Reginald Maxwell Servaes, RN

Born  25 Jul 1893
Died  18 Nov 1978(85)


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Ranks

15 Jan 1911 Mid.
15 May 1913 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1914 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1915 Lt.
15 Apr 1923 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1928 Cdr.
31 Dec 1935 Capt.
2 Jan 1945 R.Adm.
2 Sep 1948 V.Adm.(Retd.)

Retired: 2 Sep 1948


Decorations

11 Jul 1940 CBE
12 Jul 1947 CB

Warship Commands listed for Reginald Maxwell Servaes, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS London (69)Capt.Heavy cruiser10 Dec 19406 Nov 1941
HMS London (69)Capt.Heavy cruiser10 Dec 194119 Dec 1942

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Heavy cruiser HMS London (69)


7 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Nearing the end of her reconstruction at the Chatham Dockyard, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), is recommissioned at 0900 hours.

HMS London had been undergoing a major reconstruction at the Chatham Dockyard since early March 1939. Originally the reconstruction had been sheduled to be completed around August 1940 but other commitments for the dockyard delayed the original completion date by around half a year. During her reconstruction HMS London had been in dockyard control with no crew assigned. (1)

4 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) proceeded from the Chatham Dockyard to Sheerness. (2)

5 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted compass swing and D/G trials off Sheerness. (2)

6 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1205A/6, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed Sheerness for Scapa Flow to commence a work-up period there. She was escorted by the escort destroyers HMS Garth (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Dyke, RN) and HMS Cottesmore (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, RN).

Around 0845A/7, the destroyer HMS Mashona (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) joined company.

Around 0950A/7, the destroyer HMS Matabele (Cdr. R.St.V. Sherbrooke, DSO, RN) joined company.

Around 1005A/7, HMS Garth and HMS Cottesmore parted companay.

HMS London, HMS Mashona and HMS Matabele arrived at Scapa Flow around 1530A/7. (2)

10 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted 8" gunnery trials at Scapa Flow. Following this she made several runs over the D/G range. (2)

18 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted aircraft launching and recovering exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

19 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

20 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

24 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

27 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted compass swing and D/F calibration trials at Scapa Flow. (2)

31 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted torpedo firing exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

8 Apr 1941

Convoy SL 71.

This convoy departed Freetown on 8 April 1941 and arrived in U.K. waters on 4 May 1941.

It was made up of the following merchant vessels; Abosso (British, 11330 GRT, built 1935), Adda (British, 7816 GRT, built 1922), Afrika (British, 8597 GRT, built 1920), Baron Erskine (British, 3657 GRT, built 1930), Baron Fairlie (British, 6706 GRT, built 1925), Bhima (British, 5280 GRT, built 1939), British Hussar (British (tanker), 6944 GRT, built 1923), City of Auckland (British, 8336 GRT, built 1914), City of Christchurch (British, 6009 GRT, built 1915), City of Yokohama (British, 7341 GRT, built 1922), Clan MacTaggart (British, 7622 GRT, built 1920), Dagfred (Norwegian, 4434 GRT, built 1930), Egton (British, 4363 GRT, built 1938), Empire Governor (British, 8657 GRT, built 1925), Empire Progress (British, 5249 GRT, built 1918), Evinos (Greek, 5627 GRT, built 1919), Grangepark (British, 5132 GRT, built 1919), Gudvin (Norwegian, 1824 GRT, built 1918), Janeta (British, 4312 GRT, built 1929), Jedmoor (British, 4392 GRT, built 1928), Kurdistan (British, 5844 GRT, built 1928), Leonidas N. Condylis (Greek, 3923 GRT, built 1912), Lisbeth (Norwegian, 2732 GRT, built 1922), Lise (Norwegian (tanker), 6826 GRT, built 1931), Llangibby Castle (British, 11951 GRT, built 1929), MacGregor Laird (British, 4992 GRT, built 1930), Margalau (British, 4541 GRT, built 1926), Meerkerk (Dutch, 7995 GRT, built 1916), Mount Mycale (British, 3556 GRT, built 1907), Myrtlebank (British, 5150 GRT, built 1925), Nagpore (British, 5283 GRT, built 1920), New Brooklyn (British, 6546 GRT, built 1920), New Westminster City (British, 4747 GRT, built 1929), Newton Ash (British, 4625 GRT, built 1925), Nigerian (British, 5423 GRT, built 1936), Peribonk (British, 5673 GRT, built 1937), Princesa (British, 8731 GRT, built 1918), Ravnefjell (British, 1339 GRT, built 1938), Rhesus (British, 6530 GRT, built 1911), River Lugar (British, 5423 GRT, built 1937), Ross (British, 4878 GRT, built 1936), Sandown Castle (British, 7607 GRT, built 1921), Santiago (Panamanian, 3864 GRT, built 1908), St. Lindsay (British, 5370 GRT, built 1921), Stad Arnhem (Dutch, 3819 GRT, built 1920), Thorshov (Norwegian (tanker), 9955 GRT, built 1935), Tysa (Dutch, 5327 GRT, built 1938) and Veerhaven (Dutch, 5291 GRT, built 1930).

