John George Lawrence Dundas, RN

Born  3 Nov 1893
Died  26 Mar 1952(58)

Ranks

15 Sep 1911 Mid.
15 Jan 1914 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1914 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1915 Lt.
15 Dec 1923 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1928 Cdr.
30 Jun 1935 Capt.
8 Jan 1944 Rear-Admiral
13 Jun 1948 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 12 Jan 1946


Decorations

16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1942 CBE
18 Dec 1945 CB

Warship Commands listed for John George Lawrence Dundas, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Nigeria (60)Capt.Light cruiser18 Jun 194028 Jun 1942

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Light cruiser HMS Nigeria (60)


3 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 0900A/3, HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) is commissioned at High Walker, Newcastle on Tyne. (1)

10 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) conducted D/G trials off North Shields.

Later on the dame day Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN, hoisted his flag in HMS Nigeria (1)

19 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) proceeded from North Shields to Rosyth. She is escorted by the destroyers HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, RN) and HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN). (1)

21 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted trials off the Firth of Forth. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, RN) and HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN). (1)

22 Sep 1940
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted trials off the Firth of Forth. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, RN) and HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN). (1)

23 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) is accepted from the shipyard. (1)

27 Sep 1940
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed Rosyth for Scapa Flow. (1)

28 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Rosyth. (1)

5 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted 4" HA gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

8 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

11 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

15 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted speed trials at Scapa Flow. These were followed by aircraft launching and recovering exercises.

She then departed Scapa Flow and in the evening conducted night encounter exercises with the destroyer HMS Duncan (Cdr. A.D.B. James, RN). (2)

16 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted torpedo firing exercises at Scapa Flow. These were followed by gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

22 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

23 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted turning trials at Scapa Flow. These were followed by gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

24 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted 4" HA gunnery exercises and turning trials off Scapa Flow. (2)

25 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

29 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Plymouth. (2)

31 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived at Milford Haven. She was unable to enter Plymouth due to the harbour being closed due to enemy minelaying. (2)

1 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) proceeded from Milford Haven to Plymouth. (3)

3 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) proceeded to the Devonport Dockyard for some post work-up repairs. (3)

24 Nov 1940
With her repairs completed, HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN), proceeded from the Devonport Dockyard to Plymouth Sound. (3)

26 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted trials and exercises off Plymouth. (3)

27 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) proceeded from Plymouth Sound to the Devonport Dockyard. (3)

30 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) proceeded from the Devonport Dockyard to Plymouth Sound. (3)

1 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) proceeded from Plymouth Sound to the Devonport Dockyard. (4)

8 Dec 1940
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed the Devonport Dockyard for Scapa Flow where she arrived on 10 December. (4)

12 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (4)

15 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow after escort duty. (4)

17 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (4)

24 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) conducted rangefinding and inclination exercises off Scapa Flow during which HMS Leamington (Cdr. W.E. Banks, DSC, RN) served as target. (4)

1 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from patrol. (5)

8 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) conducted torpedo firing exercises at Scapa Flow. (5)

15 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) and HMS Mauritius (Cdr. A.R. Pedder, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow during which HMS L 23 (Lt. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) acted as target submarine. (5)

20 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Arethusa (Capt. Q.D. Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis, CB, RN) and HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) departed Scapa Flow to patrol to the westward of a line 300° from position 60°30'N, 10°00'W. (6)

22 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Arethusa (Capt. Q.D. Graham, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis, CB, RN) and HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) returned to Scapa Flow from patrol. (6)

31 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) and the destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, DSC, RN) and HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr M.J. Clark, RAN) returned to Scapa Flow from escort duty. (7)

3 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the evening HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (8)

13 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Arethusa (Capt. Q.D. Graham, RN) and HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) arrived at Reykjavik from patrol. (9)

28 Feb 1941
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow.

[No log is available of HMS Nigeria for the month of March 1941 so some details might be missing for this month.] (8)

14 Mar 1941
Around 1900A/14, the battleship HMS Nelson (Capt. G.J.A. Miles, RN, flying the flag of A/Adm. J.C. Tovey, KCB, DSO, RN), light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) and the destroyers HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN), HMS Boadicea (A/Cdr. E.C.L. Turner, RN) and HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN) departed Scapa Flow to operate south of Iceland.

