HMS Ambuscade (1927) DD  (6th)

This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Ambuscade was one of two prototype destroyers.

Built by Yarrow, laid down 08-Dec-1924, launched 15-Jan-1926, commissioned 15-Mar-1927.

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

During 1939-1940 Ambuscade was at Portsmouth undergoing refit.

She emerged in time to take part in Channel Operation off Northern France in Jun-1940 when she received hits from a shore battery.

She then served with the 12th Destroyer Flotilla before moving on to 3rd Escort Group operating in the North Atlantic, and Russian Convoys.

She became a target ship for the Fleet Air Arm in 1943.

After WW2 she was used for shock trials in Loch Striven in 1946, before being sold 23-Nov-1946.

Arrived at Troon for breaking up Mar-1947.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1940-44 and Arctic 1942.


Other HMS Ambuscade
- 1st  HMS Ambuscade
- 2nd HMS Ambuscade
- 3rd HMS Ambuscade
- 4th HMS Ambuscade
- 5th HMS Ambuscade
- 6th HMS Ambuscade
- 7th HMS Ambuscade

- Prototypes (1927) DD
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- Plans/Schematics
- Pictures
- Full Battle Honours

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This page last edited - 06 February, 2013.

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