On departure from Freetown the convoy was escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Cicilia (Capt.(Retd.) V.B. Cardwell, OBE, RN) and the corvettes HMS Clematis (Cdr. Y.M. Cleeves, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Crocus (Lt.Cdr. E. Wheeler, RNR), HMS Cyclamen (Lt. H.N. Lawson, RNR) and HMS Marguerite (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Blundell, RNR).

Around 1515N/10, the light cruiser HMS Mauritius (Capt. W.D. Stephens, RN) joined the convoy escort.

Around 0630N/17, the four corvettes parted company with the convoy.

Around 0800ON(+1.5)/23, the heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) joined the convoy escort and around two hours later HMS Mauritius parted company with the convoy.

Around 0600N/29, HMS London parted company with the convoy.

Around 0930N/30, HMS Cilicia parted company with the convoy. By then the first ships of the A/S escort had joined. [For the moment we lack details of the composition of the A/S escort in home waters and sources are contradicting so further research is required.]

9 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0830A/9, the aircraft carriers HMS Furious (Capt. A.G. Talbot, DSO, RN), HMS Argus (Capt. T.O. Bulteel, RN), troopship Narkunda (British, 16632 GRT, built 1920) and their escort, the heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), were joined by the destroyers HMCS Saguenay (Cdr. G.R. Miles, RCN), HMCS Restigouche (Cdr. H.N. Lay, OBE, RN), HMS Beagle, (Lt.Cdr. R.T. White, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC and Bar, RN) and the escort destroyer HMS Wolsey (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Campbell, DSC, RN).

Around 1200A/9, the destroyer HMS Lincoln (Lt. R.J. Hanson, RN) was sighted which apparently joined company.

Around 2000A/10, HMS Furious, HMCS Restigouche and HMS Beagle parted company to proceed to Belfast. After escorting the aircraft carrier there the destroyers continued on the the Clyde.

Around 0300A/11, HMS Wolsey was detached to Londonderry.

The Narkunda with HMS Argus, HMS London, HMCS Sauguenay, HMS Viscount and HMS Lincoln arrived in the Clyde in the morning of the 11th. (3)

17 Apr 1941
Around 0045A/17, the aircraft carrier HMS Argus (Capt. T.O. Bulteel, RN) and the heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed the Clyde. HMS Argus was to proceed to Gibraltar and HMS London was to escort her until being relieved.

Around 1020A/17, the destroyer HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSC, RN) and escort destroyer HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, RN) joined.

Around 2215A/18, HMS Winchelsea and HMS Eridge parted company. (3)

22 Apr 1941
Around 1130A/22, the aircraft carrier HMS Argus (Capt. T.O. Bulteel, RN) and the heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) made rendezvous with the light cruiser HMS Sheffield (Capt. C.A.A. Larcom, RN) and the destroyers HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.F. de Salis, RN, HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN) and HMS Wrestler (Lt. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN) coming from Gibraltar.