Around 0835A/15, the destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. P.L. Vian, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, RN) and HMS Zulu (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN) joined.

At 1105Z/16, HMS Cossack, HMS Maori and HMS Zulu were detached to fuel at Reykjavik.

At 0900Z/17, HMS Cossack, HMS Maori and HMS Zulu rejoined and HMS Escapade, HMS Boadicea and HMS Active were now detached to fuel at Reykjavik.

At 1530Z/18, HMS Escapade, HMS Boadicea and HMS Active rejoined.

At 0900Z/21, HMS Cossack, HMS Maori and HMS Zulu parted company.

At 1000A/22, HMS Nigeria parted company. She arrived at Scapa Flow later the same day.

HMS Nelson, HMS Escapade, HMS Boadicea and HMS Active arrived at Scapa Flow around 0030A/23. (10)

25 Mar 1941

Convoy HG 57.

This convoy departed Gibraltar on 25 March 1941 and arrived in U.K. waters on 11 April 1941.

It was made up of the following merchant vessels; Aghios Spyridon (Greek, 3338 GRT, built 1905), Aldergrove (British, 1974 GRT, built 1918), Anneberg (Finnish, 2537 GRT, built 1902), Ardeola (British, 2609 GRT, built 1912), Baltallinn (British, 1303 GRT, built 1920), Baron Newlands (British, 3386 GRT, built 1928), Bollsta (Norwegian, 1832 GRT, built 1934), Caledonia (British, 1268 GRT, built 1913), Cantal (British, 3178 GRT, built 1916), Cervantes (British, 1810 GRT, built 1916), Chantilly (British, 9986 GRT, built 1923), Egyptian (British, 2868 GRT, built 1920), Empire Strait (British, 2841 GRT, built 1940), Gothland (British, 1286 GRT, built 1932), Marvia (British, 1989 GRT, built 1914), Mimosa (Greek, 3071 GRT, built 1905), Moscha D. Kydoniefs (British, 3874 GRT, built 1915), Newton Pine (British, 4212 GRT, built 1925), Octane (British, 2034 GRT, built 1939), Polo (British, 1950 GRT, built 1919), Runa (British, 1575 GRT, built 1930), Scania (Swedish, 1980 GRT, built 1901), Scottish Monarch (British, 4719 GRT, built 1938) and Trio (Swedish, 1482 GRT, built 1922).

The rescue ship Zamalek (British, 1567 GRT, built 1921).

On departure from Gibraltar the convoy was escorted by the destroyer HMS Wrestler (Lt. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN), sloop HMS Rochester (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Allen, RN), corvettes HMS La Malouine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) R.W. Keymer, RN), HMS Verbena (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, RNVR)and the submarine HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN).

The Aghios Spyridon returned to Gibraltar the same day the convoy had sailed.

On 27 March, HMS Wrestler was detached.

On 3 April, HrMs O 23 was detached and the light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN joined.

At 0920Z/4, HMS La Malouine was detached.

At 0845Z/5, the armed boarding vessel Hilary (Cdr. T.L. Owen, RD, RNR) joined the convoy.

At 1930Z/5, the armed boaring vessel Cavina (Cdr. C.B. Osborne, RD, RNR) joined the convoy.

On 8 April the destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN), HMS Douglas (Cdr. W.E. Banks, DSC, RN), HMS Roxborough (Lt. V.A. Wight-Boycott, OBE, RN), HMS Salisbury (Lt.Cdr. H.M.R. Crichton, RN), corvettes HMS Abelia (T/Lt. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR) and auxiliary A/S trawlers HMS St. Elstan (T/Lt. G. Butcher, RNVR), HMS St. Kenan (T/Lt. R.R. Simpson, RNR), HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR) and HMS Vizalma (T/Lt. M.M. Firth, RNVR).

HMS Nigeria parted company with the convoy around 1900A/9.

The convoy arrived in U.K. waters on 11 April 1941.

