John Franklin William Hine DSC, RN

Born  1 Feb 1906
Died  1 Dec 1941(35)HMS Jaguar (F 34)


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Ranks

15 May 1926 A/S.Lt.
15 Dec 1926 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1929 Lt.
1 Feb 1937 Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1942 DSC (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for John Franklin William Hine, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Jaguar (F 34)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer1 Aug 19391 Dec 1941 (+)

Career information

Killed in an accident. Hit by a shell from HMS Jervis when a hot gun barrel was being cleared.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Jaguar (F 34)


12 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1030 hours, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), is commissioned at Dumbarton. (1)

14 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Helensburgh (Clyde) for Portland. (1)

15 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived off Portland. Before entering the harbour the first work-up exercises were carried out with the T.S.D.S. system (high speed minesweeping system for destroyers). (1)

19 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) conducted torpedo firing trials off Portland. (1)

21 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) conducted torpedo firing trials off Portland. (1)

26 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived in the Humber. (1)

28 Sep 1939
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Grimsby to Rosyth. (1)

1 Oct 1939
The light cruisers HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral G.F.B. Edward-Collins, CB, KCVO, RN) and HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN) conducted exercises off the Firth of Forth during which they were escorted by the destroyers HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN). (2)

10 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Rosyth to Leith where she is immediately docked for repairs to her shafts and propellers. (2)

29 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) is undocked. (2)

30 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) conducted post repair trials off Leith. (2)

31 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) conducted post repair trials off Leith. (2)

1 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Leith to Rosyth. (3)

2 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Rosyth for East Coast patrol and escort duties. (3)

4 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Leith after patrol and escort duties. (3)

5 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Leith to Methil Roads.

Later that day she departed for patrol and East Coast convoy duties. (3)

6 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) joined HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN) which is escorting a convoy. The two destroyers then remained in company for patrol and escort duties. They arrived in the Humber in the late afternoon of the 7th. (3)

12 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN) departed the Humber for patrol and escort duty. They returned later the same day. (3)

14 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
THe AA cruiser HMS Calcutta (Capt. H.A. Packer, RN) and the destroyers HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN) departed the Humber to escort convoy FS 36. They returned to the Humber later the same day.

16 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed the Humber and joined convoy FS 37 as additional escort. She returned to the Humber in the afternoon of the 17th. (3)

21 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) patrolled off the Humber in the afternoon / evening. She returned to the Humber late in the evening. She had been attacked by a German seaplane at 1919 hours but was only strafed with tracer bullets. (3)

28 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1500/28, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN), departed Immingham for a night patrol. They returned to Immingham around 0930/29. (3)

7 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1545/5, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) departed Immingham. At sea they encountered the damaged HMS Jersey (Lt.Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN) and her sister ships HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN) and HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN).

HMS Janus and HMS Jaguar then proceeded on patrol for the night. They returned to Immingham the following morning.

The damaged HMS Jersey then continued on to the Humber as did HMS Juno and HMS Jupiter.

16 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN) and HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) departed Immingham shortly after noon on the 16th for Sullom Voe where they arrived at 1100/17 to fuel and then proceed on convoy escort duty.

23 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 0900 hours, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), arrived at Scapa Flow from convoy escort duty with defects.

In the afternoon she went alongside the destroyer tender HMS Greenwich (Cdr.(Retd.) J.H. Pipe, RN) for repairs. (4)

25 Dec 1939
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Scapa Flow to Immingham.

The next day she commenced boiler cleaning at Immingham. (4)

10 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1500/10, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) departed Immingham for patrol.

They returned to harbour around 0900/11. (5)

13 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Immingham around 1415/13. At sea she joined HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) around 1630/13. Both destroyers then proceeded on an A/S search. Both destroyers patrolled throughout the night. (5)

22 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1600 hours HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) departed Immingham for Rosyth. (5)

23 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0900 hours HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) arrived at Rosyth from Immingham. (5)

24 Jan 1940
Shortly before 0900 hours, HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN), departed Rosyth for an A/S hunt. They were followed by HMS Ashanti (Cdr. W.G. Davis, RN) around 0915 hours. An enemy submarine was reported off Kinnaird Head.

At 1125 hours, HMS Javelin parted company to return to Rosyth.

Shortly after 1400 hours a contact was obtained and first HMS Jackal and then HMS Jaguar dropped depth charges.

At 1505 hours, HMS Ashanti parted company and proceeded to Portsmouh for a refit. She arrived there in the evening of the 26th.

HMS Jackal and HMS Jaguar remained on patrol until 0730/26 when HMS Jackal parted company to return to Rosyth. Around 0445/26, they had been joined by HMS Javelin which had departed Rosyth at 2215/25. HMS Jaguar and HMS Javelin remained on patrol until late in the evening of the 26th when they arrived at Invergordon. They had been ordered to proceed there due to a strong gale being forecasted.

