Allied Warships

HMS Ulysses (R 69)

Destroyer of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantR 69 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1941 
Laid down14 Mar 1942 
Launched22 Apr 1943 
Commissioned23 Dec 1943 
End service 

Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1952-1953.

Scrapped at Plymouth in 1970.


Commands listed for HMS Ulysses (R 69)

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1Lt.Cdr. Ronald John Hanson, DSO, DSC, RN20 Sep 194324 Oct 1944

2Lt.Cdr. Breon George Buckle Bordes, DSC, RNSep 1945mid 1946

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Notable events involving Ulysses include:

20 May 1944
HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Opportune (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Ulysses (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Hanson, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Verulam (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, DSC, RN) and HMS Nubian (Lt.Cdr. T.A. Pack-Beresford, RN).

Upon completion of these exercises HMS Voracious departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR). (1)

27 Aug 1944
HMS Malaya (Capt. E.W. Bush, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) departed Greenock for Portsmouth.

At 1500/28, she was joined by the destroyers HMCS Haida (Capt. H.G. De Wolf, DSO, RCN) and ORP Blyscawica (Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski).

These destroyers were relieved at 0250/9 by the destroyers HMS Ulysses (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Hanson, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Vimy (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J Lynch Phibbs, RN).

HMS Malaya arrived at Portmouth in the afternoon of August, 29th. (2)

25 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Undine (Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN), HMS Ulysses, HMS Urania (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Grenville (Capt. R.G. Onslow, DSO, RN), HMCS Undaunted (Lt.Cdr. C.E.R. Sharp, RN) and HMS Urchin (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Harkness, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR). (3)

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  1. ADM 173/19434
  2. ADM 53/119847
  3. ADM 173/20353

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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