10 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow after patrol and convoy escort duty. (11)

5 May 1941
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) returned to Scapa Flow from the Northern Patrol. (12)

20 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived at Rosyth from Scapa Flow. (12)

26 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) is docked in No.1 Dock at the Rosyth Dockyard. (12)

1 Jun 1941
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) is undocked. (13)

3 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted D/G trials off Rosyth. She then departed for Scapa Flow. (13)

4 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Rosyth. (13)

5 Jun 1941
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted D/G trials at Scapa Flow followed by a bombardment exercise. (13)

6 Jun 1941
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted bombardment exercises off Scapa Flow. (13)

9 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) first conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow. She then conducted gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. (13)

9 Jun 1941

Minelaying operations SN 64A and SN 64B.

Minelaying operation by the 1st Minelaying Squadron.

At 1645B/9, the auxiliary minelayers HMS Agamemnon (Capt.(Retd.) F. Ratsey, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral R.L. Burnett, OBE, RN) and HMS Menestheus (Capt. J.S. Crawford, DSO, RN) of the 1st Minelaying Squadron departed Port Z.A. (Loch Alsh) to lay minefields SN 64A and SN 64B. They were escorted by the destroyers HMS Brighton (Cdr. (Retd.) C.W.V.T.S. Lepper, RN), HMS St. Marys (Lt. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN), HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hodges, RN) and HMS Impulsive (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, DSC, RN).

To provide cover for them the light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed Scapa Flow around 2220B/9. She joined the 1st Minelaying Squadron around 0115B/10.

At 1343B/10 minelaying started. It was completed at 1432B/10.

The minefields made up of total 940 mines.
SN 64A was laid between 60°20'0"N, 06°12'0"W and 60°34'3"N, 06°28'5"W.
SN 64B was laid between 60°28'6"N, 05°56'2"W and 60°35'9"N, 06°05'2"W.
They were a reinforcement of minefield SN 4 with two lines of mines, one to the westward and one to the eastward.

Around 2300B/10, HMS Nigeria parted company with the 1st Minelaying Squadron to proceed to Skaalefjord, Faeroer Islands to fuel. She arrived there around 1230B/11.

HMS Anthony and HMS Impulsive parted company with the 1st Minelaying Squadron off Cape Wrath and proceeded to Scapa Flow arriving there around 1030B/11.

HMS Agamemnon, Menestheus, HMS Brighton and HMS St. Marys returned to Port Z.A. (Loch Alsh) at 0631B/11. (14)

11 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1230B/11, HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived at Skaalefjord to fuel.

She departed around 1800B/11 to proceed on patrol in the Faeroer-Iceland gap. (13)

16 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) made a short call at Skaalefjord to fuel and then resumed patrol. (13)

23 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from patrol. (13)

28 Jun 1941 (position 73.02, -3.13)
The British light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) and the British destroyers HMS Bedouin (Cdr. J.A. McCoy, DSO, RN), HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.P. Thew, RN), in thick fog, intercept the German weather ship Lauenburg north-east of Jan Mayen Island in position 73°02'N, 03°13'W. The German ship was detected due to HF/DF. Her crew abandoned ship after they were fired upon. Valuable codebooks and the Enigma machine were found aboard the German weather ship.

5 Jul 1941

Operation DN.

The purpose of this operation was an anti-shipping raid in the Stadtlandet area.

Around 0700B/5, the light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN), AA cruiser HMS Curacoa (Capt. C.C. Hughes-Hallett, RN) and the destroyers HMS Bedouin (Cdr. J.A. McCoy, DSO, RN), HMS Punjabi (Cdr. S.A. Buss, MVO, RN), HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN) and HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Clark, RN) departed Scapa Flow for this operation.

They were spotted by enemy aircraft shortly before midnight and the operation was abandoned.

The Force returned to Scapa Flow around 1300B/6. (15)

7 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN, struck his flag in HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) and hoisted it, temporary, in the base ship HMS Dunluce Castle. (16)

8 Jul 1941

Minelaying operation SN 67A.

Minelaying operation by the 1st Minelaying Squadron.

At 0532B/8, the auxiliary minelayers HMS Agamemnon (Capt.(Retd.) F. Ratsey, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral R.L. Burnett, OBE, RN), HMS Menestheus (Capt. J.S. Crawford, DSO, RN) HMS Port Quebec (Capt.(Retd.) E.C. Watson, RN) of the 1st Minelaying Squadron departed Port Z.A. (Loch Alsh) to lay minefield SN 67A. They were escorted by the destroyers HMS Castleton (Cdr. (Retd.) F.H.E. Skyrme, RN), HMS Wells (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN) and the escort destroyer HMS Heythrop (Lt.Cdr R.S. Stafford, RN).

