HMS Ulster (R 83)
Destroyer of the U class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||12 Nov 1941|
|Launched||9 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Jun 1943|
Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1953-1956.
Scrapped in 1981.
Commands listed for HMS Ulster (R 83)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Spooner Donald, DSC, RN||4 May 1943||25 Oct 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Ronald John Hanson, DSO, DSC, RN||25 Oct 1944||12 Jun 1945|
|3||Lt. John Trevor Kay, RN||12 Jun 1945||4 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Ulster include:
11 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Urchin (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Harkness, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR) and HMS Ulster (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Hanson, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN). (1)
1 Apr 1945
HMS Ulster (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Hanson, DSO, DSC, RN) was damaged by a Japanese Kamikaze aircraft while operating with the British Pacific Fleet off Okinawa. Ulster was towed to Leyte by the New Zealand light cruiser HMNZS Gambia (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN).
- ADM 173/18745
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.