HMS Ulysses (R 69)
Destroyer of the U class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||14 Mar 1942|
|Launched||22 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1943|
Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1952-1953.
Scrapped at Plymouth in 1970.
Commands listed for HMS Ulysses (R 69)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Ronald John Hanson, DSO, DSC, RN||20 Sep 1943||24 Oct 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Breon George Buckle Bordes, DSC, RN||Sep 1945||mid 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.
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)
- ADM 173/19434
- ADM 53/119847
- ADM 173/20353
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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