HMS Arrow (1929) DD (6th)
This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Arrow was an A
Built by Vickers Armstrong of Barrow, laid down 20-Aug-1928, launched 02-Aug-1929, and commissioned 14-Apr-1930.
On commissioning she joined the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.
Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.
At the start of WW2 she was in the Channel with the 18th Flotilla. Feb-1941 saw her back with the 3rd Flotilla in Home waters. Then early 1942 it was with Force R in the Indian Ocean. But by late 1942 it was time to see service in the South Atlantic.
In 1943 it was back to the Mediterranean and the 13th Flotilla.
She formed part of the Invasion Fleet for Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily in 1943.
Then on 04-Aug-1943 she was in Algiers harbour, alongside the ammunition ship Fort la Montee when that ship blew up. Arrow was towed to Taranto but was declared a total constructive loss.
She was stripped 1944 and broken up May-1949.
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24 July, 2012.
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