HMS Arrow (H42)

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Pennant: H 42 
Built by: Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness,U.K.) 
Complement: 138
Ordered: 6 Mar, 1928 
Laid down: 20 Aug, 1928 
Launched: 22 Aug, 1929 
Commissioned: 14 Apr, 1930 
History Whilst in harbour at Algiers on 4 Aug. 1944 Arrow was set on fire by the explosion of the merchant ship SS Fort La Montee. She sustained heavy damage, suffered many casualties and ended up disabled. She was towed to Gibraltar, arriving there on 18 Sept. to undergo repairs. Temporary repairs were carried out before she was towed to Taranto for permanent repairs. She left Gibraltar on 19 Nov, arriving at Taranto on 27 Nov. A survey was carried out, and January to September 1944 was spent under repair. As the repairs continued, the ship was found to be increasingly unsatisfactory, On 17 Oct. it was decided that repair work was to be suspended and the ship was to be de-equipped. This was carried out during Dec 1944, and by Jan. 1945 the ship was a hulk at Taranto. She remained there until May 1949, when she was finally broken up.
Battle Honours ATLANTIC 1940-43 - NORWAY 1940 - NORTH SEA 1942 - LIBYA 1942 - MALTA CONVOYS 1942 - SICILY  1943.