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12 May 1936

United Kingdom
9 Sep 1937

United Kingdom
  • The 9,100-ton light cruiser, HMS Glasgow, built at Scotts (Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom), was commissioned with Captain Francis N. Attwood in command. ww2dbase [Glasgow | Greenock, Scotland | AC]
2 Dec 1937

United Kingdom
5 Jul 1940

United Kingdom
  • Operation Fish: British battleship HMS Revenge, cruiser HMS Bonaventure, destroyer HMS Garth, and troop transports Monarch of Bermuda, Sobieski, and Batory departed Greenock, Scotland at 0545 hours. The cargo of US$1,750,000,000 worth of gold and securities from the Bank of England was destined for the Bank of Canada's vault in Ottawa. They would arrive at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada safely on 12 Jul. ww2dbase [Greenock, Scotland | CPC]
1 Sep 1940

United Kingdom
  • The survivors of Dutch steam passenger ship Volendam were disembarked by Norwegian fruit freighter Olaf Fostenes at Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [First Happy Time | Greenock, Scotland | HM]
15 Apr 1941

United Kingdom
  • British destroyer HMS Achates departed Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom at 0840 hours for Scapa Flow to the north, but was rerouted to Loch Alsh at 1400 hours. ww2dbase [Greenock, Scotland | CPC]
26 Oct 1941

United Kingdom
10 Jan 1942

Photo(s) dated 10 Jan 1942
HMS Ameer at anchor on the Clyde in Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom, 10 Jan 1942.
22 Mar 1962

United Kingdom
30 Mar 1962

United Kingdom

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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