27 Jan 1940
HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) departed Invergordon for patrol shortly after 0900/27.

HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Invergordon at 1730/27 and joined HMS Javelin at sea shortly before 2000/27.

At 1600/28 they were joined by HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) which came from Rosyth. HMS Jaguar then parted company and proceeded to Scapa Flow arrinving there shortly before 1730/28.

HMS Javelin parted company with HMS Jackal at 0740/30 and arrived at Scapa Flow at 0900/30.

HMS Javelin rejoined HMS Jackal at 0545/31.

HMS Jackal and HMS Javelin arrived at Rosyth around 0430/1 escorting the tanker Athelknight (British (tanker), 8940 GRT, built 1930). (6)

2 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rosyth. (7)

3 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Rosyth from Scapa Flow. (7)

5 Feb 1940
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Rosyth to join the escort of convoy MT 4 from Methil to the Tyne. The sloop HMS Londonderry (Cdr. T.L. Beevor, RN) was also escorting this convoy.

After delivering the convoy the following morning HMS Jackal proceeded to Immingham arriving there in the early evening of the 6th. HMS Jaguar entered the Tyne.

7 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The large convoy FS 90 (almost 50 ships) departed the Tyne for Southend where it arrived on 9 February. It was escorted by the AA destroyer HMS Westminster (Lt.Cdr. A.A.C. Ouvry, RN) and the sloop HMS Londonderry (Cdr. T.L. Beevor, RN). Additionally the destroyer HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) also escorted the convoy part of the way south. HMS Jaguar returned to Rosyth on the 9th.

11 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy FS 93 (22 or 23 ships) departed the Tyne for Southend where it arrived on 13 February. It was escorted by the AA destroyer HMS Vega (Cdr. C.I Horton, RN) and the sloop HMS Stork (Cdr. A.C. Behague, RN). Additionally the destroyer HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was also part of the escort.

14 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy FN 94 (26 ships) departed Southend for the Tyne where it arrived on 16 February. It was escorted by AA destroyer HMS Vega (Cdr. C.I Horton, RN) and the sloop HMS Stork (Cdr. A.C. Behague, RN). Additionally the destroyer HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was also part of the escort.

18 Feb 1940
Convoy MT 14 (14 ships) departed Methil for the Tyne where it arrived later today. It was escorted by AA destroyer HMS Vega (Cdr. C.I Horton, RN) and the sloop HMS Stork (Cdr. A.C. Behague, RN). Additionally the destroyer HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was also part of the escort.

The same escort departed the Tyne later the same day with convoy FS 99 from the Tyne to Southend where it arrived on 20 February. HMS Jaguar however did not escort this convoy all the way as she returned to Rosyth on 19 February.

20 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy MT 15 (26 ships) departed Methil for the Tyne where it arrived later today. It was escorted by AA destroyer HMS Whitley (Lt.Cdr. G.N. Rolfe, RN) and the sloop HMS Egret (Cdr. D.P. Evans, RN). Additionally the destroyer HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was also part of the escort.

The same escort departed the Tyne later the same day with convoy FS 101 (22 ships) from the Tyne to Southend where it arrived on 22

22 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived in the Humber after east coast convoy escort duty.

1 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed the Humber for Rosyth. (8)

2 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Rosyth from the Humber. (8)

11 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy MT 28 (21 ships) departed Methil for the Tyne where it arrived the next day. It was escorted by trawlers from the 19th A/S Group (This group was made up of four A/S trawlers; HMS Greenfly (Cdr.(Retd.) D.A. Stride, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR), HMS Lord Plender (Ch.Skr. J.M.T. Brebner, RNR) and HMS Stella Pegasi (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). This last trawler was in dockyard hand at Leith and therefore could not have been part of the escort). The destroyers destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) were also part of the escort. (8)

11 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Convoy FS 119 (ca. 23 ships) departed the Tyne escorted by the AA destroyer HMS Valorous (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, RN) and the sloops HMS Hastings (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Alison, RN) and HMS Lowestoft (Cdr. A.M. Knapp, RN). The destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) covered the convoy for part of the way south. These two destroyers arrived in the Humber on 12 March. The convoy arrived at Southend on 13 March. (8)

12 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed the Humber for Dundee. (7)

13 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Dundee where she was taken in hand for repairs and refit. (7)

1 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her repairs and refit, HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Dundee to Rosyth. (7)

2 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Rosyth for Scapa Flow escorting the small store ship Cromarty Firth (British, 538 GRT, built 1937).

