Allied Warships

HMS Ludlow (G 57)

Destroyer of the Town class


Ludlow as seen during the war, note the false bow wave.

IWM photograph with thanks to Jan Visser.

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassTown 
PennantG 57 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down16 Oct 1916 
Launched17 Aug 1917 
Commissioned23 Oct 1940 
End serviceJun 1945 
History

Built as USS Stockton of the Caldwell-class, commissioned in US Navy on 26 November 1917 and decommissioned on 26 June 1922. Recommissioned on 16 August 1940 and transferred to Royal Navy on 23 October 1940.

Decommissioned in June 1945.
Beached off Fidra Island, