HMS Mansfield (1940) DD (2nd)
This the second ship to carry the name HMS Mansfield was a
Town Class, destroyer. One of 50 sold to the Royal Navy under the
destroyers for bases agreement.
Originally the USS Evans DD78, built by Bath Iron Works, laid down 28-Dec-1917, launched 30-Oct-1918, commissioned in the US Navy 11-Nov-1918, commissioned in the Royal Navy 23-Oct-1940 and renamed.
Arrived at Devonport Nov-1940 for initial refit, during which she was loaned to the Royal Norwegian Navy Dec-1940. On completion of the refit 09-Jan-1941 joined the 6th Escort Group at Londonderry and later at Iceland. Returning to the UK Jun-1941.
A refit at Liverpool began Aug-1941 and continued at Chatham 19-Oct. As the refit was still continuing she paid off 11-Feb-1942 and reverted to Royal Navy control.
The refit completed May-1942 and she joined the Liverpool Special Escort Division 10-July after work up and collision damage repairs.
Loaned to the Royal Canadian Navy Sep-1942 for escort duty at Halifax and later the Western Support Force in Jan-1943.
Paid off at Halifax Nov-1943 and placed on the disposal list 22-Jun-1944.
Sold 21-Oct-1944 and broken up in Canada.
Other HMS Mansfield
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04 May, 2013.
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