They arrived at Scapa Flow the following day. (9)

4 May 1940
Around 1600A/4, the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (Capt. C.S. Holland, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral L.V. Wells, CB, DSO, RN), AA cruiser, AA cruiser HMS Curlew (Capt. B.C.B. Brooke, RN) and the destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, RN), HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St J. Morgan, RN), HMS Mashona (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. J.A. Giffard, RN), HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Scapa Flow for operations off Norway.

On the 6th, HMS Ark Royal flew of a Walrus to Harstad with the Staff Officer Operations onboard. He was to confer with Admiral of the Fleet W.H.D. Boyle (Lord Cork), GCB, GCVO, RN, the Flag Officer, Northern Norway.

In the afternoon of the 6th, HMS Ark Royal flew off six Skua's for a fighter patrol over Tjelsundet, Bogen and Harstad. One aircraft reported having sighted a submarine near the Andenes Lighthouse. Therefore an A/S patrol of three Swordfish was flown off but these sighted nothing.

At 0640A/7, HMS Encounter and HMS Jaguar were detached to fuel at Harstad. They returned at 2000A/7 at which time HMS Sikh and HMS Tartar were detached to fuel at Harstad.

On the 7th, flight operations were carried out by HMS Ark Royal, these included fighter patrols in the Narvik / Harstad area. Also the Walrus aircraft with the Staff Officer Operations returned to HMS Ark Royal. Two Swordfish aircraft carried out a photographic reconnaissance of the area east of Bogen.

HMS Sikh and HMS Tartar rejoined at 1054/8. Later that day, at 1737A/8, HMS Inglefield and HMS Mashona were sent to Harstad to fuel.

On the 8th, flight operations were carried out by HMS Ark Royal, these included the usual fighter patrols in the Narvik / Harstad area. In the afternoon Skua's damaged two enemy bombers and forced a enemy flying boat down. One of the Skua's was lost in this last engagement. The crew was safe and later returned to HMS Ark Royal. Also one Swordfish carried out a photographic reconnaissance of the east east of Bogen and the Herjangsfjord. In the afternoon two more Swordfish conducted an A/S patrol around the carrier force.

At 0902A/9, HMS Inglefield and HMS Mashona rejoined. At 1315A/9, HMS Jaguar was detached to Harstad. At 2253A/9, HMS Encounter was detached to Harstad.

On the 9th, flight operations were carried out by HMS Ark Royal. The flying operations started around 0800A/9 with a strike force of 9 Swordfish aircraft which were to to carry out an attack on the railway line at Nordalsbroen, Hundalen and Sildvik. They were followed by three Skua's which were to give fighter protection for this Swordfish strike force. Two more Skua's were then flown off for a defensive patrol. Three of the Swordfish had to return to HMS Ark Royal and one had to ditch and the crew was picked up by a destroyer. The remaining Swordfish successfully attacked railway infrastructure. One of the Skua's of the fighter cover for the Swordfish had to crash land due to engine problems. It's crew survived and managed to escape capture by the Germans. No flying was prossible for the remainder of the day due to the weather conditions.

At 0225/10, HMS Jaguar rejoined followed by HMS Encounter at 1703A/10 at which time HMS Sikh and HMS Tartar were detached for Harstad.

On the 10th, no flying was possible until early afternoon when 2 flights of three Skua's each were flown off for fighter patrols in the Narvik, area. Fighted patrols were maintained throughout the remainder of the day.

At 1355A/11, HMS Sikh and HMS Tartar rejoined and HMS Mashona and HMS Jaguar were detached with orders to proceed to Scapa Flow.

On the 11th, flying commenced around 1000 hours when three Skua's were flown off to provide fighter cover for Allied convoys. This fighter cover was maintained throughout the day.

On the 12th, flying commenced around 0400 hours with Skua's been again flown off for convoy fighter cover. These fighter patrols were discontinued around noon. In late afternoon aircraft were flown off for operations and fighter patrols in the Narvik area.

At 1304A/13, HMS Curlew and HMS Inglefield were detached to fuel at Harstad.

On the 13th, flying already started at 0215 hours when two Skua's were flown off for fighter patrol over Herjangsfjord. Also a Swordfish was flown off for reconnaissance duty for the Army. Fighter patrols would be maintained over the Fleet and various areas throughout early in the morning. Also several strike forces were flown off to engage land targets. Flying was halted around 0800 hours due to the unsuitable weather conditions.

At 0830A/14, HMS Inglefield rejoined. At 1338A/14, the destroyers HMS Westcott (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN) and HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN) joined. At the same time HMS Inglefield and HMS Sikh were detached with orders to proceed to Scapa Flow while HMS Encounter was detached to Harstad. At 1350A/14, HMS Curlew rejoined but she left again at 2057A/14.

