HMS Dart (K 21)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||19 May 1941|
|Laid down||8 Sep 1941|
|Launched||10 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||13 May 1943|
Sold to be broken up for scrap in November 1956.
Commands listed for HMS Dart (K 21)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. James Hutchinson Wright, RNR||13 Mar 1943||30 Jun 1943|
|2||Cdr. Charles Robert Stanier Farquhar, RN||30 Jun 1943||30 Aug 1943|
|3||Cdr. John Treasure Jones, RD, RNR||30 Aug 1943||2 Jun 1945|
|4||A/Lt.Cdr. Alexander Gordon Scott, DSC, RNR||2 Jun 1945||Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Dart include:
19 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Gorleston (Cdr.(Retd.) R.W. Keymer, RN), HMS Exe (A/Cdr. M.A.O. Biddulph, DSC, RN) and HMS Dart (Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR). (1)
24 Sep 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dart (Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR), HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. L.E. Woodhouse, RN) and ORP Burza (Cdr. F. Pitulko, ORP). (3)
24 Dec 1944
Convoy MKF 36A.
This convoy departed Gibraltar on 24 December 1944.
It was made up of the troop transport Johan de Witt (Dutch, 10474 GRT, built 1920) and the dock landing ship Eastway (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.A. Fletcher, RNR).
On departure from Gibraltar the convoy was escorted by the sloop HMS Stork (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield, RN) and the frigates HMS Dart (Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR) and HMS Evenlode (Cdr. V.F. Smith, DSO, RD, RNR).
Around 0310A/28, the destroyer HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. N.W. Sluijter, RNethN) joined coming from Plymouth.
HrMs Tjerk Hiddes parted company around 2305A/28 when the convoy was to the south of the Isle of Wight.
The convoy arrived at Portsmouth early on the 29th.
9 Feb 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Jewel (???), HMS Dart (Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR), HMS Evenlode (Cdr. V.F. Smith, DSO, RD, RNR) and HMCS Saskatchewan (A/Lt.Cdr. T.C. Pullen, RCN). (4)
10 Feb 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Evenlode (Cdr. V.F. Smith, DSO, RD, RNR), HMCS Saskatchewan (A/Lt.Cdr. T.C. Pullen, RCN), HMS Dart (Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR) and HMS Jewel (???). (4)
20 Feb 1945
HMS Colossus (Capt. G.H. Stokes,CB, DSC, RN) conducted flying operations between the Clyde and Belfast Lough. She was escorted by the frigates HMS Dart (Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR) and Cranstoun (A/Lt.Cdr. E.W. Rainey, RN).
They returned to Greenock early on 21 February 1945. (5)
- ADM 173/17795
- ADM 173/18160
- ADM 173/17786
- ADM 173/20150
- ADM 53/121136
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.