem (T/Lt. D.C. Hayes, RNVR) had joined just before. She had sailed from Takoradi on the 22nd.

At 1842A/23, HMS Durban parted company with the convoy to proceed to Takoradi to repair a defect. She arrived at Takoradi around 0745/24 and departed again around 0230A/25. She rejoined the convoy around 0945A/27.

Also detached on 23 October were the two Norwegian merchant vessels and the corvette HMS Tamarisk. These were also to proceed to Takoradi.

The corvette HMS Amaranthus (T/Lt. W.S. Thomson, RNR) joined on the 25th coming from Ponte Noire. After she joined HMS Southern Gem was detached to Ponte Noire due to engine trouble.

On the 26th, HMS Amaranthus parted company.

On 30 October the destroyer HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN) and the corvettes HMS Rockrose (Lt. E.J. Binfield, DSC, RNR) and HMS Thyme (Lt. H. Roach, RNR) joined the convoy. These ships had sailed from Walvis Bay, the corvettes at 0600Z/29 and HMAS Norman at 2000Z/29. HMAS Norman joined the convoy around 1300B/30 and the corvettes around 1530B/30.

At 2100B/30, HMS Durban, HMS Despatch and HMS Milford were detached to fuel at Walvis Bay where they arrived around 0840/30. HMS Durban departed Walvis Bay aroud 1845B/31 and she rejoined the convoy around 1800B/1

On 2 November the transport / troopship Rimutaka (British, 16576 GRT, built 1923) joined the convoy coming from Capetown.

At 1330C/2, the destroyer HMS Express (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Cartwright, RN) and escort destroyer HMS Catterick (Lt. A. Tyson, RN) joined coming from Simonstown.

Around 1545C/2, RHS Kanaris parted company to refuel at Simonstown. She rejoined the convoy around 0100C/3.

At 2215C/2, HMS Rockrose and HMS Thyme were detached to search for survivors from ships that had been torpedoed by German submarines.

At 1950C/4, HMS Express was detached to search for survivors from a ship that had been torpedoed by a German submarines.

At 0530C/5, the escort destroyer HMS Derwent (Cdr. R.H. Wright, DSC, RN) joined.

The convoy arrived at Durban in the early afternoon of 5 November escorted by HMS Durban, HMS Carthage, HMAS Norman, HMS Catterick, HMS Derwent and RHS Kanaris.

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The convoy departed Durban around noon on 9 November 1942, now made up of Capetown Castle, Empress of Russia, Highland Monarch, Kina II, Port Jackson, Silversandal and Straat Malakka.

On departure from Durban the convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Cdr.(Retd.) N.G. Leeper, RN), armed merchant cruiser HMS Carthage, destroyers HMAS Norman, HMS Inconstant (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN), escort destroyers HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN), RHS Kanaris and the corvettes HMS Genista (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Pattinson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.D.B. Coventry, RNR).

At 1700C/10, HMS Insconstant, HMS Genista and HMS Jasmine were detached.

At 1500D/11, HMS Dauntless, HMS Norman, HMS Blackmore and RHS Kanaris were detached.

At 1830D/11, the cruiser HMS Hawkins (Capt. G.A. French, RN) joined.

At 1600E/16, HMS Mauritius (Capt. W.D. Stephens, RN) joined and at 1230E/16, HMS Hawkins parted company with the convoy to proceed to Kilindini taking the Empress of Russia with her. They arrived at Kilindini around 1700D/18.

At 1800E/17, the convoy was split up into the ' Aden section ' and the ' Bombay section '.

The ' Aden section ' was made up of the Highland Monarch, Kina II, Port Jackson and the Straat Malakka. They were escorted by HMS Carthage and arrived at Aden around 1300C/21. They had earlier been joined by the destroyer RHS Panther around 0615/20.

The ' Bombay section ' was made up of the other transports escorted by HMS Mauritius. They arrived at Bombay around 1000FG/24 except for the Silversandal which had been detached on November 22nd to proceed to Karachi where she also arrived on the 24th. (69)

17 Oct 1942
Around 0800/17, HMS Dauntless (Cdr.(Retd.) N.G. Leeper, RN), departed Diego Suarez for Tamatave where she arrived around 0800/18. (70)

18 Oct 1942

Convoy MD 1.