On the 14th, flying commenced only at 1100 hours when three Skua's were flown off for a fighter patrol over Bjerkvik. Fighted patrols were maintained throughout the day in various areas.

At 0615A/15, HMS Encounter rejoined. HMS Tartar parted company on the 15th, also to fuel at Harstad (no time given).

On 15 May, flying commenced shortly after 0400 hours, when two Skua's were flown off for a fighter patrol over Hartvig. Fighter patrols were maintained over several area's throughout the day. Also several stike forces of Swordfish aircraft were flown off during the day.

At 0703A/16, HMS Westcott parted company to proceed to Harstad to effect repairs there as she was suffering from engine trouble and her Asdic was out of action. At 1044A/16, HMS Tartar rejoined. At 1800A/16, HMS Volunteer was detached to fuel at Harstad.

On 16 May, flying commenced around 0300 hours, when a strike force of 9 Swordfish was flown off to attack enemy troops and stores on the Hemnes Peninsula in the Ranfjorden. Three Skua's were also flown off to give them fighter protection. They also were to sink the damaged troopship Chrobry (Polish, 11442 GRT, built 1939). One bomb hit the ship and she finally sank. Earlier attempts had failed to sink the derelict wreck. Fighter patrols made up of Skua's were flown off throughout the day to patrol in various areas. Also late in the afternoon a Swordfish was flown off for a photographic reconnaissance.

At 2100A/17, HMS Volunteer rejoined from Harstad.

On the 17th, fighter protection was provided for HMS Effingham (Capt. J.M. Howson, RN), HMS Cairo (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN), HMS Coventry (Capt. R.F.J. Onslow, DSC, RN), HMS Matabele (Cdr. G.K. Whitmy-Smith, RN) and HMS Echo (Cdr. S.H.K. Spurgeon, DSO, RAN) which where en-route from Harstard to Bodo carrying troops. These fighter patrols continued until 0630A/18.

At 0200A/18, the destroyer HMS Brazen (Lt.Cdr. Sir M. Culme-Seymour, RN) joined. At 1445A/18, the destroyer HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. R.T. White, RN) joined. At 1800A/18, HMS Encounter was detached to oil. HMS Tartar was also detached on this day (no time given).

Late the 18th, two groups of three Skua's were flown off by HMS Ark Royal for figher cover in the Narvik area.

At 1612A/19, HMS Encounter rejoined. At 1900A/19, HMS Volunteer parted company to oil at Harstad.

On the 19th, No flying took place as conditions inshore were unsuitable.

At 1830A/20, HMS Volunteer rejoined and HMS Brazen was detached to oil at Harstad.

On the 20th, around 0330 hours, HMS Ark Royal flew off a strike force of 9 Swordfish that was to attack Hundalen and Sildvik. Around the same time 3 Skua's were flown off for a fighter patrol in the Narvik area. More Skua fighters patrols for the Narvik area were flown off at 0400 and 0600 hours. When these aircraft all returned later in the morning, visibility had deteriorated and flying was halted for the remainder of the day.

At 1928A/21, HMS Brazen rejoined.

On 21 June HMS Ark Royal flew of 6 Skua's around 0300 hours for a fighter patrol near Bardufoss airfield to cover the landing of Gladiator fighters there that were flown off from HMS Furious. Later Skua's were flown off to conduct a fighter patrol off Bardufoss.

Around 2345A/22, HMS Volunteer and HMS Encounter lost touch in thick fog. They only rejoined at 1523/23, after the fog had cleared. HMS Ark Royal now ended her operations off Norway and course was set to return to Scapa Flow.

At 0455A/24, HMS Antelope was detached followed by HMS Brazen at 1518A/24. HMS Ark Royal, HMS Volunteer and HMS Encounter arrived at Scapa Flow around 1915A/24.

12 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 2100 hours, HMS Mashona (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), arrived at Scapa Flow from operations off Northern Norway. (10)

15 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Harwich for patrol. At sea she joined HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) which had departed Rosyth earlier that day. Both destroyers remained out on patrol until they returned to Harwich on 17 May 1940.

18 May 1940

Operation Quixote.

Cutting of underwater telephone lines between Scandinavia and the U.K.

On 18 May 1940 the auxiliary M/S trawlers HMS Cape Melville (Ch.Skr. A. Flaws, RNR), HMS Grampian (Lt.Cdr. A. Longmuir, RNR), HMS James Lay (Skr. W.H. Makings, RNR), HMS Milford Princess (T/Skr. J.W. Cook, RNR), HMS Milford Queen (T/Skr. F.J. Burgess, RNR) and HMS Pelton (Skr. J.A. Sutherland, RNR) departed Harwich to cut underwater telephone cables. They were escorted by the patrol vessel HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) D.F. Beattie, RN). Cover for the operation was provided by the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN).

