Allied Warships

HMS Arrow (H 42)

Destroyer of the A class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantH 42 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness,U.K.) 
Ordered6 Mar 1928 
Laid down20 Aug 1928 
Launched22 Aug 1929 
Commissioned14 Apr 1930 
End service 

HMS Arrow (Lt.Cdr. William Wentworth Fitzroy, RN) was heavily damaged in an accident in Algiers harbour on 4 August 1943. She was alongside the ammunition ship Fort la Monte when that vessel blew up. Arrow was beyond economical repair and was declared a constructive total loss. Later she was towed to Taranto, Italy where she was scrapped.


Commands listed for HMS Arrow (H 42)

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1Cdr. Herbert Wyndham Williams, RN23 Aug 19398 Jan 1941
2Cdr. Addison Joe Baker-Cresswell, RN8 Jan 1941Feb 1941

3Cdr. Richard Edmund Hyde-Smith, RN13 Mar 1941mid 1941

4Cdr. Alec Murray McKillop, RN24 Sep 194116 Mar 1943
5Lt.Cdr. William Wentworth Fitzroy, RN16 Mar 1943early 1944

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

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