The new arrivals then took over the escort of the carrier towards Gibraltar. HMS London then parted company for escort duty with northbound convoy SL 71. (4)

1 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow after convoy escort duty. (5)

6 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted 8" gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (5)

10 May 1941
Around 1100B/10, the heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and the destroyers HMS Mashona (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) and HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Greenock. (5)

11 May 1941
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), HMS Mashona (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) and HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN) arrived at Greenock around 0740B/11 coming from Scapa Flow. (5)

12 May 1941
The aircraft carrier HMS Furious (Capt. A.G. Talbot, DSO, RN) and the dummy battleship HMS Centurion (resembling HMS Anson, King George V-class, Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) R.W.J. Martin, RN) departed Greenock for Gibraltar. They were escorted by the heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and the destroyers HMS Mashona (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN), HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN), HMS Legion (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, RN) and HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN).

Shortly after dawn on the 15th, HMS Mashona, HMS Tartar and HMS Legion were detached.

Shortly after dawn on the 17th, the destroyers HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, DSC, RN), HMS Havelock (Cdr. E.H. Thomas, DSC, RN) and HMS Hesperus (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Tait, RN) joined.

HMS Furious, HMS Centurion, HMS London, HMS Harvester, HMS Havelock, HMS Hesperus and HMS Brilliant arrived at Gibraltar in the evening of May, 18th. (6)

23 May 1941
The heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and the destroyers HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, DSC, RN) and HMS Havelock (Cdr. E.H. Thomas, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar escorting the troopship Arundel Castle (British, 19118 GRT, built 1921). They were to make rendezvous and join convoy SL 75 proceeding from Freetown to the UK.

This did not materialise, HMS London parted company on the 24th to join the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. However as HMS London had 471 passengers on board from Gibraltar this was considered to dangerous and she was ordered to search for German supply ships south of the Azores / west of the Canary Islands. Intially she was ordered to proceed to position 25°30'N, 42°00'W but she never got further West then 26°00'W.

The Arundel Castle arrived at Avonmouth on 1 June, HMS Harvester and HMS Havelock having arrived at Belfast on 30 May after having been detached.

HMS London arrived at Bathurst to fuel on 31 May. She had also been near convoy SL 75 briefly to provide cover for this convoy. (5)

31 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
After fuelling, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), departed Bathurst for patrol to intercept German supply vessels. It had originally been intended that she would join convoy SL 76 but this did not materialise. (7)

3 Jun 1941
Around 1000Z/3, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) made rendezvous in approximate position 08°30'N, 30°15'W.

In the evening HMS Brilliant fuelled from HMS London. (8)

4 Jun 1941 (position 7.35, -31.25)
In the early afternoon HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) intercepted the German tanker Esso Hamburg (9848 GRT, built 1939) in the mid-Atlantic in position 07°35'N, 31°25'W. However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her crew of 87 officers and men which is subsequently picked up can taken prisoner by the British. (8)

5 Jun 1941 (position 7.15, -30.40)
Around mid-morning, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN), intercepted the German tanker Egerland (10040 GRT, built 1940) in the mid-Atlantic in approximate position 07°15'N, 30°40'W. However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her crew of 94 officers and men which is subsequently picked up can taken prisoner by the British. (8)

6 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the evening HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) fuelled from HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN). (8)

10 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) arrived at Freetown from patrol. The German prisoners were then landed. (8)

13 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed Freetown for patrol in the mid-Atlantic to continue the hunt for German supply vessels. (9)

15 Jun 1941
Around 1330ZO(+0.5)/15, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and HMS Highlander (Cdr. S. Boucher, RN) made rendezvous in approximate position 08°30'N, 30°15'W. (8)

16 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the evening, HMS Highlander (Cdr. S. Boucher, RN), fuelled from HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN). (8)

17 Jun 1941
Around 2230ZO(+0.5)/17, HMS Highlander (Cdr. S. Boucher, RN) parted company with HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN). HMS London continued to patrol in the South Atlantic while HMS Highlander proceeded to Freetown. (8)

21 Jun 1941 (position -2.05, -27.42)
In the morning the German blockade breaker Babitonga (4422 GRT, built 1922) was located by HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) in the South Atlantic about 930 nautical miles south-west of Freetown in position 02°05'S, 27°42'W. The Babitonga was en route from Santos, Brazil to France and was scuttled by her crew before she could be captured by the British. The crew of 46(?) was then taken prisoner.

