Halcyon Class Minesweepers  HMS Sharpshooter
November 1939
 
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HMS SHARPSHOOTER Shipís Log -
Source:  Original records held at Public Records Office ADM 53 / 110545

Date

    At

 

1/11/39

Greenock

Out sweeps

2/11/39

Greenock

Out sweeps
Secured alongside RFA Montenal(?) for oiling.

3/11/39

Greenock

06.00 Employed red watch embarking red meat.
12.10 Weighed and proceeded to Scapa

4/11/39

Firth of Clyde

07.45 Parted company with MS 1 and HMS Bramble.
In company HMS Hebe and HMS Britomart.
10.35 Sweeping approach channels to Loch Ewe.
17.07 At anchor, Loch Ewe

5/11/39

Loch Ewe

Sweeping.
17.40 At anchor Scapa

6/11/39

Scapa

Clean ship18.00 slipped and proceeded to sea

7/11/39

At sea

08.00 Out sweeps.
14.00 return Scapa

8/11/39

Scapa

Clean ship

9/11/39

Scapa

Clean ship

10/11/39

Scapa

Clean ship. Commenced survey of starboard cable.
Completed survey, re-stowed cable.
Secured RFA Petronel alongside.
16.00 Landed patrol (1 PO, 2 AB, 2 STO).
18.00 Patrol returned

11/11/39

Scapa

Cleaned ship.
11.00 Observed 2 minutes silence.
13.00 Landed patrol

12/11/39

Scapa

Cleaning ship.
10.30 Cleared lower deck for Captainís lecture.

13/11/39

Scapa

07.30 Secure for sea.
09.50 Ship not going to sea for sweeping. Clean ship.

14/11/39

Scapa

Slipped and proceeded Loch Eriboll

15/11/39

Loch Eriboll

Clean ship

16/11/39

Loch Eriboll

Proceed to Scapa.
16.00 Lt R T Riley RNVR joined ship

17/11/39

Scapa

Clean ship. Gunnery drills. Lt W R M Alexander joined ship

18/11/39

Scapa

Clean ship

19/11/39

Scapa

Retarded clocks 1 hour. Clean ship

20/11/39

Scapa

To sea, out sweeps.
12.00 Action Stations for Red Alert.
12.30 Secure from Action Stations. In sweeps.
15.35 Secure alongside RFA Mikal

21/11/39

Scapa

To sea, out sweeps.
10.10 Action Stations.
10.45 Secure from Action Stations. In sweeps.
15.45 Secure to buoy, Scrabster Roads.

22/11/39

Scrabster

Clean ship. Proceed to Scapa

Owing to necessity of sweeping Clyde minefields request SHARPSHOOTER may be sailed for Clyde as soon as convenient.

23/11/39

Scapa

Proceed to Greenock

24/11/39

At sea

13.40 Secure alongside Albert Harbour, Eastern Arm, Greenock

25/11/39

Greenock

Clean ship.
13.20 Action Stations.
14.00 Secure from Action Stations.
Secured alongside HMS Speedy.

26/11/39

Greenock

Sweeping channel.
16.25 Secured alongside Princes Pier.
17.00 HMS Speedy secured alongside.

27/11/39

Greenock

Sweeping channel

28/11/39

Greenock

Carry out special clearing sweeps of Clyde Boom.

29/11/39

Greenock

Carry out special clearing sweeps of Clyde Boom

30/11/39

Greenock

Carry out special clearing sweeps of Clyde Boom

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