21 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) returned to Harwich from operations. (7)

26 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) returned to Harwich. (7)

27 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Grenade (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) departed Harwich shortly after midnight. They returned later the same day.

[No further details available.]

28 May 1940
HMS Codrington (Capt. G.F. Stevens-Guille, DSO, OBE, RN), HMS Grenade (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) departed Harwich for patrol. Later they were ordered to proceed to Dunkirk to pick up troops.

En-route HMS Codrington, HMS Jaguar and HMS Javelin picked up thirty-three survivors from the British merchant vessel Abukir which had been sunk with troops on board she had taken off at Ostend, Belgium.

Apparently these three destroyers then proceeded to Dunkirk.

29 May 1940
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine RN) is damaged in a German air attack when she was inside Dunkirk harbour alongside the east mole. During the attack she was alongside HMS Grenade (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, RN) which was also bombed and finally sank outside the harbour due to the damage sustained.

The troops which were on board HMS Jaguar had to be transferred to other ships. She then made off for Dover being towed by HMS Express (Cdr. J.G. Bickford, DSC, RN) for part of the way.

She was finally towed into Dover by a tug.

31 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the afternoon the damaged destroyers HMS Gallant (Lt.Cdr. C.P.F. Brown, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine RN) departed Dover in the afternoon to proceed to the Humber to effect repairs.

They arrived at Immingham the following day.

23 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed the Humber for patrol. (11)

26 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Rosyth from the Humber. (7)

2 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived in the Humber. (7)

3 Jul 1940
The auxiliary minelayer HMS Teviotbank (Cdr.(Retd.) R.D. King-Harman, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Immingham to lay minefield BS 21. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN).

The minelayer apparently returned to Immingham the following day. The destroyers apparently remained on patrol and returned to the Humber on the 5th. (11)

1 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) returned to Immingham. (7)

2 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Immingham for patrol. At sea she joined HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) which was already on patrol. (7)

5 Aug 1940
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) returned to Immingham from patrol. (7)

6 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Immingham at 2000/6 for, eventually, Scapa Flow.

At first they were to proceed to Aberdeen off which port they were to join the transports St. Magnus (1530 GRT, built 1924) and St. Rognvald (1069 GRT, built 1901) and escort them to Kirkwall and Lerwick.

Both destroyers continued on with the St. Rognvald to Lerwick where they took on board British Army personnel and landed them at Scrabster.

Both destroyers then arrived at Scapa Flow on the 8th where they joined the Home Fleet.

10 Aug 1940
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Cattistock (Lt.Cdr R.A. Ewing, RN) departed Scapa Flow for exercises to the west of the Orkneys on completion of which they were ordered to join the escort of convoy HX 61 from Cape Wrath to the Pentland Firth.

HMS Jaguar was however soon ordered to proceed to position 58°38'N, 04°35'W to rescue the crew of the small merchant vessel Albula (Dutch, 329 GRT, built 1936), from convoy OA 196, which had been in a collision and was reported to be in a sinking condition.

Convoy HX 61 was not contacted at all as it had been delayed by heavy weather and the destroyers returned to Scapa Flow at 0900/11.

(12)

16 Aug 1940
HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN), HMS Firedrake (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Norris, DSC, RN), HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Scapa Flow to Port ZA (Loch Alsh) for an upcoming minelaying opertion. (10)

17 Aug 1940
The auxiliary minelayers Menestheus (Capt. W.H.D. Friedberger, RN), Port Napier (Capt.(Retd.) J.N. Tait, CBE, DSC, RN), Port Quebec (Capt.(Retd.) E.C. Watson, RN), Southern Prince (A/Capt. E.M.C. Barraclough, RN) departed Port ZA (Loch Alsh) for minelaying mission SN 12.

They were escorted by the AA cruiser HMS Cairo (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) and the destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN), HMS Firedrake (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Norris, DSC, RN), HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN).

HMS Firedrake was relieved by HMS Echo (Cdr. S.H.K. Spurgeon, DSO, RAN) on the 18th (she had sailed from Scapa Flow at 1030/18) after which HMS Firedrake proceeded to Scapa Flow.

The auxiliary minelayers returned to Port ZA shortly before 0100/19 escorted by HMS Inglefield and HMS Echo. HMS Javelin and HMS Jaguar proceeded to Scapa Flow where they arrived at 0630/19. (13)

26 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Scapa Flow at 0320 hours to reinfore the escort of convoy HX 65A from Cape Wrath to the Pentland Firth but apparently this was changed and they joined convoy OA 204 instead which came from Methil.

