They were off Surabaya when they received a signal from Admiral Doorman that they were to proceed to Batavia to fuel and receive orders where to obtain new torpedoes. The enemy fire now became very effective on the almost stationary Exeter which was repeatidly straddled and hit. 26 Aug 1941HMS Exeter (Capt. Prinz Eugen was ahead of her but this was not immediately realised and as the silhoutte of the German ships was almost similar the leading ship was most likely thought to be the Bismarck on board HMS Hood. Howden, CBE, RAN), HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. Exeter machte sich für Notfallreparaturen, die bis Januar 1940 dauerten, auf den Weg nach Port Stanley . USS Houston hauled out to starboard. O.L. HMS Zulu was astern of the enemy and in contact. At 1108/25, HMS Rodney, was told to act on the assumption that the enemy was making for the Bay of Biscay. That day the French light cruiser Duguay-Trouin sailed to sweep round the Cape Verde Islands and then on to St. Paul Rocks. Rowell, RN) joined the convoy. H.M.L. One torpedo was seen to hit. On 31 January, the British light cruiser HMS Danae (Capt. Around this time Rear-Admiral Doorman signaled to Vice-Admiral Helfrich that HrMs Kortenaer had been sunk and that HMS Exeter was damaged and ordered to return to Surabaya under escort by HrMs Witte de With. Moreover, as the British destroyers were too far apart to make a divisional attack they attacked independently. O.L. Gordon, MVO, RN) also participated. 8 Dec 1941HMS Exeter (Capt. (12), 11 Apr 1941HMS Exeter (Capt. These reports indicated that the Bismarck was not able to hold her course and that her steering gear must have been damaged. Ships from Rio de Janeiro for Freetown would sail at dawn on odd numbered days, and ships for the south on even numbered days with HMS Havock as anti-submarine escort and HMS Cumberland in distant support. These tactics were most effective. Chompff, RNN), HrMs Banckert (Lt.Cdr. Ascanius joined the convoy at sea on 7 October 1941.
Between 1700 and 1706 hours, the enemy heavy cruisers commenced, unobserved by the Allied ships, a second torpedo attack. A.A. Tait, RN). At 1108/25, HMS Rodney, was told to act on the assumption that the enemy was making for the Bay of Biscay. Rear-Admiral Doorman hoped they were Allied aircraft but around 0800 hours he had to report to the ships in his force that the promised fighter cover would not be forthcoming. The cruisers HMS Arethusa (Capt. One went round and attacked on the starboard bow a couple of minutes after midnight. G.R. At 1714 hours, HMS Exeter came to a stop and signaled that she had been hit in the boiler rooms. Die Querschotte am Ende ihrer Antriebsmaschinenräume waren 89 mm dick.
The British submarine Severn was refitting at Dakar. About this time a message reached him from Buenos Aires that the Argentinian Foreign Minister had drawn attention to cases of fueling in the Plate by HMS Exeter and HMS Ajax. They had still some 400 nautical miles to go when at 1752 hours when to Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic ordered them to proceed with all possible speed and refuel. The search by HMS Victorious, her aircraft and the 2nd Cruiser Squadron to the north-west also had no result. (29), 13 Jan 1942HMS Exeter (Capt. She was some 17 nautical miles away bearing 330°. Beckett, MVO, DSC, RN (offsite link), died from complications resulting from surgery. The Dutch destroyer HrMs Evertsen was ordered to sail with them but was not ready in time and sailed about two hours later. That evening the Commodore learned that the Doric Star had been sunk by a raider to the south-east of St. Helena.
In the meantime the Admiralty had ordered, ‘Force H’ and ‘Force K’ to conducted a combined patrol on the meridian of 20°E. Shortly afterwards she identified this new enemy as an 8” gun cruiser. The ship was paid-off into Dockyard control on 12 April 1940.
