HMS Ludlow (1940) DD  (3rd)

This the third ship to carry the name HMS Ludlow was a Town Class, destroyer. One of 50 sold to the Royal Navy under the destroyers for bases agreement.

Originally the USS Stockton DD73, built by Cramp, laid down 16-Oct-1916, launched 17-Jul-1917, commissioned in the US Navy 26-Nov-19117, commissioned in the Royal Navy 02-Oct-1940 and renamed.

Refitted at Devonport 17-Sep-1940 to 01-Mar-1941 then joined the Rosyth Command as East Coast convoy escort. Continued in this role for the rest of her service.

Paid off May-1945 at Rosyth. Beached at Fidra Island in the Firth of Forth and used as an RAF target.

Sold 05-Jul-1945.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1941-45 and North Sea 1942-45.


Other HMS Ludlow
- 1st  HMS Ludlow
- 2nd HMS Ludlow
- 3rd HMS Ludlow

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This page last edited - 19 June, 2012.

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