After their convoy escort duty the destroyers set course for Lerwick. (10)

27 Aug 1940
HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Lerwick at 1730 hours escorting the merchant vessel Lochnavar (British, 1523 GRT, built 1906) to Aberdeen following which the destroyers proceeded to Scapa Flow arriving on the 28th. (10)

28 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. R.T. White, DSO, RN) departed Scapa Flow at 1700/28 for an A/S hunt to a position 14 miles 360° from Sule Skerry. From there they carried out an anti-submarine sweep towards Sumburgh Head to search for a submarine sighted at 1200/28, ten nautical miles 270° from Sumburgh Head. Enemy course was reported as being 270°.

No A/S contact was obtained during the sweep and the destroyers returned to Scapa Flow at dawn on the 29th. (10)

4 Sep 1940
HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), HMS Ambuscade (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) and HMS Wolverine (Cdr. R.H. Craske, RN) arrived at the Clyde on the 4th together with HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. E.R. Mainguy, RCN) and the battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. E.R. Archer, RN). They had been escorting convoy TC 7.

HMS Javelin and HMS Jaguar both departed the Clyde again later the same day. HMS Javelin was to proceed to the Humber while HMS Jaguar was to proceed to Rosyth. (10)

5 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (7)

9 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. C.L. Firth, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed the Clyde for Port ZA and Scapa Flow respectively. (10)

10 Sep 1940
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow at 0850 hours.

She departed Scapa Flow later the same day for the Humber. (14)

11 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived in the Humber from Scapa Flow. (7)

19 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 19/20 September 1940, HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), patrolled off the Humber. (11)

25 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 25/26 September 1940, HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), patrolled off the Humber. (11)

10 Oct 1940

Operation Medium.


Bombardment of Cherbourg.

10 October 1940.

The battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. E.R. Archer, RN) departed Plymouth for a night bombardment of Cherbourg during the night of 10/11 October. She was being escorted by the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. C.L. Firth, MVO, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN), HMS Jupiter (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN), HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) and HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN).

A cover force was also sailed from Plymouth on the same day. This force was to provide cover to the east of the bombardment force and was made up of the light cruisers HMS Newcastle (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN), HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN), the British destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN), HMS Wanderer (Cdr. J.H. Ruck-Keene, DSC, RN and the Polish destroyers Garland (Cdr. K. Namiesniowski, ORP) and Burza (Cdr. A. Doroszkowski, ORP).

The light cruiser HMS Cardiff (Capt. P.K. Enright, RN) escorted by the destroyers HMS Witch (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Barnes, RN) and HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN) departed Portsmouth to provide cover for the operation to the west of the bombardment force.

A flotilla of MA/SB boats was sailed from Plymouth to provide anti E-boat protection. These were HMS MA/SB 40, HMS MA/SB 42, HMS MA/SB 43, HMS MA/SB 44, HMS MA/SB 45, HMS MA/SB 46 and HMS MA/SB 51.

During the bombardment, which started around 0330A/11 and laster for about 20 minutes, HMS Revenge fired 120 rounds of 15” in eighteen minutes from range between 14000 and 16000 yards. Her escorting destroyers fired 801 rounds of 4.7” during the first four minutes of the bombardment and then formed a screen on the battleship.

Large fires were seen to erupt in the target area. Shore defences opened up as for being under air attack. The ships were fired on only after the bombardment had ceased. No ships were hit though despite the enemy fire being accurate.

The western cover group returned to Plymouth at 0800A/11.

The bombardment force and the eastern cover group arrived at Portsmouth around the same time.

19 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and Blyskawica (Lt.Cdr. W. Franki) departed Plymouth on the 19th. They returned to following day. Presumably they had been on patrol. (15)

25 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Plymouth presumably for patrol. They returned the following day. (16)

5 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Plymouth for patrol. She returned to Plymouth the next day.

7 Feb 1941
HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO, RN), HMS Janus (Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN) departed Alexandria for Suda Bay. En-route they were to conduct an A/S sweep. They arrived at Suda Bay the following day, early in the afternoon. (17)

8 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1530/8, HMS Janus (Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Suda Bay. They were followed at 1615/9 by HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO, RN) and HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN). Presumably they went on patrol in the Aegean.

All four destroyers returned to Suda Bay at 1050/9. (18)

15 Feb 1941
At 1145/15, HMS Janus (Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Suda Bay for patrol. They were joined at sea later by HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO, RN) and HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN) which departed Suda Bay at 1800/15.

They patrolled in the Kithera Channel during the night of 15/16 February.

