Douglas Young-Jamieson, RN

Born  19 Oct 1893
Died  28 May 1955(61)

Ranks

15 May 1911 Mid.
15 Sep 1913 A/S.Lt.
30 Jun 1914 S.Lt.
15 May 1916 Lt.
15 May 1924 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1930 Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Capt.
8 Jan 1947 Rear-Admiral
15 Aug 1950 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 15 Aug 1950


Decorations

1 Jan 1949 CB

Warship Commands listed for Douglas Young-Jamieson, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Bideford (L 43 / U 43)Capt.Sloop14 Nov 193812 Sep 1939
HMS Kent (54)Capt.Heavy cruiser12 Sep 193925 Feb 1941
HMS Devonshire (39)Capt.Heavy cruiser1 Nov 194218 Jun 1943

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Events related to this officer

Heavy cruiser HMS Kent (54)


13 Sep 1939
Admiral P.L.H. Noble, KCB, CVO, RN, struck his flag onboard HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN)

HMS Kent then departed Hong Kong to relieve HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) on patrol to the south of Japan. (1)

27 Sep 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Hong Kong from patrol. (2)

1 Oct 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Hong Kong to patrol in the Tsushima Strait. (3)

10 Oct 1939
The heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) fuelled the sloop HMS Sandwich (Cdr. M.J. Yeatman, RN) which was also on patrol in the Tsushima Strait. (3)

11 Oct 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed the Tsusihima Strait to patrol to the south of Japan. (3)

19 Oct 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) fuelled from the RFA tanker off the Saddle Islands (near Shanghai). On completion of fuelling she set course to return to Hong Kong. (3)

21 Oct 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Hong Kong from patrol.

Later this day she was docked in No.1 Dock at the Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd. Shipyard. (3)

24 Oct 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) is undocked. (3)

30 Oct 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong. (3)

31 Oct 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Hong Kong to patrol south of Japan. (3)

8 Nov 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) returned to Hong Kong from patrol. (4)

12 Nov 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Hong Kong for Singapore. The Commander-in-Chief China Station, Admiral P.L.H. Noble, KCB, CVO, RN, was on board during the passage. (5)

15 Nov 1939
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Singapore from Hong Kong. (5)

21 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
' Force M ', made up of the British heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and French heavy cruiser Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) departed Singapore for Nancowry. (4)

23 Nov 1939
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) arrived at Nancowry. Here they were fuelled during 23/24 November by the RFA tanker Appleleaf (5891 GRT, built 1917).

The destroyers HMAS Vampire (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Walsh, RAN) and HMAS Voyager (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Morrow, RAN) were also at Nancowry and patrolled at sea one by one during the time the cruisers were at Nancowry. (4)

24 Nov 1939
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) departed Nancowry to patrol the Bay of Bengal area, north of latitude 5°N and east of longtitude 86°E. (4)

28 Nov 1939
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) returned to Nancowry from patrol.

They were at Nancowry during 28 to 30 November. During this time they were fuelled by the RFA tanker Appleleaf (5891 GRT, built 1917).

The destroyers HMAS Vampire (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Walsh, RAN) and HMAS Voyager (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Morrow, RAN) were also at Nancowry and patrolled at sea one by one during the time the cruisers were at Nancowry. (4)

30 Nov 1939
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) departed Nancowry for Colombo. (4)

2 Dec 1939
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) arrived at Colombo from Nancowry. (6)

4 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) departed Colombo to patrol in the Ceylon area. (6)

6 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) returned to Colombo from patrol. (6)

9 Dec 1939
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) departed Colombo to provide cover for convoy K 6.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy K 6 ' for 10 December 1939.] (6)

10 Dec 1939

Convoy K 6.

This convoy departed Bombay on 10 December 1939.

It was made up of the transports; Cap Tourane (French, 8009 GRT, built 1923), D'Artagnan (French, 15105 GRT, built 1925), Lancashire (British, 9557 GRT, built 1917), Rajula (British, 8478 GRT, built 1926), Rohna (British, 8602 GRT, built 1926), Tairea (British, 7934 GRT, built 1924) and Talamba (British, 8018 GRT, built 1924).

These ships were carrying Indian and French troops and mules.

On departure from Bombay the convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN) and the armed merchant cruisers HMS Ranchi (Capt.(Retd.) H.C. Legge, DSC, RN) and HMS Maloja (Capt.(Retd.) C.R. Dane, RN).

Cover for he convoy was proviced by the heavy cruisers HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) which had departed Colombo on 9 December. They turned back at midnight during the night of 11/12 December 1939.

