HMS Newport (1940) DD  (4th)

This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Newport was a

Town Class, destroyer. One of 50 sold to the Royal Navy under the destroyers for bases agreement.

Originally the USS Sigourney DD81, built by Bethlehem Steel of Fore River, laid down 25-Aug-1917, launched 16-Dec-1917, commissioned in the US Navy 14-May-1918, commissioned in the Royal Navy 05-Dec-1940 and renamed.

Arrived at Devonport 16-Jan-1941 for refit which lasted until 24-Sep-1941.

On completion was loaned to the Royal Norwegian Navy and initially joined the 43rd Escort Group. But after more repairs from 23-Oct to late November joined the 7th Escort Group at Liverpool.

Collided with HMS Beverley 25-Mar-1942 and repairs took until 25-May-1943. Her Norwegian crew left her in June-1942 and these repairs were completed as a RN manned ship.

On completion joined Western Approaches Command as an Air Target ship Jun-1943.

Transferred to Rosyth Command Mar-1944 and paid off 04-Jul-1945.

Sold 18-Feb-1947 and broken up at Granton.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1941, English Channel 1942 and Arctic 1942.


Other HMS Newport
- 1st  HMS Newport
- 2nd HMS Newport
- 3rd HMS Newport
- 4th HMS Newport

- Town Class (1940) DD
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This page last edited - 26 June, 2012.

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