HMS Boreas (1931) DD  (4th)

This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Boreas was a  B Class, destroyer.

Built by Palmer of Hebburn laid down 22-Jul-1929, launched 18-Jul-1930, and commissioned 20-Feb-1931.

Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.

Early in WW2 she was with the Home Fleet and took part in the Norwegian Campaign. Then it was on to assist in the Dunkirk operations where she took a direct hit on the bridge.

After repairs 1941 was spent mostly on escort duties, later in 1941 in the South Atlantic. Nov-1942 she formed part of the escort for the North Africa landings. Then with the 13th flotilla based at Gibraltar until late 1943, when she returned to Liverpool for a refit.

Loaned to the Greek Navy Apr-1944 to Sep 1951 when she was renamed Salamis. She returned to the Royal Navy 10-May-1951.

Sold 23-Nov-1951 and arrived at Rosyth 15-Apr-1952 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honours: English Channel 1940, Atlantic 1941-42 and North Africa 1942-43.


Other HMS Boreas
- 1st  HMS Boreas
- 2nd HMS Boreas
- 3rd HMS Boreas
- 4th HMS Boreas

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This page last edited - 28 June, 2012.

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