On 15 December 1939, on entering the Gulf of Aden the escorts parted company with the convoy which then proceeded unescorted to Suez where it arrived on 20 December.

After passing the Suez Canal the convoy departed Port Said on 21 December escorted by the destroyers HMAS Vampire (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Walsh, RAN) and HMAS Voyager (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Morrow, RAN).

The destroyers were relieved on 24 December by their sister ships HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Cant, RAN) and HMAS Waterhen (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, RN).

The convoy arrived at Marseilles on 26 December.

14 Dec 1939
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) arrived back at Colombo.

HMS Kent was then taken in hand for partial retubing of condensers. (6)

8 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) departed Colombo for Fremantle. (7)

17 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) arrived at Fremantle from Colombo. (7)

20 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) departed Fremantle for escort duty with convoy US 1.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy US 1 ' for 6 January 1940.] (7)

1 Feb 1940
' Force M ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) arrived at Colombo after convoy escort duty. (8)

8 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Colombo to escort troopships proceeding towards the Ceylon area from the China Station. (8)

10 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 0610F/10, HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN), makes rendezvous with the troopship Nevasa (British, 9213 GRT, built 1913). HMS Kent escorted her until 0800F/11.

HMS Kent then set course to the eastward again to escort another troopship. (8)

12 Feb 1940
At 1130F/12, HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN), makes rendezvous with the troopship Felix Roussel (French, 17083 GRT, built 1930) to escort her to Colombo.

They arrived at Colombo the following day.

HMS Kent was then taken in hand for more repairs to her conderers. These retubing repairs eventually took weeks to complete. (8)

9 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) is docked at Colombo. (9)

18 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The dock in wich HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) was docked is flooded. HMS Kent however remained berthed in the dock. (9)

22 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) completed repairs at Colombo. (10)

27 Mar 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) departed Colombo for exercises.

Later in the day HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN) also sailed and she joined HMS Kent for the exercises.

Later HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) also joined.

Exercises were then carried out with HMS Kent and HMAS Hobart operating together against an enemy raider which was portrayed by HMS Gloucester

Also flying boats were involved.

Exercises continued during the night. On completion of the exercises HMS Gloucester proceeded to Colombo while HMS Kent and HMAS Hobart set course for Trincomalee. (11)

29 Mar 1940
' Force I ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) and HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN) arrived at Trincomalee. (12)

3 Apr 1940
' Force I ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) and HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. (13)

4 Apr 1940
' Force I ', made up of HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) and HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN) departed Trincomalee to intercept the Dutch merchant vessel Alcinous (6189 GRT, built 1925) which was reported to be carrying goods of German origin (contraband). This order was later cancelled and both ships proceeded to Colombo arriving there on the 5th. (14)

15 Apr 1940

Convoy US 2.

This convoy departed Melbourne on 15 April 1940.

It was being made up of the following troop transports; Dunera (British, 11162 GRT, built 1937, 1476 troops), Ettrick (British, 11229 GRT, built 1938, 1476 troops), Neuralia (British, 9182 GRT, built 1912, 1257 troops), Nevasa (British, 9213 GRT, built 1913, 1400 troops) and Strathaird (British, 22281 GRT, built 1932, 1564 troops).

On departure the convoy was escorted by the battleship HMS Ramillies (Capt. H.T. Baillie-Grohman, OBE, DSO, RN) and the light cruiser HMAS Adelaide (Capt. H.A. Showers, RAN).

The convoy arrived at Fremantle on 21 April 1940.

The convoy departed Fremantle on 22 April 1940 now escorted by HMS Ramillies and the light cruiser HMAS Sydney (Capt. J.A. Collins, RAN).

At 1100G/28, the French heavy cruiser Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) joined west of the Cocos Islands in position 12°19'S, 93°50'E.

At 1230G/28, HMAS Sydney parted company to return to Fremantle.

The convoy arrived at Colombo on 3 May 1940. In the approaches distant cover was provided by the heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) which also patrolled near the harbour until 4 May while the convoy was in harbour.

The convoy departed Colombo for Aden on 5 May now escorted by HMS Ramillies, HMS Kent and the Suffren.

The convoy arrived at Aden on 12 May.

The convoy departed Aden again later the same day now escorted by battleship HMS Ramillies, heavy cruiser Suffren, light cruiser HMS Liverpool (Capt. P.A. Read, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) and the destroyers HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, RN) and HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN). The sloop HMS Shoreham (Lt.Cdr. F.D. Miller, RN) apparently joined the escort at sea the next day.

