Allied Warships

HMS Dart (K 21)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 21 
Built byBlyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered19 May 1941 
Laid down8 Sep 1941 
Launched10 Oct 1942 
Commissioned13 May 1943 
End service 

Sold to be broken up for scrap in November 1956.
Scrapped in 1957.


Commands listed for HMS Dart (K 21)

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1Lt.Cdr. James Hutchinson Wright, RNR13 Mar 194330 Jun 1943
2Cdr. Charles Robert Stanier Farquhar, RN30 Jun 194330 Aug 1943
3Cdr. John Treasure Jones, RD, RNR30 Aug 19432 Jun 1945
4A/Lt.Cdr. Alexander Gordon Scott, DSC, RNR2 Jun 1945Jan 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). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17795
  2. ADM 173/17786

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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