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HMS Anthony (1930) DD  (3rd)

    
This the third ship to carry the name HMS Anthony was an A Class, destroyer.

Built by Scotts, laid down 30-Jul-1928, launched 24-Apr-1929, commissioned 14-Feb-1930.

On commissioning Anthony joined the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.

Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.

The start of WW2, saw her in the Channel with the 18th Flotilla. Then in Feb-1940 moved to the Home Fleet for the Norwegian Campaign. In May-1941 Anthony formed part of the escort for the Hood and Prince of Wales during Bismarck operations.

In July-1941 she towed her sister ship HMS Achates to Seidesfjord after Achates was badly damaged on striking a mine off Iceland.

Early 1942 saw service with force H at Gibraltar. Then in May-1942 formed part of the force sent to occupy Madagascar. After which she returned to home waters and escort duties.

She assisted in sinking U-791 in Feb-1944, and ended her war in 1945 at Portsmouth with the 1st Destroyer Flotilla.

Sold 18-Aug-1947, and broken up at Troon May-1948.

Won the Battle Honours: Dunkirk 1940, Atlantic 1940-44, 'Bismarck' 1941, Diego Suarez 1942 and English Channel 1944-45.

 

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This page last edited - 06 February, 2013.

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