Allied Warships

HMS Undaunted (ii) (R 53)

Destroyer of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantR 53 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1941 
Laid down8 Sep 1942 
Launched19 Jul 1943 
Commissioned3 Mar 1944 
End service 

Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1953-1954.

Sunk as a target in 1982.


Commands listed for HMS Undaunted (ii) (R 53)

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1Lt.Cdr. Angus Alexander Mackenzie, RD, RNR14 Feb 194410 Oct 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Campbell Eric Reginald Sharp, RN10 Oct 1944early 1946

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Notable events involving Undaunted (ii) include:

10 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with the Canadian destroyer HMCS Algonquin (A/Lt.Cdr. D.W. Piers, DSC, RCN) and later with the British destroyer HMCS Undaunted (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Mackenzie, RD, RNR). (1)

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). (2)

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


  1. ADM 173/19123
  2. ADM 173/20353

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

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