HMS Beagle (H30)

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Royal Navy

Type: Destroyer
Pennant: H 30 
Built by: John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Laid down: 11 Oct, 1929 
Launched: 26 Sep, 1930 
Commissioned: 9 Apr, 1931 
History: Sold to be broken up for scrap on 15 January 1946. 
 6 Feb, 1940
HMS Boadicea (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Kingdon, RN) and HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr.R.H. Wright, RN) sail from Boulogne with the Prime Minister, War cabinet and Chief of Staff for Dover.

22 Jul, 1940
HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) destroyed a German Junkers

JU-87 by pom-pom fire.

13 Sep, 1940
During the night of 13/14 September 1940 the destroyers HMS Highlander (Cdr. W.A. Dallmeyer, RN), HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, RN), HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. F.J.C. Hewitt, RN) and HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) bombard Cherbourg in a sweep through the Seine Bay.

3 Nov, 1940
The German submarine U-99 torpedoes and sinks the British merchant Cassandra about 240 nautical miles west-southwest of Bloody Foreland in position 5358'N, 1413'W. HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) later picks up 54 survivors.

5 Nov, 1940
HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) picks up 28 survivors from the British tanker Scottish Maiden that was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99 about 225 nautical miles west by south of Bloody Foreland in position 5436'N, 1423'W.

9 May, 1945
HMS Beagle headed the liberation of Jersey.


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