HMS Firedrake (1935) DD  (6th)

This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Firedrake was an F Class, destroyer.

Built by Vickers Armstrong, laid down 05-Jul-1933, launched 28-Jun-1934, and commissioned 30-May-1935.

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

At the start of WW2 served in home waters and took part in Norwegian operations.

Aug-1940 moved to Force H , based at Gibraltar.

Jul-1941 badly damaged by bombs while in the Sicilian Channel. Towed for 4 days to reach Gibraltar for initial repairs. Then to Boston where repairs were completed.

From Apr-1942 worked as convoy escort in the North Atlantic.

Torpedoed and sunk 04-Jan-1943 by U-211 while escorting convoy ON153.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1939-42, Norway 1940, Spartivento 1940, Mediterranean 1940-41 and Malta Convoys 1941.


Other HMS Firedrake
- 1st  HMS Firedrake
- 2nd HMS Firedrake
- 3rd HMS Firedrake
- 4th HMS Firedrake
- 5th HMS Firedrake
- 6th HMS Firedrake

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This page last edited - 12 February, 2013.

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