HMS Ulster (R 83)
Destroyer of the U class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||12 Nov 1941|
|Launched||9 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Jun 1943|
Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1953-1956.
Scrapped in 1981.
Commands listed for HMS Ulster (R 83)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Spooner Donald, DSC, RN||4 May 1943||25 Oct 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Ronald John Hanson, DSO, DSC, RN||25 Oct 1944||12 Jun 1945|
|3||Lt. John Trevor Kay, RN||12 Jun 1945||4 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Ulster include:
22 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Ulster (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Hanson, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN), HNoMs Karmøy and HMS Hazel (T/Lt. J.D. Daniel, RNVR). (1)
24 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Blencathra (Lt. P.G.C. Dickens, MBE, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Ulster (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Hanson, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Mendip (Lt. P.D. Davey, RN). (1)
11 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Urchin (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Harkness, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR) and HMS Ulster (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Hanson, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN). (2)
1 Apr 1945
HMS Ulster (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Hanson, DSO, DSC, RN) was damaged by a Japanese Kamikaze aircraft while operating with the British Pacific Fleet off Okinawa. Ulster was towed to Leyte by the New Zealand light cruiser HMNZS Gambia (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN).
- ADM 173/19364
- ADM 173/18745
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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