26 Jun 1941
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) is ordered to return to Freetown. (10)

28 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Freetown from patrol. (8)

6 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1800N/6, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed Freetown to arrive at Gibraltar at 0900B/12. (11)

12 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 2000A/12, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (12)

18 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed Gibraltar for Scapa Flow. She is ordered to return from detached service due to the acute shortage of cruisers in home waters. (13)

22 Jul 1941
Around 0230B/22, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) was ordered to turn south as the Admiralty feared that the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst might break out into the Atlantic. Early in the afternoon, HMS London was ordered to resume her passage to Scapa Flow.

The next day the enemy battlecruiser was seen to be at La Pallice. (13)

23 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Gibraltar. (14)

28 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted torpedo firing and underway refuelling exercises (with an RFA tanker) at Scapa Flow. (12)

1 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Greenock. (15)

18 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow after convoy escort and patrol duties in the North Atlantic. (15)

19 Aug 1941
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed Scapa Flow for boiler cleaning in the Clyde. (15)

20 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Greenock from Scapa Flow. (15)

26 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed Greenock for Scapa Flow. (15)

27 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Greenock. (15)

1 Sep 1941
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Akureyi. She departed for Hvalfjord later the same day. (16)

2 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord. (16)

9 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0315Z/9, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), departed Hvalfjord to proceed to the aid of the damaged HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) which had hit a mine off Northern Norway. She was however later given orders to return to Hvalfjord but even later she was ordered to patrol in the Denmark Stait. (17)

12 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) returned to Hvalfjord from patrol. (16)

14 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed Hvalfjord for Scapa Flow. (16)

16 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Hvalfjord. (16)

22 Sep 1941
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Archangelsk with an Anglo American deligation of 38 persons on board. (16)

26 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0800B/26, the heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) made rendezvous with the destroyers HMS Electra (Cdr. C.W. May, RN) and HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN) in position 73°35'N, 34°30'E. They then proceeded in company towards Archangelsk. (18)

27 Sep 1941
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), HMS Electra (Cdr. C.W. May, RN) and HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN) arrived at off the Dvina light vessel. The delegation was then put on board the Russian destroyer Sokrushitelny for passage up river. (16)

28 Sep 1941

Convoy QP 1.

This convoy departed Archangelsk on 28 September 1941 and was dispersed off the Orkney Islands on 10 October 1941.

The convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Alchiba (Dutch, 4427 GRT, built 1920), Alma Ata (Russian, 3611 GRT, built 1920), Budenni (Russian, 2482 GRT, built 1923), Esneh (British, 1931 GRT, built 1919), Lancastrian Prince (British, 1914 GRT, built 1940), Llanstephan Castle (British, 11340 GRT, built 1914), Mossovet (British, 2981 GRT, built 1935), New Westminster City (British, 4747 GRT, built 1929), Rodina (British, 4441 GRT, built 1922), Sevzaples (British, 3974 GRT, built 1932), Stary Bolshevik (Russian, 3974 GRT, built 1933), Sukhona (Russian, 3124 GRT, built 1918) and Trehata (British, 4817 GRT, built 1928).

On departure from Northern Russia the convoy was escorted by the heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), destroyers HMS Electra (Cdr. C.W. May, RN), HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN), mineseepers HMS Harrier (Cdr. E.P. Hinton, MVO, DSO, RN), HMS Halcyon (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Harding, RNR), HMS Salamander (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Cooke, RN), M/S trawlers HMS Hamlet (T/Lt. H.H. Bolton, RNVR), HMS Macbeth (T/Lt. R.M. Thorne, RNR) and HMS Ophelia (T/Lt. S. Bennett, RNVR).

Around 1300C/30, HMS Harrier, HMS Halcyon and HMS Salamander parted company.

Around 1425C/2, HMS London parted company with the convoy and the heavy cruiser HMS Shropshire (Capt. J.T. Borrett, OBE, RN) joined the convoy. HMS London then set course to return to Archangelsk where she was to re-embark the Anglo-American delegation she had disembarked there on 27 September.

Around 2300A/4, the RFA tanker Black Ranger (3417 GRT, built 1941) escorted by the destroyer HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hodges, RN) joined the convoy having parted company with eastbound convoy PQ 1.

In the morning of 5 October, HMS Active fuelled from the Black Ranger.

