HMS Redpole (1943) SL  (4th)

This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Redpole was a Modified Black Swan (1942), escort vessel (sloop).

Built by Yarrow, laid down 18-May-1942, launched 25-Feb-1943 and completed 24-Jun-1943.

On completion was based at Greenock for about a month in August-1943 then went to the Mediterranean Sep-1943 to Feb-1944.

Returned to the UK Feb-1944 and continued escort work in the Atlantic, Normandy landings and later the English Channel until Aug-1944. Refitted on the Clyde Aug/Sep-1944 in preparation for transfer to the East Indies Fleet. Which she joined at Colombo Nov-1944 and continued with it until Fan-1945.

Then joined the Pacific Fleet at Sydney Feb-1945. Refitted at Auckland March to Apr-1945. Remained in the Pacific when the war ended until 1946, when she returned to the UK to be paid off into reserve.

Remained in reserve until 1949 when she was converted to a Navigational Training Ship.

Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.

Continued in this role until Nov-1960 when she was listed for disposal.

Arrived at St Davids on the Forth 20-Nov-1960 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1943-44, Normandy 1944 and Burma 1944-45.


Other HMS Redpole
- 1st  HMS Redpole
- 2nd HMS Redpole
- 3rd HMS Redpole
- 4th HMS Redpole
- 5th HMS Redpole 

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This page last edited - 30 March, 2013.

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