The convoy arrived at Suez on 17 May 1940. (15)

18 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) departed Colombo for Nancowry. (16)

21 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) arrived at Nancowry from Colombo. (17)

22 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The river gunboats Cockchafter (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Agnew, RN), HMS Gnat (Lt.Cdr. S.R.H. Davenport, RN) departed Nancowry for Colombo. They were escorted by the heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN).

HMS Kent was relieved around midnight during the night of 22/23 April 1940 by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Cathay (Capt.(Retd.) B.W.L. Nicholson, DSO, RN).

HMS Kent proceeded to Colombo with despatch.

(16)

24 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN) arrived at Colombo. (17)

27 Apr 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Colombo to patrol off the Maldives. (16)

4 May 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) returned to Colombo from patrol.

During 3/4 May she had provided cover for convoy US 2 while it approached Colombo and while it was in harbour there.

For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy US 2 ' for 15 April 1940. (18)

5 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The battleship HMS Ramillies (Capt. H.T. Baillie-Grohman, OBE, DSO, RN) and the heavy cruisers HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and Suffren (Capt. R.J.M. Dillard) departed Colombo escorting convoy US 2.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy US 2 ' for 15 April 1940.] (19)

12 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Aden from convoy escort duty. (18)

13 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Aden for Colombo. (18)

17 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Colombo from Aden. (18)

22 May 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Colombo to patrol in the Chagos Archipelago.

However later the same day she was ordered to proceed towards Bombay at 18 knots to search for the Italian liner Conto Verde (18761 GRT, built 1923) and then shadow her discreetly.

By 24 May the Italian liner had however not been sighted and HMS Kent was ordered to patrol the Nine Degree Channel (Between the Laccadive and Maledive Islands).

On 25 May it became apparent from D/F bearings that the Conto Verde was proceeding to Colombo as normal and HMS Kent was now released to patrol the Chagos Archipelago as originally intended and course was set accordingly. (19)

29 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Colombo from patrol. (19)

1 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Colombo for Bombay. (20)

4 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Bombay from Colombo. (20)

6 Jun 1940

Convoy BC.

This convoy departed Bombay on 6 June 1940.

It was made up of the following troop transports; Aska (British, 8323 GRT, built 1939, 745 troops), Karanja (British, 9891 GRT, built 1931, 1124 troops), Kenya (British, 9890 GRT, built 1930, 1065 troops), Rajula (British, 8478 GRT, built 1926, 1077 troops), Rhona (British, 8602 GRT, built 1926, 995 troops) and Talamba (British, 8018 GRT, built 1924, 875 troops).

The convoy was escorted by the heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN).

The convoy arrived at Durban on 19 June 1940. (21)

22 Jun 1940

Convoy CM 1.

This convoy departed Durban on 22 June 1940.

It was made up of the following troop transports which among them were transporting 5000 West African troops. Devonshire (British, 11275 GRT, built 1939), Dilwara (British, 11080 GRT, built 1936), Lancashire (British, 9445 GRT, built 1917), Rajula (British, 8478 GRT, built 1926), Rhona (British, 8602 GRT, built 192) and Talamba (British, 8018 GRT, built 1924).

The convoy was escorted by the heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN).

The convoy arrived at Kilindini / Mombasa on 30 June 1940. (22)

4 Jul 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Kilindini / Mombasa to shadow the French auxiliary patrol vessel Caraibe (4048 GRT, built 1932, 4x4" guns) which had departed Kilindini / Mombasa that day for Diego Suarez. (23)

5 Jul 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) was ordered to take the French auxiliary patrol vessel Caraibe (4048 GRT, built 1932, 4x4" guns) back to Kilindini / Mombasa. (23)

6 Jul 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and the French auxiliary patrol vessel Caraibe (4048 GRT, built 1932, 4x4" guns) arrived back at Kilindini / Mombasa.

On 19 July the Caraibe departed Kilindini / Mombasa for Diego Suarez. This being approved now by the Admiralty. (23)

9 Jul 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Kilindini / Mombasa for Durban. (24)

14 Jul 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Durban from Kilindini / Mombasa. (24)

20 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Durban for escort duty with convoy WS 1.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy WS 1 ' for 20 June 1940.] (24)

29 Jul 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Colombo after convoy escort duty. On arrival she was immediately docked. (24)

2 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) is undocked. (25)

4 Aug 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Colombo escorting the troopship Orontes (British, 20097 GRT, built 1929) towards the vicinity of Bombay. HMS Kent was then to continue on towards Aden and then to the Mediterranean.