In the late afternoon of 5 October, HMS Anthony fuelled from HMS London.

At 1800A/7, HMS Active took the M/S trawler HMS Ophelia in tow as her engine had broken down. Course was set for Seidisfjord but this was later changed for Akureyi where they arrived on 10 October.

HMS Shorpshire parted company with the convoy around 1900A/10 to proceed to Scapa Flow where she arrived around 0015A/11.

The convoy was dispersed off Dunnet Head around 0830A/11 and most ships joined a coastal convoy.

Meanwhile HMS Anthony had parted company with the convoy with the Black Ranger and the Llanstephan Castle. They arrived at Scapa Flow around 0900A/11.

HMS Electra arrived at Scapa Flow around 1030A/11.

(19)

3 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) returned to the mouth of the Dvina River after convoy escort duty. (20)

4 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) embarked the members of the Anglo-American mission she had disembarked on 27 September. She then left for Scapa Flow. (20)

9 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. The members of the Anglo-American mission were then transferred to HMS Offa (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Ewing, RN) which then landed them at Scrabster for onward passage to London. (20)

13 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted D/F calibration trials at Scapa Flow. (21)

15 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the morning HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS P 35 (Lt. S.L.C. Maydon, RN).

In the late afternoon, HMS London conducted a bombardment exercises with the 8" main battery. (21)

20 Oct 1941
While anchored at Scapa Flow during a gale both HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) and HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) dragged their anchors. Tugs came to their assistance. HMS Kent was dragged into HMS Malaya (Capt. C. Coppinger, DSC, RN) but only some minor damage was done / sustained. (22)

25 Oct 1941
Around 0230A/25, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed Scapa Flow for North Shields, Tyne. HMS London was to refit at the Palmers Shipyard at Hebburn-on-Tyne.

Around 1030A/25, the destroyer HMS Valorous (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, RN) and the training vessel HMS Lairds Isle (Cdr. J. Lunnon, RD, RNR) joined company.

Around 1540A/25, HMS Lairds Isle parted company.

Around 1600A/25, HMS London entered the Tyne. (21)

30 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) proceeded from North Shields to the Palmers Shipyard at Hebburn-on-Tyne. (21)

12 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Cdr. W.K. Edden, RN) is undocked. (23)

27 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her refit completed, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), conducted D/G trials off North Shields. (23)

31 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed North Shields for Scapa Flow. (23)

1 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow to commence a post-refit work-up programme. (23)

4 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted D/G and compass swing trials at Scapa Flow. (24)

5 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow. (24)

6 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (24)

9 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted torpedo firing exercises at Scapa Flow. These were followed by A/S exercises with HNoMS Uredd (Lt. R.Q. Røren). (24)

10 Feb 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (24)

14 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted gunnery exercises and speed trials off Scapa Flow. (24)

15 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted RDF and HA gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (24)

18 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (24)

20 Feb 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HNoMS Uredd (Lt. R.Q. Røren).

On ompletion of these HMS London made several runs over the D/G range. (24)

24 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At Scapa Flow, at Colours, Rear-Admiral W.F. Wake-Walker CB, OBE, RN, struck his flag in HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and immediately afterwards Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN, hoisted his flag. (25)

25 Feb 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Hvalfjord, Iceland. (25)

27 Feb 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord, Iceland from Scapa Flow. (25)

28 Feb 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Hvalfjord to relieve HMS Suffolk (Capt. R.M. Ellis, DSO, RN) on the Denmark Strait patrol. (25)

7 Mar 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) returned to Hvalfjord from the Denmark Strait patrol. (26)

8 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Hvalfjord for operations in the Norwegian Sea. [See also the event ' Convoys PQ 12 and QP 8 ' for 1 March 1942.] (26)

9 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1650A/9, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) made rendezvous in approximate position 70°03'N, 00°30'W. They remained in this general area where they were to make rendezvous with destroyers which they were to refuel for a while but no destroyer were sighted though and course was set towards Hvalfjord around 2100A/9. (27)

11 Mar 1942
Around 1340Z/11, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord. (27)

18 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Hvalfjord to relieve HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) on the Denmark Strait patrol. (28)

25 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) returned to Hvalfjord from the Denmark Strait patrol. (28)

30 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Hvalfjord to relieve HMS Berwick (Capt. G.H. Faulkner, DSC, RN) on the Denmark Strait patrol. (28)

6 Apr 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) returned to Hvalfjord from the Denmark Strait patrol. (29)

11 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Hvalfjord to relieve HMS Berwick (Capt. G.H. Faulkner, DSC, RN) on the Denmark Strait patrol. (29)

18 Apr 1942
Around 2000Z/18, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Norfolk (Capt. E.G.H. Bellars, RN), returned to Hvalfjord from the Denmark Strait patrol and convoy cover operations respectively.