This convoy departed Tamateve, Madagascar on 18 October 1942 and arrived at Durban, South Africa on 24 October 1942.

The convoy was made up the following transports; Dilwara (British, 11080 GRT, built 1936), Dunera (British, 11162 GRT, built 1937) and Empire Pride (British, 9248 GRT, built 1941).

The convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Cdr.(Retd.) N.G. Leeper, RN), destroyers HMAS Napier (Commodore. S.H.T. Arliss, DSO, RN), HMS Inconstant (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN) and the escort destroyer HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN).

The convoy arrived safely at Durban on October 24th. (70)

24 Oct 1942
HMS Dauntless (Cdr.(Retd.) N.G. Leeper, RN) arrived at Durban. (70)

9 Nov 1942
The light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Cdr.(Retd.) N.G. Leeper, RN), armed merchant cruiser HMS Carthage (A/Capt.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, MVO, RN), destroyers HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN), HMS Inconstant (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN), escort destroyers HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN), RHS Kanaris and the corvettes HMS Genista (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Pattinson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.D.B. Coventry, RNR) departed Durban to provide escort to convoy WS 23.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy WS 23 ' for 5 August 1942.]

13 Nov 1942
Around 0730C/13, HMS Dauntless (Cdr.(Retd.) N.G. Leeper, RN), HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN), HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN) and RHS Kanaris arrived at Durban after convoy escort duty. (71)

13 Nov 1942

Convoy CM 35.

This convoy departed Durban on 13 November 1942.

The convoy was made up of the following transports / troopships; City of Auckland (British, 8336 GRT, built 1914), Dunera (British, 11162 GRT, built 1937), Empire Trooper (British, 14106 GRT, built 1922), Empire Woodlark (British, 7793 GRT, built 1913) and Sontay (British, 8917 GRT, built 1921).

On departure from Durban the convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Cdr.(Retd.) N.G. Leeper, RN) and the escort destroyer RHS Kanaris.

At 0800C/20, RHS Kanaris was detached.

At 1123C/21, the armed merchant cruiser HMS Ranpura (Capt.(Retd.) H.T.M. Pawsey, RN) joined the convoy and HMS Dauntless was detached taking Dunera and Sontay with her to Kilindini where they arrived on 23 November 1943.

The remainder of te convoy continued onwards to Aden where it arrived in the afternoon of 29 November 1942 escorted by HMS Ranpura and the RHS Panther. RHS Panther had joined the convoy in the afternoon of the 27th.

25 Nov 1942
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini. (71)

27 Nov 1942
The transport Sontay (British, 8917 GRT, built 1921) departed Kilindini for Aden. She was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) and the escort destroyer RHS Kanaris.

At 0845C/3, RHS Panther joined. HMS Dauntless then parted company to proceed to Aden where she arrived in the afternoon of the 4th.

Sontay, RHS Kanaris and RHS Panther arrived at Aden on 5 December. (72)

5 Dec 1942
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Aden to return to Kilindini. (73)

10 Dec 1942
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Kilindini. (73)

11 Dec 1942
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Kilindini for Durban. (73)

16 Dec 1942
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Durban. She departed for Simonstown later the same day. (73)

18 Dec 1942
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Simonstown where she is taken in hand for refit. (73)

22 Dec 1942
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) is docked at Simonstown. (73)

27 Jan 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) is undocked. (73)

2 Feb 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted DG trials in False Bay. (74)

3 Feb 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Simonstown. (74)

7 Feb 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises off Simonstown. (74)

9 Feb 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Simonstown upon completion of which course was set for Durban. (74)

11 Feb 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Durban. (74)

14 Feb 1943

Convoy CM 39.

This convoy departed Durban on 14 February 1943 and arrived at Bombay on 3 March 1943.

The convoy was made up of the following transports / troopships; Felix Rousell (French, 17083 GRT, built 1930) and Yoma (British, 8131 GRT, built 1928).

The convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN), escort destroyer HMS Catterick (Lt. A. Tyson, RN) and corvette HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.D.B. Coventry, RNR).