HMS Kent parted company with the troopship at 0200EF(-5.5)/7. (26)

11 Aug 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Aden. After fuelling she departed for Suez later the same day. (25)

14 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Suez. She immediately entered the Suez canal for a northward transit. (25)

15 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Alexandria where she joined the Mediterranean Fleet. (25)

16 Aug 1940
In the morning the battleships HMS Warspite (Capt. D.B. Fisher, CBE, RN, flying the flag of A/Admiral Sir A.B. Cunningham, KCB, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Malaya (Capt. A.F.E. Palliser, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.D. Pridham-Whippell, CB, CVO, RN), HMS Ramillies (Capt. H.T. Baillie-Grohman, OBE, DSO, RN) the heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) escorted by the destroyers HMS Nubian (Cdr. R.W. Ravenhill, RN), HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN), Hyperion (Cdr. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Hostile (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN), HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO, RN), HMS Hereward (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Greening, RN), HMS Ilex (Lt.Cdr. P.L. Saumarez, DSC, RN), HMS Diamond (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Cartwright, RN), HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN), HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, RAN), HMAS Waterhen (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, RAN) and HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. R. Rhoades, RAN). They carried out a bombardment of Italian positions around the fortress of Bardia on the 17th. They all returned to Alexandria later on the 17th.

18 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral E. de F. Renouf, CVO, RN, transferred his flag from HMS Liverpool (Capt. P.A. Read, RN) to HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN). (27)

20 Sep 1940
The damaged HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral E. de F. Renouf, CVO, RN) is docked in the floating dock at Alexandria. (28)

22 Sep 1940
Rear-Admiral E. de F. Renouf, CVO, RN, transferred his flag from the damaged HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) to HMS Gloucester (Capt. H.A. Rowley, RN). (29)

18 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With temporary repairs completed, HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN), is undocked. (30)

26 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The damaged HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Alexandria for Suez and eventually the U.K.

She was able to proceed at 15 to 17 knots in good weather. Also three turrets from her main armament and all her anti-aircraft armament are serviceable. (31)

27 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The damaged HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) entered the Suez Canal, passed it southbound and arrived at Suez. (30)

28 Oct 1940

Convoy SW 2A.

This convoy departed Suez on 28 August 1940.

It was made up of the following troop transports; Athlone Castle (British, 25564 GRT, built 1936), Britannic (British, 26943 GRT, built 1930), Christiaan Huygens (Dutch, 16287 GRT, built 1927), Dominion Monarch (British, 27155 GRT, built 1939), Indrapoera (Dutch, 10825 GRT, built 1925), Nieuw Holland (Dutch, 11066 GRT, built 1927) and Slamat (Dutch, 11636 GRT, built 1924).

On departure from Suez the convoy was escorted by the damaged heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN).

Around 1530B/30, the heavy cruiser HMS Shropshire. (Capt. J.H. Edelsten, RN), AA cruiser HMS Carlisle (Capt. G.M.B. Langley, OBE, RN) and sloops HMS Flamingo (Cdr. J.H. Huntley, RN), HMAS Parramatta (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Walker, MVO, RAN) and HMAS Yarra (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Harrington, RAN) joined the convoy escort.

The convoy was dispersed off Aden on 1 November. (21)

1 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Aden with the troopship Britannic (British, 26943 GRT, built 1930) from the dissolved convoy SW 2A. (30)

1 Nov 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and the troopship Britannic (British, 26943 GRT, built 1930) departed Aden for Kilindini / Mombasa. They were escorted out for a few hours by the sloops HMS Indus (Cdr. Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) and HMAS Parramatta (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Walker, MVO, RAN). (32)

7 Nov 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and the troopship Britannic (British, 26943 GRT, built 1930) arrived at Kilindini / Mombasa from Aden. (32)

11 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and the troopship Britannic (British, 26943 GRT, built 1930) departed Kilindini / Mombasa for Durban. (32)

16 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 0900B/16, off Durban, HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) parted company and the troopship Britannic (British, 26943 GRT, built 1930). HMS Kent then continued on towards Simonstown. (33)

18 Nov 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and the troopship Britannic (British, 26943 GRT, built 1930) arrived at Durban from Kilindini / Mombasa. (33)

18 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) arrived at Simonstown. (33)

25 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) departed Simonstown for Freetown. Off Capetown she was joined by the troopship Britannic (British, 26943 GRT, built 1930) which she was to escort. (33)

4 Dec 1940
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) and the troopship Britannic (British, 26943 GRT, built 1930) arrived at Freetown. (34)

7 Dec 1940

Convoy SL 58.

This convoy departed Freetown on 7 December 1940.