It seems likely that they returned to Suda Bay on the 16th. (19)

18 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN) arrived at Alexandria at 1620 hours from the Aegean. (20)

1 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1825B/1, HMS Nubian (Cdr. C.W. Ravenhill, RN), HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Alexandria from operations. (21)

3 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Janus (Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Alexandria to Port Said. They were to proceed to the Red Sea to bolster the naval forces there.

When it was find out that two of the Italian destroyers in the Red Sea had been sunk they departed Port Said later the same day to return to Alexandria. (17)

4 Apr 1941
HMS Janus (Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) returned to Alexandria. (17)

13 Jun 1941
The light cruiser HMS Ajax (Capt. E.D.B. McCarthy, RN) and the destroyers HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Haifa early in the afternoon to return to Alexandria. They were joined at sea by HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt.Cdr. C.P.F. Brown, DSC, RN). (22)

14 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ajax (Capt. E.D.B. McCarthy, RN), HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN), HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt.Cdr. C.P.F. Brown, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria from Haifa after operations off Syria. (22)

25 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) shifted from Haifa to Alexandria. (22)

10 Jul 1941
HMS Valiant (Capt. C.E. Morgan, DSO, RN), HMNZS Leander (Capt. R.H. Bevan, RN), HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (23)

11 Jul 1941
Around 0700C/11, HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMAS Voyager (Cdr. J.C. Morrow, DSO, RAN) departed Alexandria with troops and stores for Tobruk.

HMAS Voyager however soon developed engine problems and had to return to Alexandria for repairs. She arrived back around 0830C/11.

Meanwhile it had become known that HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Farnfield, RN) had been sunk and the HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. R. Rhoades, RAN) was returning to Alexandria with survivors. HMS Hero was then ordered to go to the assitance of HMAS Vendetta. HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was also sailed from Alexandria for the same purpose.

HMAS Vendetta, HMS Hero and HMS Jaguar arrived at Alexandria around 2020C/11.

HMAS Voyager, with her repairs completed, had departed Alexandria around 1930C/11 for post-repair trials. She returned one hour later with the trials successfully completed. (24)

16 Jul 1941
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Alexandria at 1245/16 to escort convoy LE 25 (no further details known) to Beirut.

HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN) also departed Alexandria that day, but earlier, at 0725 hours, to proceed to Port Said where she picked up the remainder of the convoy and then make rendez-vous at sea.

At 2030 hours the AA cruiser HMS Coventry (Capt. W.P. Carne, RN) departed Alexandria to overtake and join the convoy.

The convoy arrived at Beirut on the 18th. Cover had been provided by the light cruiser HMS Ajax (Capt. E.D.B. McCarthy, RN) and two other destroyers [must have been either HMS Hasty, HMS Jackal, HMS Kingston and / or HMAS Nizam.] (23)

25 Jul 1941
HMNZS Leander (Capt. R.H. Bevan, RN), HMS Latona (Capt. S.L. Bateson, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) embarked troops for Famagusta at Port Said. The troops were landed there during the night of 25/26 July. At Famagusta HMS Jaguar and HMS Latona (Capt. S.L. Bateson, RN) collided.

After disembarking the troops HMS Latona and HMS Jaguar departed Famagusta for Haifa while HMNZS Leander proceeded to Alexandria where she arrived at 1715/26. (22)

28 Jul 1941
Around 1800C/28, the light cruiser HMS Neptune (Capt. R.C. O'Conor, RN), fast minelayer HMS Latona (Capt. S.L. Bateson, RN) and the destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Haifa for Alexandria. At sea they were joined by the fast minelayer HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Peydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN). All ships arrived at Alexandria around 1000C/29. (25)

4 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr. M.J. Clark, RAN) departed Alexandria at 0830/4 to carry supplies to Tobruk. They returned to Alexandria at 1430/5. (26)

6 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr. M.J. Clark, RAN) departed Alexandria at 0730/6 to carry supplies to Tobruk. They returned to Alexandria at 1225/7 together with HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO, RN) and HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, DSO, DSC, RN) which returned from operation off Mersa Matruh. (26)

8 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1130/8 hours, HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN), departed Alexandria after an enemy supply ship is reported by air reconnaissance proceeding towards Mersa Matruh. No enemy ship is encountered and the destroyers returned to Alexandria at 0320/9. (26)

13 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Alexandria at 0810/13 to carry supplies to Tobruk. They returned to Alexandria the following day. (26)

15 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Alexandria to carry supplies to Tobruk. They returned to Alexandria the following day. (22)

17 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 0745/17, the fast minelayer HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Peydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) and the destroyers and HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria with supplies for Tobruk.

They returned to Alexandria at noon the following day. (26)

22 Sep 1941
At 0800B/22, the fast minelayer HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Peydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) and the destroyers and HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Griffin (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO, RN) departed Alexandria with supplies for Tobruk.