They had made rendezvous around 1300Z/18. En-route to Hvalfjord exercises had been carried out. (29)

19 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Hvalfjord for Scapa Flow. (30)

21 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Hvalfjord. (30)

28 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN, struck his flag in HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) which then departed Scapa Flow for convoy cover operations.

[See the event ' Convoys PQ 15 and QP 11 and the sinking of HMS Edinburgh and HMS Punjabi ' for 26 April 1942 for more information.] (29)

5 May 1942
Around 1800B/5, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN), arrived at Scapa Flow from convoy cover operations. (31)

11 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted torpedo firing exercises, D/G trials and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (32)

12 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted rangefinding and inclination and gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (32)

4 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted AA gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (33)

5 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
On his return to Scapa Flow from London, Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN, foisted his flag in HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) (34)

9 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Norfolk (Capt. E.G.H. Bellars, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (35)

11 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Greenock to give leave to her crew. (34)

12 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Greenock. (33)

16 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Greenock for Scapa Flow. (33)

17 Jun 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Greenock. En-route she had acted as target for aircraft during mass torpedo attacks. (34)

23 Jun 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Hvalfjord.

Earlier that day the Walrus aircraft of HMS Kent had crashed on landing. The pilot being killed. A new Walrus aircraft was then immediately supplied before the ships departure. (36)

25 Jun 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord from Scapa Flow. (37)

30 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around midnight during the night of 30 June / 1 July 1942, the heavy cruisers HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Norfolk (Capt. E.G.H. Bellars, RN), USS Tuscaloosa (Capt. L.P. Johnson, USN), USS Wichita (Capt. H.W. Hill, USN). and the destroyers HMS Somali (Capt. J.W.M. Eaton, DSO, DSC, RN), USS Rowan (Lt.Cdr. B.R. Harrison, Jr., USN) and USS Wainwright (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Gibbs, USN) departed Seidisfjord for convoy cover duty.

[See the event ' Convoy operations PQ 17 / QP 13 ' for 27 June 1942 for more info.] (38)

8 Jul 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from convoy cover duty. (39)

28 Jul 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Cumberland (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, AM, RN) departed Hvalfjord. At sea they made rendezvous with the battleship HMS Duke of York (R.Adm. C.H.J. Harcourt, CBE, RN) and the destroyers USS Hambleton (T/.Cdr. F. Close, USN), USS Rodman (T/Cdr. W.G. Michelet, USN), USS Emmons (T/Cdr. T.C. Ragan, USN) and USS Macomb (T/Cdr. W.H. Duvall, USN) which had come from Scapa Flow.

On completion of the exercises, in which HMS Duke of York portrayed the Tirpitz, all ships entered Hvalfjord. (40)

8 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Duke of York (R.Adm. C.H.J. Harcourt, CBE, RN), HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Cumberland (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, AM, RN) conducted exercises off Hvalfjord. HMS Duke of York was escorted by the destroyers USS Hambleton (T/.Cdr. F. Close, USN), USS Macomb (T/Cdr. W.H. Duvall, USN) and HMS Offa (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Ewing, RN). (40)

12 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN, was discharged to the Reykjavik Hospital with appendicitis. His staff and flag remained in HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN). (41)

20 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN, though he was not on board as he was in hospital) and HMS Cumberland (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, AM, RN) conducted exercises off Hvalfjord. On completion of the days exercises HMS Cumberland returned to Hvalfjord. HMS London remained at sea for night exercises and returned early the following day. (42)

26 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN, returned from the Reykjavik Hospital on board HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN). It was apparent that due to his condition following his recent surgery he would be unable to command the First Cruiser Squadron for a while.

