HMS Lincoln (1940) DD  (2nd)

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

Originally USS Yarnall, built by Cramp, laid down 12-Feb-1918, launched 19-Jun-1918, commissioned in the US Navy 29-Nov-1918, commissioned in the Royal Navy 23-Oct-1940 and renamed.

Arrived at Devonport 15-Nov-1940 for a short refit and joined the 1st Escort Group 30-Nov.

Refitted Sep-1941 to Mar-1942 after which she was loaned to the Royal Norwegian Navy and served with the Western Local Escort Force based at Halifax.

Refitted at Charleston, North Carolina and reverted to British manning. Returned to the UK Dec-1943 and paid off.

Loaned to the Russian Navy 26-Aug-1944 when she was renamed Ruzni.

Returned to the Royal Navy at Rosyth 24-Aug-1952.

Sold Sep-1952 and broken up at Charlestown.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1941-43 and North Sea 1943.


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

- Town Class (1940) DD
- Specifications Type B
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This page last edited - 03 May, 2013.

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