The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) received delivery of the Barracuda in January 1943.
There were 17 squadrons equipped with the Barracuda.
The landing in September 1943 at Salerno was the Barracuda's debut in combat.
On April 3, 1944, 42 Barracudas were used in the strike on the Tirpitz. The Barracudas achieved 15 direct hits dive bombing. Only two aircraft were lost.
The Barracudas were launched from the HMS Victorious and Furious. Hellcats, Seafires, Wildcats, and Corsairs escorted.
The Barracuda was first used against the Japanese at Sabang, Sumatra on April 19, 1944.
In 1944 and 1945 the Barracuda was used extensively in the Pacific.
Post War Use
Some Barracudas served until 1953 in the British Fleet.