HMS St. Mary's (1940) DD  (1st)

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

Originally the USS Bagley then Doran DD185, built by Newport News Shipbuilding Co, laid down 11-May-1918, launched 19-Oct-1918, commissioned in the US Navy 26-Aug-1919, commissioned in the Royal Navy 23-Sep-1940 and renamed.

After a two week refit at Devonport joined the 1st Minelaying Squadron at Kyle of Lochalsh in early Nov-1940. Continued there until mid-1943 except for refits.

Then moved to Rosyth Command for East coast escort duty. Began a refit at Newport Monmouthshire on 06-Nov-1943 but the work was delayed and finally cancelled. Paid of into reserve at the Tyne 23-Feb-1944.

Approved for disposal Sep-1944 and sold 20-Mar-1945.

Arrived at Rosyth Dec-1945 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1942 and North Sea 1943.


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This page last edited - 10 May, 2013.

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