HMS Arab (FY 202)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||19 Jun 1936|
Completed in August 1936.
During the Norwegian Campaign HMS Arab survived 31 bombing attacks in five days while serving in the Namsos area. On one occasion during this period her CO Lt. Stannard and two of his crew tackled for two hours a fire on the jetty caused by a bomb igniting ammunition. Part of the jetty was saved, which proved invaluable at the subsequent evacuation. Later feats included the destruction of a Nazi bomber whose pilot, thinking that he had HMS Arab at his mercy, ordered that she be steered into captivity.
Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Arab (FY 202)
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|1||Skr. Joseph Henry Darley Dansie, RNR||23 Oct 1939||5 Feb 1940|
|2||Lt. Richard Been Stannard, RNR||5 Feb 1940||Oct 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Clement Archibalt Shillan, RNVR||Oct 1940||Jan 1942|
|4||T/Lt. Frederick Molyneux Procter, RCNVR||29 Mar 1942||18 Dec 1942|
|5||T/Lt. John Sydney Hamilton Lloyd, RNVR||18 Dec 1942||late 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Francis Henry Fryer, RNVR||late 1944|
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