Allied Warships

HMNZS Arabis (K 385)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal New Zealand Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 385 
Built byGeorge Brown & Co. (Greenock, Scotland): Kincaid 
Ordered22 Jul 1942 
Laid down26 Feb 1943 
Launched28 Oct 1943 
Commissioned16 Mar 1944 
End service 1948 
History

Transferred on loan to the the Royal New Zealand Navy upon completion.
Returned to the Royal Navy in 1948.
Scrapped at Grays in August 1951.

 
Former nameHMS Arabis (ii)

Commands listed for HMNZS Arabis (K 385)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. John Henry Seelye, RNZNVR20 Dec 194316 Dec 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Peter Phipps, DSC, RNZNVR16 Dec 1944

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Notable events involving Arabis include:


20 Apr 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Charlock (T/Lt. J.E.B. Healy, RNVR) and HMNZS Arabis (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Seelye, RNZNVR). (1)

21 Apr 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMNZS Arabis (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Seelye, RNZNVR). (1)

24 Apr 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMNZS Arabis (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Seelye, RNZNVR). (1)

26 Apr 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMNZS Arabis (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Seelye, RNZNVR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18479

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


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