HMS Amazon (1927) DD (8th)
This the eighth ship to carry the name HMS Amazon was one of
Built by Thorneycroft, laid down 29-Jan-1925, launched 27-Jan-1926, and commissioned 05-May-1927.
Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.
At the beginning of WW2, Amazon was with the 18th Destroyer Flotilla, and took part in the Norwegian Campaign in April 1940. On 29-Apr-1940 assisted in sinking U-50.
She moved on to the 12th Destroyer Flotilla, then 3rd Escort Group operating in the North Atlantic, and on Russian Convoys. While escorting QP11, on 30-Apr-1942, she was damaged by shellfire from attacking German destroyers.
After being repaired she served in the Mediterranean, returning to home waters at the end of 1942.
1943 saw her based on the Clyde, later moving to Western Approaches, and returned to Greenock Aug-1943.
In 1944 she was used as an aircraft target until reduced to reserve in Jan-1945.
Arrived at Troon 06-Oct-1948 for breaking up.
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