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HMS Arrow - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Arrow

Name : HMS Arrow
Laid Down : 20th August 1928
Launched : 22nd August 1929
Completed : 14th April 1930
Type : Destroyer
Class : A
Builder : Vickers Armstrong
Country : UK
Pennants : H42
Fate : Damaged in explosion, 4th August 1943, scrapped May 1949.
Later became : HMCS Skeena

Sustained heavy damage while assisting SS Fort La Montee as it was towed away from Algiers harbour after a fire broke out on board. Arrow was alongside when the fire reached ammunition in the stricken ship, and was caught in the ensuing explosion. Parts were stripped from HMS Arrow in 1944 and she remained a hulk in Taranto until May 1949.

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HMS Arrow, 1930.


HMS Arrow, July 1935.

Timeline Entries :


22nd August 1929 - Launched
22nd August 1929 - Pennant Number H42
1st May 1930 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla
1st May 1930 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
29th January 1932 - Arrived Malta
22nd April 1932 - Arrived Malta
22nd April 1932 - Lt. Cmdr. J. G. Bickford in Command
1st October 1932 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla. Mediterranean Fleet
1st October 1932 - Lt. Cmdr. J. G. Bickford in Command
14th January 1933 - Arrived Port Drepano
25th January 1933 - Sailed Port Drepano
25th January 1933 - Arrived Gulf of Patras
1st February 1933 - Arrived Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta for Pollensa Bay
10th March 1933 - Arrived Pollenza Bay
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
28th March 1933 - Sailed Pollenza Bay
28th March 1933 - Sailed Pollensa for Bormes Roads
30th March 1933 - Arrived Bormes Roads
30th March 1933 - Arrived Bormes Roads
12th April 1933 - Arrived Antibes
12th April 1933 - Sailed Bormes Roads
12th April 1933 - Arrived Antibes
24th April 1933 - Sailed Antibes
24th April 1933 - Sailed Antibes
27th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
27th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
27th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
19th July 1933 - Arrived Rab
5th August 1933 - Arrived Kotor
31st August 1933 - Sailed Malta
2nd September 1933 - Arrived Skiathos
11th September 1933 - Sailed Skiathos
11th September 1933 - Arrived Stylis
18th September 1933 - Sailed Stylis
19th September 1933 - Arrived Port Sigri
25th September 1933 - Sailed Port Sigri
27th September 1933 - Arrived Haifa
3rd October 1933 - Sailed Haifa
4th October 1933 - Arrived Alexandria
11th October 1933 - Sailed Alexandria
13th October 1933 - Arrived Navarin
21st October 1933 - Sailed Navarin
23rd October 1933 - Arrived Malta
9th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for cruise
10th January 1934 - Arrived Susa
10th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for short winter cruise
25th January 1934 - Arrived Malta
3rd March 1934 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
27th March 1934 - Arrived Leghorn
23rd April 1934 - Arrived St. Raphael
24th April 1934 - Sailed St. Raphael for Malta
15th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
1st September 1934 - Arrived Brioni
10th September 1934 - Arrived Crkvenica
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
22nd April 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar for Home Ports
22nd April 1935 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla
26th April 1935 - Arrived Sheerness
27th August 1936 - Arrived Gibraltar
1st September 1936 - Arrived Malaga
8th September 1936 - Arrived Gibraltar
5th October 1936 - Arrived Gibraltar
11th October 1936 - Arrived Cartagena
13th January 1937 - Arrived Palma
14th January 1937 - Arrived Valencia
16th March 1937 - Arrived Barcelona
16th March 1937 - Arrived Marseille
17th March 1937 - Sailed Marseille
18th March 1937 - Sailed Barcelona for Palma
25th March 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
1st January 1939 - 18th Destroyer Flotilla
1st January 1939 - 18th Destroyer Flotilla
1st April 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
August 1939 - Cdr. Herbert Wyndham Williams in Command
August 1939 - Cdr. Herbert Wyngham Williams, RN in Command
5th August 1939 - Arrived Portland
8th August 1939 - Arrived Weymouth Bay
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
27th August 1939 - Sailed Portland to carry out a reconnaissance in the Western Approaches
28th August 1939 - Arrived Portland
1st September 1939 - Arrived Portland
3rd September 1939 - 16th Destroyer Flotilla, Division 36 Portsmouth Command
3rd September 1939 - At Portland
1st October 1939 - Sailed Southampton escorting convoy DB.10 to Brest
2nd October 1939 - Arrived Brest with convoy DB.10
12th October 1939 - Submarine hunting off Newhaven
31st October 1939 - At Portsmouth with defects
30th November 1939 - At Portsmouth with defects
31st December 1939 - At Portsmouth repairing
14th January 1940 - Sailed Plymouth Escorting HMS Royal Sovereign
16th January 1940 - Detached from HMS Royal Sovereign
29th February 1940 - Under repair at Portsmouth
15th March 1940 - Search for Submarine in Christchurch Bay and Poole Bay.
19th March 1940 - Sailed Portsmouth for Portland
8th January 1941 - Cdr. Addison Joe Baker-Cresswell In Command
8th January 1941 - Cdr. Addison Joe Baker-Creswell, RN in Command
February 1941 - Cdr. Richard Edmund Hyde-Smith in Command
February 1941 - Cdr. Richard Edmund Hyde-Smith, RN in Command
24th September 1941 - Cdr. Alec Murray McKillop in Command
24th September 1941 - Cdr. Alec Murray McKillop, RN in Command
16th March 1943 - Lt.Cdr. William Wentworth Fitzroy in Command
16th March 1943 - Lt.Cdr. William Wentworth Fitzroy, RN in Command
4th August 1943 - Damaged and never repaired.
17th October 1944 - Destroyed by an accident at Taranto

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Last edited : 18:09, February 21, 2011
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First Added : 11:28, December 9, 2010
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