HMS London then departed Hvalfjord for Scapa Flow where she arrived on 28 August.

The Rear-Admiral proceeded on sick leave on 29 August. His staff remained in HMS London until 5 September when they were transferred to the base ship HMS Dunluce Castle. (43)

2 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted gunnery and torpedo firing exercises at Scapa Flow. (44)

5 Sep 1942
Around 1730A/5, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Hvalfjord, Iceland. (45)

7 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1030Z/7, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord from Scapa Flow. (45)

14 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1145Z/14, the heavy cruisers HMS Norfolk (Capt. E.G.H. Bellars, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CB, CVO, DSO, RN), HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), HMS Cumberland (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, AM, RN), HMS Suffolk (Capt. R. Shelley, CBE, RN), light cruiser HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) and the destroyers HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN), HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Bulldog (Cdr. M. Richmond, OBE, DSO, RN) departed Hvalfjord for operations.

[For their subsequent movements and info on these operations see the event ' Convoy operations to and from northern Russia, convoy's PQ 18 and QP 14 ' for 2 September 1942. (46)

22 Sep 1942
The heavy cruisers HMS Norfolk (Capt. E.G.H. Bellars, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CB, CVO, DSO, RN), HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), HMS Cumberland (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, AM, RN), HMS Suffolk (Capt. R. Shelley, CBE, RN), light cruiser HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) and the destroyers HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN), HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Bulldog (Cdr. M. Richmond, OBE, DSO, RN) and HMS Amazon (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) Lord Teynham, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord from operations. (46)

24 Sep 1942
Around 0845Z/24, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), HMS Cumberland (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, AM, RN), light cruiser HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral S.S. Bonham-Carter, CB, CVO, DSO, RN) and the destroyers HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Bulldog (Cdr. M. Richmond, OBE, DSO, RN) and HMS Amazon (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) Lord Teynham, RN) departed Hvalfjord for the U.K.

Around 2245A/25, north of the Butt of Lewis, HMS Sheffield and HMS Eclipse parted company with the other ships and proceeded to Scapa Flow where they arrived around 0600A/26.

HMS London, HMS Cumberland, HMS Bulldog and HMS Amazon proceeded to the Clyde arriving around 1530A/26. (47)

3 Oct 1942
Around 1100A/3, Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN, re-hoisted his flag in HMS London on his return from sick leave.

Around 1400A/3, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Cumberland (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, AM, RN) departed Greenock for Scapa Flow. (48)

4 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1100A/4, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Cumberland (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, AM, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Greenock. (48)

13 Oct 1942
Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN, struck his flag in HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and hoisted it in the base ship HMS Dunluce Castle.

HMS London left Scapa Flow for exercises in the afternoon, returning early the following morning.

Part of these exercises were with the battleship HMS Howe (Capt. C.H.L. Woodhouse, CB, RN) and her destroyer screen which were also out exercising [No info available on which destroyers escorted HMS Howe.] (49)

14 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (50)

18 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN, struck his flag in HMS Dunluce Castle and re-hoisted it in HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN). (51)

19 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Scapa Flow for exercises west of Iceland and then to proceed to Hvalfjord on completion of these exercises. (51)

6 Nov 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Berwick (Capt. G.H. Faulkner, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Hvalfjord. On completion of these exercises HMS Berwick returned to Hvalfjord while HMS London set course for Scapa Flow. (52)

8 Nov 1942
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Hvalfjord. (53)

12 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (53)

13 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Glasgow (Capt. E.M. Evans-Lombe, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (54)

16 Nov 1942
Around 2100A/16, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Seidisfjord, Iceland. (55)

18 Nov 1942
Around 1130A/18, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Seidisfjord, Iceland from Scapa Flow. (55)

26 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 2345A/26, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from operations.

HMS London, which was due for refit and strengthening, arrived at Scapa Flow with some leaking fuel and feed water tanks which would reduce her operational capabilities. (55)

2 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (56)

4 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At Scapa Flow, Rear-Admiral L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO and Bar, RN, struck his flag on board HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and hoisted it in HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN). (57)

15 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) departed Scapa Flow for the Tyne where she is to refit. (58)

16 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) arrived at North Shields, Tyne from Scapa Flow. (58)

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