HMS Catterick and HMS Jasmine parted company with the convoy at 2359C/16 after which they returned to Durban.

Around 0900C/21, the transport Eastern Prince (British, 10926 GRT, built 1929) and the armed merchant cruiser HMS Ranpura (Capt.(Retd.) H.T.M. Pawsey, RN) joined the convoy after which HMS Dauntless parted company and proceeded to Kilindini where she arrived around 1200C/22.

The convoy arrived at Bombay on 3 March 1943. (75)

25 Feb 1943
During 25/26 February 1943, HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini. These included night exercises. (74)

26 Feb 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Kilindini for Aden. (74)

4 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. (76)

5 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Aden for Bombay. (76)

9 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Bombay. (76)

11 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Bombay for the Persian Gulf. (76)

15 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Bahrein. (76)

17 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Bahrein for Abadan. (76)

18 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Abadan. (76)

19 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded to Basra. (76)

22 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Basra for Bandar Abbas. (76)

24 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Bandar Abbas. (76)

31 Mar 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded from Bandar Abbas to Khor Kuwai. (76)

2 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded from Khor Kuwai to Bandar Abbas. (77)

4 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded from Bandar Abbas to Khassab Bay. (77)

5 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) landed a medical party at Bakhah to treat people due to an outbreak off smallpox. (77)

8 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded to Sharjah. (77)

10 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded to Khor Kuwai. (77)

11 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Bahrein. (77)

18 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Bahrein for Khorramshahr. (77)

19 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Khorramshahr. (77)

21 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Khorramshahr for Khor Kuwai. (77)

23 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Khor Kuwai. (77)

25 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) proceeded from Khor Kuwai to Bandar Abbas. (77)

27 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Bandar Abbas for Bahrein. (77)

28 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Bahrein. (77)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Bahrein for Khor Kuwai. (77)

30 Apr 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Khor Kuwai. (77)

1 May 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Khor Kuwai for Aden. (77)

4 May 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. (77)

5 May 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Aden for Kilindini. (77)

10 May 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Kilindini. (77)

11 May 1943
During 11 and 12 May 1943, the heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (Capt. W.Y.La R. Beverley, RN) and light cruisers HMS Kenya (Capt. D.P. Evans, RN) and HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini. These included night exercises.

Upon completion of the exercises HMS Kenya proceeded to make rendezvous with convoy JM 1. (78)

13 May 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Kilindini for Durban.

HMS Dauntless is to proceed to the UK. (79)

19 May 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Durban. (77)

21 May 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Durban for Simonstown. (77)

22 May 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Simonstown. (77)

28 May 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Simonstown for Pointe Noire. (77)

2 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) made a short stop at Pointe Noire before departing for Takoradi. (80)

5 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Takoradi. (80)

6 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Takoradi for Freetown. (80)

8 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Freetown. (80)

9 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Freetown for Dakar. (80)

10 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Dakar. (80)

11 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Dakar for Casablanca. (80)

14 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Casablanca. (80)

15 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Casablanca for the Clyde. (80)

20 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. Her destination had been changed while en-route. (80)

21 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Sheerness. (80)

22 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Sheerness. (80)

23 Jun 1943
HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) shifted from Sheerness to the Chatham Dockyard where she was taken in hand for refit and conversion to a training ship. (80)

29 Sep 1943
With her refit and conversion completed, HMS Dauntless (Lt.Cdr. E.P.F. Atkinson, RN) proceeded from the Chatham Dockyard to Sheerness. (81)

6 Oct 1943
The heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. G.A.B. Hawkins, DSC, MVO, RN) departed Sheerness for Scapa Flow and the light cruiser HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and escort destroyer HMS Cotswold (Lt. A.L. Wylde, RN) departed Sheerness for Rosyth.

