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HMS Newark (1940) DD  (3rd)

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

Originally the USS Ringgold DD89, built by Union Iron Works, laid down 20-Oct-1917, launched 14-Apr-1918, commissioned in the US Navy 14-Nov-1918, commissioned in the Royal Navy 05-Dec-1940 and renamed.

Collided with HMS Newmarket at St Johns and repairs took from 19-Dec-1940 to 29-Jan-1941. After leaving for Devonport broke down in heavy weather and had to be towed back to St Johns. Arrived at Devonport 09-Mar-1941 and when these were nearly complete was rammed by HMS Volunteer 10-Apr-1942. Repairs at Belfast began 18-April. Damage received during an air raid on the night of  04-May delayed repairs and she did not enter service until 15-Aug-1941. with the 17th Destroyer Division at Kyle of Lochalsh escorting minelayers and also convoy escort work. Refitted Feb-1942 to May-1942.

After another refit, this time on the Tyne from Aug-1942 to Dec-1942 took part in follow up work after Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa.

After another refit Aug/Sep-1943 joined Rosyth Command on East coast escort work which she continued for the remainder of her service.

Paid off into reserve Jul-1945 and sold 18-Feb-1947.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1941-41 and North Sea 1943-44.

 

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- 3rd HMS Newark

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This page last edited - 19 June, 2012.

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