It was made up of the following merchant vessels; Agatha (British (tanker), 3369 GRT, built 1927), Albion Star (British, 7946 GRT, built 1919), Anadyr (British, 5321 GRT, built 1930), Antonia (Dutch (tanker), 3357 GRT, built 1938), Athelduke (British (tanker), 8966 GRT, built 1929), Belgravian (British, 3136 GRT, built 1937), British Fidility (British (tanker), 8465 GRT, built 1938), British Sincerity (British (tanker), 8538 GRT, built 1939), Cape Rodney (British, 4512 GRT, built 1940), City of Marseilles (British, 8317 GRT, built 1913), Clan Ranald (British, 5447 GRT, built 1917), Egton (British, 4363 GRT, built 1938), Gaelic Star (British, 5596 GRT, built 1917), Harpalion (British, 5486 GRT, built 1932), Hazelside (British, 5297 GRT, built 1940), Henry Stanley (British, 5026 GRT, built 1929), Huntingdon (British, 11849 GRT, built 1920), Lucellum (British (tanker), 9425 GRT, built 1938), Mangkai (Dutch, 8298 GRT, built 1915), Marconi (British, 7402 GRT, built 1917), Marslew (British, 4542 GRT, built 1926), Mary Slessor (British, 5027 GRT, built 1930), Norman Star (British, 6817 GRT, built 1919), Princesa (British, 8731 GRT, built 1918), Royal Star (British, 7900 GRT, built 1919), Sangara (British, 4174 GRT, built 1939), St. Rosario (British, 4312 GRT, built 1937), Swedru (British, 5379 GRT, built 1937), Westmoreland (British, 9001 GRT, built 1917), Yoma (British, 8131 GRT, built 1928) and Zaanland (Dutch, 6813 GRT, built 1921).

On departure from Freetown the convoy was escorted by the damaged heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN), sloop HMS Bridgewater (A/Cdr.(Retd.) H.F.G. Leftwich, RN) and A/S trawler HMS Turcoman (Skr. A.G. Day, RNR).

At 1800N/8, HMS Bridgewater parted company.

At 1800N/8, HMS Turcuman parted company. Also the tanker Athelduke was detached in order to join convoy SL 58S (S stands for Slow). Presumably she had difficulty maintaining the speed of the convoy.

At 0900Z/23, HMS Kent parted company with the convoy to proceed to Plymouth. To escort her there the destroyers HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) and HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) had come out to escort her there.

The convoy now proceeded unescorted until it was joined on the 25th by the destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN), HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN), HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, RN), corvettes HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO, RNR), HMS Heliotrope (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, RNR), HMS La Malouine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) R.W. Keymer, RN) and the A/S trawlers HMS St. Kenan (T/Lt. H.J. Beverley, DSC, RNR) and HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR).

The convoy arrived in U.K. water on 28 December 1940.

4 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) is docked in the North Lock at the Devonport Dockyard. (35)

10 Jan 1941
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) is undocked and then berthed in No.10 Dock. (35)

11 Jan 1941
HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) shifted from No.10 Dock to the North Lock.

[The logbook does not state the ship being docked down but it seems very likely this was the case.] (35)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/109459 + ADM 199/374
  2. ADM 53/109459
  3. ADM 53/109460
  4. ADM 53/109461
  5. ADM 53/109461 + ADM 199/374
  6. ADM 53/109462
  7. ADM 53/112521
  8. ADM 53/112522
  9. ADM 53/112523
  10. ADM 53/112523 + ADM 199/383
  11. ADM 53/112342 + ADM 53/112523 + ADM 199/382 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Hobart
  12. ADM 53/112523 + Report of proceedings from HMAS Hobart
  13. ADM 53/112524 + Report of proceedings for April 1940 of HMAS Hobart
  14. ADM 53/112524 + ADM 199/382 + Report of proceedings for April 1940 of HMAS Hobart
  15. ADM 199/382
  16. ADM 53/112524 + ADM 199/382
  17. ADM 53/112524
  18. ADM 53/112525
  19. ADM 53/112525 + ADM 199/382
  20. ADM 53/112526
  21. ADM 199/383
  22. ADM 53/112526 + ADM 199/383
  23. ADM 53/112527 + ADM 199/383
  24. ADM 53/112527
  25. ADM 53/112528
  26. ADM 53/112528 + ADM 199/383
  27. ADM 53/112529 + ADM 53/112612
  28. ADM 53/112529
  29. ADM 53/112348 + ADM 53/112529
  30. ADM 53/112530
  31. ADM 53/112530 + ADM 199/387
  32. ADM 53/112531 + ADM 199/383
  33. ADM 53/112531
  34. ADM 53/112532
  35. ADM 53/114477

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


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