They were joined around 1400B/8 by the light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) which had departed Scapa Flow around 0845B/8 to provide cover for the operation.

The minefield made up of a total of 1488 mines, was laid between 0805B/9 and 1050B/9, on a line joining positions, 62°28'7"N, 07°50'0"W, 62°58'4"N, 08°35'4"W and 62°40'3"N, 07°30'0"W.

The minelayers laid as follows; HMS Agamemnon 530 mines, HMS Menestheus 410 mines and HMS Port Quebec 548 mines.

HMS Agamemnon, HMS Menestheus, HMS Port Quebec, HMS Castleton and HMS Wells returned to Port Z.A. (Loch Alsh) at 1724B/10.

HMS Nigeria arrived at Scapa Flow around 1530B/10.

HMS Heythrop arrived at Scapa Flow via Port Z.A. (Loch Alsh) around 2030B/10. (17)

10 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN, re-hoisted his flag in HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) upon this cruisers return from covering minelaying mission SN 67A. (16)

17 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted D/G trials at Scapa Flow. These were followed by torpedo firing and aircraft launching and recovering exercises. (18)

20 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted a refueling at sea exercise with the RFA tanker Oligarch (6894 GRT, built 1918). (18)

22 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At Scapa Flow, Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN, struck his flag in HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN). He and his staff then boarded the escort destroyer HMS Croome (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Hayes, RN) which then proceeded to Rosyth where the Rear-Admiral hoisted his flag on board HMS Kenya (Capt. M.M. Denny, CB, RN). (19)

25 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Rear-Admiral P.L. Vian, DSO and 2 Bars, RN, hoisted his flag on board Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN). (18)

27 Jul 1941

Operation FB.

' Force A ', made up of the light cruisers HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral P.L. Vian, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Aurora (Capt. W.G. Agnew, RN) and the destroyers HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN) and HMS Punjabi (Cdr. S.A. Buss, MVO, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Seidisfjord, Iceland where they arrived on the 29th.

They departed Seidisfjord later on the same day for Isfjord, Spitsbergen.

They arrived at Spitsbergen on 31 July 1941 with HMS Nigeria and HMS Tartar entering Advent Fjord and HMS Aurora and HMS Punjabi proceeding up the Gronfjord.

At Spitsbergen all ships fuelled on 1 August 1941 from the RFA tanker Oligarch (6894 GRT, built 1918) which had arrived there escorted by the destroyer ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski) and the A/S whalers HMS Sealyham (T/Lt. C.E. Jefferson, RNR) and HMS Wastwater (T/Lt. R. Edwards, RNVR). This fuelling group then departed for Seidisfjord taking the Norwegian merchant vessel Dagny I (1392 GRT, built 1916) with them.

At Spitsbergen Lt. Tamber of the Norwegian Navy was landed to assume the role of Military Governor and to take over the W/T station.

No enemy opposition was encountered.

In the afternoon and early evening of 2 August 1941, ' Force A ' landed a party at Bear Island on 2 August to demolish the W/T station and embark four Norwegian operators.

Around 1330B/3, 'Force A ' joined the ' Oligarch ' group.

Around 1600B/3, the Dagny I parted company to proceed direct to the U.K. escorted by HMS Wastwater.

During the night of 3/4 August , HMS Tartar and HMS Punjabi fuelled from the Oligarch.

Around noon on the 4th HMS Aurora also fuelled from the Oligarch on completion of which the ' Oligarch ' group parted company to proceed to Seidisfjord.

' Force A ' then proceeded on an anti-shipping sweep of northern Norway but they were sighted by German aircraft around 1600B/5. With the element of surprise now gone the operation was abandoned and course was set to return to Scapa Flow where ' Force A ' arrived around 1645B/7.

(20)

10 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At Scapa Flow, His Majesty, King George VI, made a short visit to HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral P.L. Vian, DSO and 2 Bars, RN). (21)

13 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral P.L. Vian, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) and HMS Aurora (Capt. W.G. Agnew, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. Following these gunnery exercises a towing exercise was carried out during which HMS Aurora took HMS Nigeria in tow. (22)

14 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral P.L. Vian, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) and HMS Aurora (Capt. W.G. Agnew, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (22)

11 Sep 1941
The damaged light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral P.L. Vian, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) departed Scapa Flow for the Tyne. She was being escorted by the escort destroyers HMS Lamerton (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Simms, RN) and HMS Badsworth (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Townsend, DSC and Bar, OBE, RN).