At 1815A/6, HMS Dauntless and HMS Cotswold parted company with HMS Kent. (82)

7 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) arrived at Rosyth where she joined the training squadron. (83)

12 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted trials in the Firth of Forth following which she proceeded to Methil. (83)

13 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) served as target off Methil during torpedo attack exercises by FAA aircraft. (83)

14 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (83)

15 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (83)

18 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (83)

19 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Methil for Scapa Flow. (84)

20 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (84)

21 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (84)

22 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (84)

25 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (83)

26 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (83)

27 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (83)

28 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (83)

29 Oct 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (83)

1 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (85)

2 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (85)

3 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (85)

4 Nov 1943
During 4/5 November, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (85)

8 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (85)

9 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (85)

10 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (85)

11 Nov 1943
During 11/12 November, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (85)

15 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (85)

16 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (85)

17 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (85)

18 Nov 1943
During 18/19 November, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (85)

22 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (85)

23 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (85)

24 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (85)

25 Nov 1943
During 25/26 November, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (85)

29 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (85)

30 Nov 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (85)

1 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (86)

2 Dec 1943
During 2/3 December 1943, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of these exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (86)

7 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN), HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) and HMS Corinthian (A/Cdr.(Emgy. S.G.C. Rawson, RN) departed Rosyth for Scapa Flow. (86)

8 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN), HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) and HMS Corinthian (A/Cdr.(Emgy. S.G.C. Rawson, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (86)

9 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN), HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) and HMS Corinthian (A/Cdr.(Emgy. S.G.C. Rawson, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (86)

10 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN), HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) and HMS Corinthian (A/Cdr.(Emgy. S.G.C. Rawson, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (86)

13 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (86)

14 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (86)

16 Dec 1943
During 16/17 December 1943, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of these exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (86)

20 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (86)

21 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (86)

22 Dec 1943
During 22/23 December 1943, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of these exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (86)

28 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (86)

29 Dec 1943
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (86)

30 Dec 1943
During 30/31 December 1943, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of these exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (86)

3 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (87)

4 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (87)

5 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (87)

6 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (88)

10 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (87)

11 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (87)

12 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (87)

13 Jan 1944
During 13/14 January, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (87)

17 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (87)

18 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (87)

19 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (87)

20 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (87)

21 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (87)

24 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (87)

25 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (87)

26 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (87)

27 Jan 1944
During 27/28 January, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (87)

31 Jan 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (87)

1 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (89)

2 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (89)

3 Feb 1944
During 3/4 February, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (89)

7 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Methil. (89)

8 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. On completion of these exercises they proceeded to Scapa Flow. (89)

9 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (89)

10 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (89)

14 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Methil. (90)

14 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Methil. (91)

15 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (89)

16 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (89)

17 Feb 1944
During 17/18 February, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (89)

21 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (89)

22 Feb 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (89)

24 Feb 1944
During 24/25 February, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (89)

13 Mar 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (92)

14 Mar 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. Upon completion of these they set course for Scapa Flow. (92)

15 Mar 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (92)

16 Mar 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (92)

17 Mar 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (92)

20 Mar 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (92)

21 Mar 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (93)

23 Mar 1944
During 23/24 March, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (92)

27 Mar 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Methil. (92)

28 Mar 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (92)

29 Mar 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (92)

30 Mar 1944
During 30/31 March, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (92)

3 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Methil. (94)

4 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (94)

5 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (94)

6 Apr 1944
During 6/7 April, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (94)

10 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (94)

11 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (94)

12 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (94)

13 Apr 1944
During 13/14 April, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (94)

17 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (94)

18 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (94)

19 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (95)

20 Apr 1944
During 20/21 April, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (94)

24 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (94)

25 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (95)

26 Apr 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (94)

27 Apr 1944
During 27/28 April, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (94)

1 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (96)

2 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (96)

3 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (96)

4 May 1944
During 4/5 May, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (96)

8 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Methil. (96)

9 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. On completion of the exercises course was set for Scapa Flow. (96)

10 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (96)

11 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (96)

12 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (96)

15 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (96)

16 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (96)

17 May 1944
During 17/18 May, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises. (96)

19 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (96)

22 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (96)

23 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (96)

24 May 1944
During 24/25 May, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises. (96)

26 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (96)

29 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (96)

30 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (96)

31 May 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (96)

1 Jun 1944
During 1/2 June, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (97)

5 Jun 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (97)

6 Jun 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. On completion of these exercises HMS Dauntless proceeded to Leith. (97)

