HMS Albrighton (L 12)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||4 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||20 Nov 1940|
|Launched||11 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Feb 1942|
Sold to West Germany Navy on 14 May 1959 (like HMS Eggesford), where she served as the frigate Raule F 217.
The ships bell is reported as displayed at the Albrighton Parish Church,Shropshire.
Commands listed for HMS Albrighton (L 12)
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|1||Lt. Ronald John Hanson, RN||11 Nov 1941||20 Sep 1943|
|2||Lt. John Joseph Symonds Hooker, RN||20 Sep 1943||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Albrighton include:
12 Dec 1942
The British destroyers HMS Whitshed, HMS Worcester and HMS Vesper, the British escort destroyers HMS Brocklesby and HMS Albrighton, and the Norwegian escort destroyer Eskdale attacked German shipping in the English Channel. Eskdale torpedoed and sank Sperrbrecher 144/Beijerland (387 BRT) west of Le Treport, France in position 50°05'N, 01°09'E and Whitshed torpedoed and sank Sperrbecher 178/Gauss (1236 BRT) north-east of Dieppe, France in position 50°04'N, 01°09'E.