HMS Ambuscade (1927) DD (6th)
This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Ambuscade was one of
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.
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06 February, 2013.
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