BATTLE-Class Fleet Destroyer ordered
with ships of the 1st and 2nd
Flotillas in 1942 from Cammell Laird at
Birkenhead. The ship was laid down on
24th November 1943 as Yard No 1124 and
was launched on 28th February 1945 as
the 1st RN ship to carry this name.
Build completion date was on 30th
The name commemorates the
Edward III over French fleet in
a t t l e H o n o
u r s
e r a l d i c D a
On a field Field barry wavy of
six White and Blue.
a wreath of laurel gold a torteau charged
face crowned with a crown of Fleur
This is derived from the arms of
M o t
medium illorum ibat: 'Through the midst
of them he
u m m a r y
o f S e r v i c e
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Commissioned for trials.
Accepted into service with 5th
Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet
Worked up for Home
Deployed with Flotilla
Flotilla comprised sister BATTLE Class
HMS CADIZ, HMS GABBARD, HMS ST JAMES
HMS ST KITTS.
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7 t o
1 9 5 2
Fleet duties with Flotilla in
for visual signalling purposes changed
to D60 (1948)
9 5 2
Home Fleet service with Flotilla nominated
for reduction to Reserve.
1 9 5
destored. Reduced to Reserve status.
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4 t o
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Disposal List and sale to Iran approved.
be renamed Iranian Ship ARTEMIZ
F i n
l P h a s e
SLUYS was handed over to the Royal Iranian
Southampton where the ship was completely
modernised and underwent a refit
lasting until 1971. She was still in service
during the 1980's.