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HMS Amazon - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Amazon

Name : HMS Amazon
Laid Down : 29th January 1925
Launched : 27th January 1926
Completed : 5th May 1927
Type : Destroyer
Class : A
Builder : Thornycroft
Country : UK
Pennants : D39
Fate : Scrapped 6th October 1948.

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HMS Amazon, 1926.


HMS Amazon, October 1934.


HMS Amazon, July 1935.

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HMS Amazon passing the wrecked bow of HMS Glorious.

Timeline Entries :


November 1924 - Ordered from Thornycroft At Woolston
29th June 1925 - Laid down
27th January 1926 - Pennant D39
27th January 1926 - Launched
3rd January 1927 - Acceptance Trials
5th May 1927 - Completed
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. P. H. Calderon in Command
1st October 1932 - Irish Waters, Home Fleet
29th August 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
29th August 1933 - Sailed Plymouth for Portsmouth
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
27th January 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
11th June 1936 - Sailed Portland for Portsmouth
19th October 1936 - Arrived Portland
22nd October 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
14th July 1937 - Arrived Portland
16th July 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
29th March 1938 - Arrived Portland
11th April 1938 - Sailed Portland for Portsmouth
1st January 1939 - 18th Destroyer Flotilla
26th April 1939 - Arrived Portland
26th April 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth for Portland
28th April 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
5th August 1939 - Arrived Portland
8th August 1939 - Arrived Weymouth Bay
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
3rd September 1939 - 16th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 36 Portsmouth Command
3rd September 1939 - At Portland
9th October 1939 - Sailed Milford Haven to escort convoy KJ.1B
12th October 1939 - Submarine hunting off Dover.
16th October 1939 - Joined Convoy OA.3
17th October 1939 - Sailed Plymouth on escort duty
17th October 1939 - Joined Convoy OA.20
18th October 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.20
18th October 1939 - Damaged in a collision
18th October 1939 - Damaged in collision with steamer Aracataca at 1448 in convoy OG.3
19th October 1939 - Detached Convoy OA.3
20th October 1939 - Commenced repairs at Portsmouth
31st October 1939 - At Portsmouth for repairs
28th November 1939 - Repairs completed at Portsmouth
2nd December 1939 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.45G
5th December 1939 - Escorted Convoy OG.9.
6th December 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.45G. Joined Convoy HG.9
6th December 1939 - Detached from Convoy OG.9
21st December 1939 - Joined Convoy OA.55G. Detached same day
26th December 1939 - Escorted Convoy OA.60G
28th December 1939 - Detached from Convoy OA.60G
5th January 1940 - Joined Convoy OA.65
6th January 1940 - Detached from Convoy OA.65
23rd January 1940 - Escorting Convoy OA.78
6th February 1940 - Escorted Convoy OG.17
11th March 1940 - Joined merged Convoys SL.22 and SLF.22
15th March 1940 - Arrived UK with Convoys SL.22 and SLF.22
16th March 1940 - Sailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.111
18th March 1940 - Detached from Convoy OA.111
22nd March 1940 - Joined Convoy OA.114
23rd March 1940 - Detached from Convoy OA.114
25th March 1940 - Joined Convoy HX.27
28th March 1940 - Arrived Liverpool with Convoy HX.27
29th April 1940 - Assisted in the sinking of U50 off of Norway
1st January 1941 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, Rosyth
1st January 1945 - 12th Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean
January 1948 - Broken up

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