HMS Nigeria arrived at South Shields shortly after noon the following day. Rear-Admiral Vian then struck his flag and left the ship. (23)

22 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) is docked in No.4 Dock at the Middle Docks & Engineering Company Ltd. at South Shields for repairs and refit. (23)

14 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) is undocked. She then immediately ran over the D/G range several times before mooring at North Shields. (23)

23 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) departed North Shields for Scapa Flow. (23)

24 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from North Shields. (23)

29 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, RN) conducted torpedo firing and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (24)

2 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow during which HMS P 37 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) served as target. (25)

5 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) and HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (26)

6 Jan 1942
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) and HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow.

HMS Nigeria returned to Scapa Flow in the evening while HMS Sheffield was then deployed to provide cover for operation ' Repeat Kitbag ' only returing to Scapa Flow early in the afternoon on the 7th. (26)

8 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (25)

26 Jan 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0200A/26, 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 patrol. (25)

1 Feb 1942

Combined convoy PQ 9 and PQ 10.

This convoy departed Reykjavik on 1 February 1942 for Northern Russia.

The convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Atlantic (British, 5414 GRT, built 1939), El Lago (Panamanian, 4221 GRT, built 1920), Empire Selwyn (British, 7167 GRT, built 1941), Friedrich Engels (Russian, 3972 GRT, built 1930), IJora (Russian, 2815 GRT, built 1921), Noreg (Norwegian (tanker), 7605 GRT, built 1931), Revolutsioner (Russian, 2900 GRT, built 1936), Tblisi (Russian, 7169 GRT, built 1912), Trevorian (British, 4599 GRT, built 1920) and West Nohno (American, 5769 GRT, built 1919).

On departure from Reykjavik the convoy had a local escort of three A/S trawlers or A/S whalers [identity currently not known to us]. Also two M/S whalers were with the convoy. These were to be transferred to the Russians upon their arrival at Murmansk. These were HMS Hav (T/Skr. H.C. Watson, RNR) and Shika (Skr. J. Dinwoodie, RNR).

On 3 February 1942, the light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed Scapa Flow. She was to provide close cover for the convoy. She arrived in the Kola Inlet on 8 February 1942.

On 4 February 1942, the destroyers HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.K. Scott-Moncrieff, RN) and HMS Intrepid (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewes, DSC, RN) departed Seidisfjord to join the convoy which they did the following day relieving the three trawlers of the local escort.

The convoy was joined on 7 February by the minesweepers HMS Britomart (Lt.Cdr. S.S. Stammwitz, RN) and HMS Sharpshooter (Lt.Cdr. D. Lampen, RN) coming from the Kola Inlet.

The convoy arrived in the Kola Inlet on 10 February 1941. Three stagglers and one M/S whaler arrived the following day.

8 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived in the Kola Inlet from convoy covering operations. (27)

9 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The AA cruiser HMS Cairo (A/Capt. C.C. Hardy, DSO, RN), with 13 Russian Trade Delegates on board, departed the Clyde for Scapa Flow on 9 February 1942.

She arrived at Scapa Flow on 10 February. After topping off with fuel she departed Scapa Flow for Northern Russia later the same day. She was escorted by the escort destroyer HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN) part of the way. She parted company at 0415A/12 to return to Scapa Flow where she arrived around 1500A/13.

On 11 February 1942, the light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed the Kola Inlet to provide cover for HMS Cairo.

HMS Cairo and HMS Nigeria both arrived in the Kola Inlet in the early afternoon of 13 February 1942. (28)

11 Feb 1942

Convoy PQ 11.

This convoy departed Kirkwall on 11 February 1942 for the Kola Inlet, Northern Russia.