Their return passage was covered by the light cruisers HMS Ajax (Capt. E.D.B. McCarthy, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.B. Rawlings, OBE, RN), HMS Neptune (Capt. R.C. O'Conor, RN) and HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, CBE, RAN) which departed Alexandria around 2200B/22.

All ships returned to Alexandria around noon the following day. (26)

24 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Griffin (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO, RN) departed Alexandria at0835 hours for exercises at sea. They remained out during the night of 24/25 September and returned to Alexandria on the 25th. (26)

27 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 0815/27, the fast minelayer HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Peydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) and the destroyers and HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Griffin (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO, RN) departed Alexandria with supplies for Tobruk.

They returned to Alexandria at 1220/28. (26)

2 Oct 1941
The destroyers HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) were sent out from Alexandria at 0615 hours for an A/S search after the A/S whaler HMS Klo had reported being attacked by an enemy submarine.

They sailed together with HMS Kimberley (Cdr. J.S.M. Richardson, DSO, RN) and HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, DSO, DSC, RN) but these two apparently did not go to the assistance of HMS Klo.

At 0947 hours, the destroyers HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St.Clair-Ford, RN), HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.P. Thew, RN), HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN), HMS Griffin (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) also departed Alexandria for exercises followed by the battleships HMS Queen Elizabeth (Capt. C.B. Barry, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Admiral Sir A.B. Cunningham, GCB, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Barham (Capt. G.C. Cooke, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral H.D. Pridham-Whippell, KCB, CVO, RN) and HMS Valiant (Capt. C.E. Morgan, DSO, RN) at 1015 hours. It had been intedend to sail earlier but the submarine-report from HMS Klo delayed the start of the exercises. Light cruiser HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, CBE, RAN) sailed around noon to join the exercises.

The ships (minus HMAS Hobart) remained out for exercises during the night and they returned to Alexandria as follows;

0820B/3; HMS Kandahar, HMS Hero and HMS Decoy.

0855B/3; HMS Barham, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Valiant, HMS Kipling, HMS Kimberley, HMS Jupiter, HMS Hotspur and HMS Griffin.

0925B/3; HMS Kingston and HMS Jaguar. These last two destroyers entered Alexandria with the submarine HMS Triumph (Cdr. W.J.W. Woods, RN) which returned from patrol.

HMAS Hobart had already returned at 2345B/2. (27)

18 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 0800/18, the fast minelayer HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Peydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) and the destroyers and HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Griffin (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO, RN) departed Alexandria with supplies for Tobruk.

They returned to Alexandria at 1315/19 (HMS Abdiel) and 1540/19 (the three destroyers). (28)

20 Oct 1941
The light cruisers HMS Ajax (Capt. E.D.B. McCarthy, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.B. Rawlings, OBE, RN), HMS Galatea (Capt. E.W.B. Sim, RN) and HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, CBE, RAN) and the destroyers HMS Griffin (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Alexandria at 0830B/20 to bombard an enemy gun battery near Tobruk during the night of 20/21 October.

The cruisers returned to Alexandria at 1330B/21. At 0610B/21 the destroyers had been detached to go to the assistance of the gunboat HMS Gnat (Lt.Cdr. S.R.H. Davenport, RN) which had been torpedoed and heavily damaged. Due to the air threat they remained near Mersa Matruh and were not allowed to proceed further to the west. HMS Griffin and HMS Jaguar were later joined by the escort destroyers HMS Avon Vale (Lt.Cdr. P.A.R. Withers, DSO, RN) and HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, RN).

They contacted the damaged gunboat before sunset. HMS Griffin took HMS Gnat in tow escorted by HMS Jaguar and the A/S whalers HMSAS Southern Maid and HMS Klo.

Tow was later passed to the tug HMS St. Monance.

HMS Jaguar, HMS Avon Vale and HMS Eridge arrived at Alexandria at 0030B/23.

HMS Gnat and HMS Griffin arrived at Alexandria later on 23 October. (28)

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  14. ADM 199/376 + ADM 199/2557
  15. ADM 187/10
  16. ADM 187/10 + ADM 199/2557 + ADM 199/2558
  17. ADM 199/414
  18. ADM 53/115234
  19. ADM 53/115234 + ADM 199/414
  20. ADM 53/115209
  21. ADM 53/115210
  22. ADM 199/415
  23. ADM 53/115212 + ADM 199/415
  24. ADM 53/115212 + ADM 199/415 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Voyager for July 1941
  25. ADM 53/114776 + ADM 199/415
  26. ADM 53/115213 + ADM 199/415
  27. ADM 53/115214 + ADM 199/415
  28. ADM 53/115215 + ADM 199/415

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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