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HMS Bulldog (1931) DD  (6th)

    
This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Bulldog was a B Class, destroyer.

Built by Swan Hunter, laid down 10-Aug-1929, launched 06-Dec-1930, and commissioned 08-Apr-1931.

Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.

After 1941 she spent most of her time on convoy escort work.

While part of the 3rd Escort Group at Iceland she took part in the apparent sinking of U-110 on 09-May-1941. While being abandoned by her crew, an attempt to vent her tanks and sink her failed and the U-boat did not sink. A boarding party from HMS Bulldog spend about 1 hours removing the boats intact Enigma machine together with manuals, cypher documents and other secret material. Bulldog then began towing the captured submarine towards Iceland escorted by Broadway. The tow being designated Operation Primrose. Unfortunately during the tow U-110 sank. 

In May 1942 in company with HMS Beagle she formed part of the escort for convoy QP11 which was attacked by German destroyers. Which were driven off by the escorting ships.

Decommissioned 27-May-1945.

Sold 15-Jan-1946 and arrived at Rosyth Mar-1946 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honours: English Channel 1940-45, Atlantic 1941 & 43-45, North Africa 1942 and Arctic 1942-44.

 

Other HMS Bulldog
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- 2nd HMS Bulldog
- 3rd HMS Bulldog
- 4th HMS Bulldog
- 5th HMS Bulldog
- 6th HMS Bulldog
- 7th HMS Bulldog

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This page last edited - 08 February, 2013.

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