On departure the convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Ashkhabad (British, 5284 GRT, built 1917), Barrwhin (British, 4998 GRT, built 1929), City of Flint (British, 4963 GRT, built 1920), Daldorch (British, 5571 GRT, built 1930), Empire Baffin (British, 6978 GRT, built 1941), Empire Magpie (British, 6211 GRT, built 1919), Hartlebury (British, 5082 GRT, built 1934), Kingswood (British, 5080 GRT, built 1929), Lowther Castle (British, 5171 GRT, built 1937), Makawao (Honduran, 3253 GRT, built 1921), Marylyn (British, 4555 GRT, built 1930), North King (Panamanian, 4934 GRT, built 1903) and Stepan Khalturin (Russian, 2498 GRT, built 1921).

On departure from Kirkwall the convoy was escorted by the escort destroyers HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN), HMS Middleton (Lt.Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, RN), minesweepers HMS Hussar (Lt. R.C. Biggs, DSC, RN), HMS Niger (Cdr.(ret.) A.J. Cubison, DSC and Bar, RN, Senior Officer of the close escort), corvette HMS Sweetbriar (Lt.(Retd.) J.W. Cooper, RNR) and the A/S trawlers HMS Blackfly (T/Lt. A.P. Hughes, RNR), HMS Cape Argona (T/Lt. R.G. Wallace, RNR) and HMS Cape Mariato (T/Lt. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR).

On 17 February 1942 the corvette HMS Oxlip (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RNR) joined the convoy coming from Seidisfjord. Also on this day HMS Airedale and HMS Middleton parted company with the convoy to proceed to Scapa Flow where they arrived around 1100A/18. The three A/S trawlers HMS Blackfly, HMS Cape Argona and HMS Cape Mariato also left the convoy to proceed to Stornoway.

On 20 February 1942, the light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed the Kola Inlet to provide close cover for the convoy. The Russian destroyers Gromkiy and Grozniy sailed with the cruiser but they suddenly parted company, having requisted permission to return to harbour around 0330C/21. They parted company even before a reply to their request had been given.

HMS Nigeria sighted the convoy around 1615C/21 and then remained in company with it until around 1730C/22. By then the minesweepers HMS Harrier (Cdr. E.P. Hinton, MVO, DSO, RN), HMS Hazard (Lt.Cdr. J.R.A. Seymour, RN) and HMS Salamander (Lt. W.R. Muttram, RN) had joined the convoy.

HMS Nigeria arrived in the Kola Inlet around 0900C/23.

The convoy arrived late in the afternoon / early in the evening of the same day.

20 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed the Kola Inlet for escort / cover duty with convoy PQ 11. She returned to the Kola Inlet on 23 February 1942.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy PQ 11 ' for 11 February 1942.] (27)

2 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed the Kola Inlet for escort / convoy cover duty with convoy QP 8.

[For more information on this convoy see the event ' Convoys PQ 12 and QP 8 ' for 1 March 1942.] (29)

8 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
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 escort / cover duty. (29)

21 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed Scapa Flow for convoy cover duty.

[For more info see the event ' Convoys PQ 13 and QP 9 ' for 20 March 1941.] (29)

29 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
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 duty. (29)

30 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) proceeded from Scapa Flow to Rosyth. At Rosyth she was immediately docked in No.1 Dock for repairs to some minor defects and the change of one propeller. (29)

4 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) is undocked. (30)

11 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN, was stuck on board HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN) and hoisted in the base ship HMS Dunluce Castle. (31)

12 Apr 1942
The ' Battlefleet' made up of the battleships HMS King George V (Capt. W.R. Patterson, CB, CVO, RN, flying the flag of flying the flag of A/Admiral J.C. Tovey, KCB, KBE, DSO, RN, C-in-C Home Fleet), HMS Duke of York (Capt. C.H.J. Harcourt, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis, CB, RN, second in command Home Fleet), aircraft carrier HMS Victorious (Capt. H.C. Bovell, CBE, RN), heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN) and the destroyers HMS Onslow (Capt. H.T. Armstrong, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Offa (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Ewing, RN), HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.K. Scott-Moncrieff, RN), HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN) and the escort destroyers HMS Belvoir (Lt. J.F.D. Bush, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Ledbury (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, RN), HMS Middleton (Lt.Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, RN) and HMS Wheatland (Lt. R.deL. Brooke, RN) departed Scapa Flow for convoy cover operations for convoys PQ 14 and QP 10.