8 Jun 1944
During 8/9 June, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (97)

12 Jun 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (97)

13 Jun 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (97)

14 Jun 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (97)

15 Jun 1944
During 15/16 June, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (97)

19 Jun 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (97)

20 Jun 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (97)

21 Jun 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (97)

22 Jun 1944
During 22/23 June, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (97)

26 Jun 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (97)

28 Jun 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (98)

29 Jun 1944
During 29/30 June, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (97)

3 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for Invergordon. (99)

4 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Invergordon. (99)

6 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Invergordon for Rosyth. (99)

7 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (99)

10 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (99)

12 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Leith. (99)

13 Jul 1944
During 13/14 July 1944, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises she proceeded to Rosyth. (100)

17 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for Invergordon. (100)

18 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) arrived at Invergordon. She departed for Scapa Flow later the same day. (100)

19 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (100)

20 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (100)

21 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (100)

24 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Methil. (100)

25 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. On completion of these exercises she proceeded to Leith. (100)

27 Jul 1944
During 27/28 July 1944, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises she proceeded to Rosyth. (100)

31 Jul 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Methil. (100)

1 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (101)

3 Aug 1944
During 3/4 August 1944, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises she proceeded to Rosyth. (101)

8 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for Scapa Flow. (101)

9 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. She departed for Leith later the same day. (101)

10 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) arrived at Leith. (101)

11 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (101)

14 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Methil. (101)

15 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (101)

17 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (101)

18 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (101)

22 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Methil. (101)

23 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (101)

28 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Methil. (101)

29 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (101)

30 Aug 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (101)

31 Aug 1944
During 31 August / 1 September 1944, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises she proceeded to Rosyth. (102)

5 Sep 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Methil. (103)

6 Sep 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (103)

7 Sep 1944
During 7/8 September, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (103)

11 Sep 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (103)

12 Sep 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (103)

14 Sep 1944
During 14/15 September, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (103)

18 Sep 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (103)

19 Sep 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (103)

21 Sep 1944
During 21/22 September, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (103)

25 Sep 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (103)

26 Sep 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (103)

27 Sep 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (104)

28 Sep 1944
During 28/29 September, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (103)

2 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (105)

3 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (105)

5 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (105)

6 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (105)

9 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (105)

10 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (105)

12 Oct 1944
During 12/13 October, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (105)

16 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Leith. (106)

17 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (105)

19 Oct 1944
During 19/20 October, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (105)

23 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for Scapa Flow. (105)

24 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (105)

26 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (105)

27 Oct 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Rosyth.

HMS Dauntless then proceeded to the Rosyth Dockyard for a short (self) refit. (105)

13 Nov 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Leith. (107)

19 Nov 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Leith for DG trials upon completion of which she proceeded to Rosyth. (107)

20 Nov 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for Invergordon. (108)

21 Nov 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Invergordon. (108)

23 Nov 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Invergordon for Rosyth. (108)

24 Nov 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (108)

27 Nov 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she returned to Rosyth. (107)

28 Nov 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Methil. (107)

30 Nov 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Leith for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (108)

1 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (109)

4 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (109)

5 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (109)

7 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (109)

8 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (109)

11 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (109)

12 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (109)

13 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (109)

14 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (109)

15 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (109)

18 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (109)

19 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (109)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (109)

21 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (109)

22 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (109)

27 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Methil. (110)

28 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (110)

29 Dec 1944
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (110)

1 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Methil. (111)

2 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (111)

3 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (112)

4 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (112)

5 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (112)

8 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (112)

9 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (112)

10 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (112)

11 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (112)

12 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Methil to Rosyth. (112)

15 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (112)

16 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (112)

17 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (112)

18 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (112)

22 Jan 1945
HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Leith. (113)

23 Jan 1945
HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Leith for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Rosyth. (113)

23 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Leith. (111)

24 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) departed Leith for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Rosyth. (111)

29 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (112)

30 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (112)

31 Jan 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (112)

1 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (114)

5 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (114)

6 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (114)

7 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (114)

8 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (114)

9 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth.

