HMS Ramsey (1940) DD  (2nd)

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

Originally the USS Meade DD167274, built by Bethlehem Steel of Squantum, laid down 23-Sep-1918, launched 24-May-1919, commissioned in the US Navy 08-Sep-1919, commissioned in the Royal Navy 26-Nov-1940 and renamed.

After refit she joined the 5th Escort Group based at Liverpool, providing local escort for Atlantic convoys. Jun-1941 saw a transfer to the 22nd Escort Group based at St John's, Newfoundland but continuing with escort duties.

After undergoing refit and repairs returned to Home waters with convoy HX200. More refit followed after which she joined the B6 escort Group, Western Approaches Command. After one Atlantic round trip escort duty had a long refit at Grimsby which lasted until Jul-1943. After this she was used as an air target ship in the Irish Sea.

Paid off Jul-1945 at Grangemouth.

Sold 18-Feb-1947 and arrived at Bo'ness Jul-1947 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honour: Atlantic 1941-42.


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- 2nd HMS Ramsey
- 3rd HMS Ramsey

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This page last edited - 19 June, 2012.

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