Allied Warships

HMS Ulster Queen (F 118)

Anti-Aircraft ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeAnti-Aircraft ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 118 
Built byHarland & Wolff (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Laid down 
Launched28 Mar 1929 
Commissioned26 Jul 1941 
End service 

Completed on 11 February 1930.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in August 1940.
Displacement: 3791 GRT
Dimensions: 105.5 x 14.1 feet
Armament: 6 4" AA guns (3x2), 8 2pdr AA (2x4), 10 20mm AA (10x1)

Became a fighter direction ship in 1943.


Commands listed for HMS Ulster Queen (F 118)

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1A/Capt. Donald Scott McGrath, RN24 Jun 194129 Jun 1942
2A/Capt. (retired) Charles Keith Adam, RN29 Jun 19429 Feb 1943
3M H J Bennett, RNR9 Feb 1943late 1945

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Notable events involving Ulster Queen include:

12 Sep 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Penelope (Capt. A.D. Nicholl, RN), HMS Ulster Queen (A/Capt. D.S. McGrath, RN), HMS Ashanti (Cdr. R.G. Onslow, RN) and HMS Castleton (Cdr.(Retd.) F.H.E. Skyrme, RN). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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