HMS Dauntless is then docked in No.1 Dock at the Rosyth Dockyard. (114)

21 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) is undocked after which she proceeded to Leith. (115)

22 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (115)

23 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (114)

26 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Leith. (114)

27 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (114)

28 Feb 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (114)

1 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (116)

1 Mar 1945
HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (117)

5 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (118)

6 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (118)

8 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (118)

9 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (118)

13 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (118)

14 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (118)

15 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (118)

20 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (118)

21 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (118)

22 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (118)

23 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (118)

26 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (118)

28 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (118)

28 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (118)

29 Mar 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith.

On completion of these exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (118)

3 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Leith. (119)

4 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (120)

5 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (121)

6 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (120)

9 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (120)

10 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (120)

11 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (120)

12 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (119)

16 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (120)

17 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (120)

19 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (120)

20 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (120)

23 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (120)

24 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (120)

25 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (120)

26 Apr 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (120)

2 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Leith. (122)

3 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (122)

4 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (122)

7 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (123)

10 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) departed Leith for exercises upon completion of which she proceeded to Rosyth. (122)

14 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (123)

15 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (122)

16 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (123)

17 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (123)

18 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (123)

21 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (123)

22 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (123)

23 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (123)

24 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (122)

28 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (123)

30 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (123)

31 May 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith.

On completion of these exercises HMS Diomede proceeded to Rosyth. (123)

1 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (124)

4 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Leith. (125)

5 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Invergordon. (125)

7 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) proceeded from Invergordon to Rosyth. (124)

11 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Leith. (124)

12 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (125)

13 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (125)

14 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (124)

15 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (125)

18 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Scapa Flow. (125)

20 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (125)

21 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (125)

25 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Invergordon. (125)

26 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Invergordon for Loch Ewe. (125)

27 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) arrived at Loch Ewe. They departed for Greenock later the same day. (125)

28 Jun 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) arrived at Greenock. (125)

2 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Greenock for Milford Haven. (126)

3 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) arrived at Milford Haven. (126)

4 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Milford Haven for Plymouth. (126)

5 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) arrived at Plymouth. (126)

9 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Plymouth to Torquay. (126)

10 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Torquay to Portland. (126)

11 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Portland. (126)

12 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Portland on completion of which they proceeded to Portsmouth. (126)

16 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Portsmouth for Grimsby. (126)

17 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) arrived at Grimsby. (126)

18 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Grimsby for Rosyth. (126)

19 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (126)

24 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Rosyth to Methil. (126)

25 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Leith. (126)

26 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith. (126)

27 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Leith.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (126)

30 Jul 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (126)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Leith. (127)

2 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (127)

6 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (127)

7 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (127)

8 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (127)

9 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil.

On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth. (127)

13 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for exercises upon completion of which they proceeded to Methil. (127)

14 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil. (127)

15 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methil on completion of which she proceeded to Leith. (128)

16 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth. (128)

17 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for Loch Bay. (127)

18 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) arrived at Loch Bay. (127)

19 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Loch Bay to Bangor Bay. (127)

20 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Bangor Bay to Greenock. (127)

27 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Greenock to Douglas, Isle of Man. (127)

28 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Douglas, Isle of Man to Milford Haven. (127)

29 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Milford Haven to Falmouth. (127)

30 Aug 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Falmouth to Plymouth. (127)

3 Sep 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Plymouth for Newhaven. (129)

4 Sep 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) arrived at Newhaven. (129)

5 Sep 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Newhaven. (129)

6 Sep 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Newhaven to Portsmouth. (129)

10 Sep 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Portsmouth for Grimsby. (129)

11 Sep 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) arrived at Grimsby. (129)

12 Sep 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Grimsby to Leith. (129)

13 Sep 1945
HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) proceeded from Leith to Rosyth.

[HMS Dauntless continued her duties as training ship until February 1946, HMS Diomede until October 1945.] (129)

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  121. ADM 53/121174
  122. ADM 53/121175
  123. ADM 53/121175 + ADM 53/121264
  124. ADM 53/121176
  125. ADM 53/121176 + ADM 53/121265
  126. ADM 53/121177 + ADM 53/121266
  127. ADM 53/121178 + ADM 53/121267
  128. ADM 53/121178
  129. ADM 53/121179 + ADM 53/121268

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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