Divers went down to the steering room and managed to centre one rudder but the other remained immovable. Sir F.H.G. The Bismarck now shifted fire from her main and secondary armament to her. Force M; area: Dakar, Senegal. O.L. He therefore cancelled the fuelling of HMS Exeter, due to take place on 7 November from the oiler RFA Olynthus (6888 GRT, built 1918, Master L.N.
However, it is not the operations that stick in my mind, but the ship's company, who to a man and woman, were first class. (20) Howden, CBE, RAN), HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. 1) Two Dutch destroyers, HrMs Witte de With and HrMs Kortenaer. Men were seen jumping overboard at this time and the Captain of the King George V later remarked had he known it he would have ceased fire.
O.L. Two torpedoes were jettisoned. Heavy air attacks were expected that day, but only four enemy aircraft appeared, one of which bombed the screen while another one jettisoned her bombs on being attacked by a Blenheim fighter. Convoy from Bombay to Singapore. For the daily positions of HMS Exeter during the period of 26 November to 3 December 1941 see the map below. The Perth fired several follow up salvoes into the smoke screen which became so dense that the Japanese temporarily lost sight of the Allied fleet. The five largest ships also carried troops; They were evaded as the ships had orders to try to escape to Colombo. Black, RN) and the destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. The British light cruiser HMS Neptune (Capt. 21 Jan 1940HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. (13), 9 Apr 1941HMS Exeter (Capt. They were now ordered to proceed northwards to provide cover for the cruiser patrol in the Island-Faroes passage. The object of the torpedo bombing attack was to slow the enemy down. The Electra and Jupiter had by this time closed the US destroyers and took op a position abeam the cruiser line on the disengaged side. During the night the attacking destroyers were met with heavy and accurate salvoes. After they cleared harbour they proceeded to the east along the coast of Madura for about 20 miles and then they proceeded northwards passing to the east of Bawean Island. May, RN), HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. Also about this time the rear enemy heavy cruiser, the Haguro was hit, apparently in the boiler room, as she emitted billowing clouds of black smoke, though continuing to fire her guns.
The fourth Destroyer Flotilla makes contact, 26 May 1941. She departed Freetown for Rio de Janeiro later the same day. They encountered and were engaged by patrolling Japanese destroyers but managed to escape. Die leichten Kreuzer und Zerstörer schlossen sich auf Entfernungen zwischen 13.000 und 15.000 Yards (12.000 und 14.000 m) und begannen ab 16:03 Uhr mit dem Abfeuern von Typ 93 "Long Lance" -Torpedos . Shortly after 1900/26 HMS Renown and HMS Ark Royal were sighted to the northward. Martin, RN) and HMS Shropshire (Capt. Shortly afterwards they widnessed a successful attack by HMS Maori. O.L. She was ordered to fuel from RFA Olynthus in San Borombon Bay on the 10th and then meet up with HMS Cumberland off Lobos Island at 0600/11.
Shortly afterwards there appeared between the bridge and the stem a glare that might have been a second hit. C. Caslon, RN), HMS Tartar (Cdr. It was received in HMS King George V at 1043 hours and in HMS Renown in 1038 hours. HMS Victorious aircraft attack the Bismarck.
O.L. E.V.St J. Morgan, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. When HMS Exeter finished fueling she immediately put to sea. As the volume of trade in the Plate area was greater than in the Rio de Janeiro – Santos area, HMS Havock was ordered to proceed southwards to the Plate area. Sim, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (2). The US destroyers were astern of the cruiser line and the two Dutch destroyers were about two nautical miles to port of the cruiser line. At 1616 hours, HMS Exeter reported a cruiser and four destroyers bearing 330°, range 14 nautical miles. This destroyer was then engaged with gunfire at ranges between 20000 and 14000 yards. The convoy arrived at Durban, South Africa on 20 June 1941. Between 1700 and 1706 hours, the enemy heavy cruisers commenced, unobserved by the Allied ships, a second torpedo attack. H.J. HMS Electra and HMS Jupiter fired ranging salvoes at the western (leading) enemy force at a maximum range of 15700 yards but all fell short. Sir W.G. E.E.B.
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