[For more info on these convoys see the event ' Convoy operation to and from northern Russia, convoy's PQ 14 and QP 10 ' for 8 April 1942.] (32)

18 Apr 1942
HMS King George V (Capt. W.R. Patterson, CB, CVO, RN, flying the flag of flying the flag of A/Admiral J.C. Tovey, KCB, KBE, DSO, RN, C-in-C Home Fleet), HMS Duke of York (Capt. C.H.J. Harcourt, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis, CB, RN, second in command Home Fleet), HMS Victorious (Capt. H.C. Bovell, CBE, RN), HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN), HMS Somali (Capt. J.W.M. Eaton, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Bedouin (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, OBE, RN), HMS Matchless (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN), HMS Onslow (Capt. H.T. Armstrong, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.K. Scott-Moncrieff, RN), HMS Hursley (Lt. W.J.P. Church, DSC, RN), HMS Lamerton (Lt.Cdr. C.R. Purse, DSC, RN), HMS Ledbury (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, RN) and HMS Middleton (Lt.Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow after convoy cover duty. (33)

23 Apr 1942
The flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN, struck his flag in the base ship HMS Dunluce Castle and hoisted it in HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN). She then departed Scapa Flow for Hvalfjord. (31)

25 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord from Scapa Flow. (30)

26 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed Hvalfjord for Seidisfjord. (30)

27 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived at Seidisfjord from Hvalfjord. (30)

29 Apr 1942
Around 0500Z/29, A close cover force made up of the light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN), the destroyers HMS Somali (Capt. J.W.M. Eaton, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Matchless (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN), HMS Boadicea (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN), HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN), HNoMS St. Albans (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill, RNorN) and the escort destroyer HMS Badsworth (Lt. G.T.S. Gray, DSC, RN) departed Seidisfiord to join convoy PQ 15 which they did early on 30 April.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoys PQ 15 and QP 11 and the sinking of HMS Edinburgh and HMS Punjabi ' for 26 April 1942.] (34)

11 May 1942
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Seidisfjord. (35)

12 May 1942
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived at Seidisfjord from Scapa Flow. (35)

20 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) and the destroyers HMS Onslow (Capt. H.T. Armstong, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.E.H. McBeath, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Ashanti (Cdr. R.G. Onslow, RN), HMS Martin (Cdr. C.R.P. Thomson, RN), HMS Marne (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, DSC, RN), HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Tait, DSO, RN), HMS Volunteer (Lt. A.S. Pomeroy, RN) and ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. H. Eibel, ORP) departed Hvalfjord for Seidisfjord. (36)

21 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) and the destroyers HMS Onslow (Capt. H.T. Armstong, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.E.H. McBeath, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Ashanti (Cdr. R.G. Onslow, RN), HMS Martin (Cdr. C.R.P. Thomson, RN), HMS Marne (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, DSC, RN), HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Tait, DSO, RN), HMS Volunteer (Lt. A.S. Pomeroy, RN) and ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. H. Eibel, ORP) arrived at Seidisfjord from Hvalfjord. (36)

23 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Light cruiser HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) and the destroyers HMS Onslow (Capt. H.T. Armstong, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.E.H. McBeath, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Ashanti (Cdr. R.G. Onslow, RN), HMS Martin (Cdr. C.R.P. Thomson, RN), HMS Marne (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, DSC, RN), HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Tait, DSO, RN), HMS Volunteer (Lt. A.S. Pomeroy, RN) and ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. H. Eibel, ORP) departed Seidisfjord for convoy escort / cover duty with convoys PQ 16 and QP 12.

[For more info on these convoy see the event ' Convoy operation to and from northern Russia, convoy's PQ 16 and QP 12. ' for 21 May 1942.] (36)

29 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN), HMS Liverpool (Capt. W.R. Slayter, DSC, RN), HMS Norfolk (Capt. E.G.H. Bellars, RN), HMS Onslow (Capt. H.T. Armstong, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.E.H. McBeath, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Marne (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from convoy cover operations. (37)

13 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow.

She departed Scapa Flow later the same day to patrol in the Iceland-Faeroer gap. (38)

19 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) arrived at Greenock from patrol. She had proceeded to Greeock to give leave to her crew and to make some minor repairs. (38)

23 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Nigeria (Capt. J.G.L. Dundas, CBE, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) departed Greenock for Scapa Flow. (39)

24 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
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 Greenock. (39)

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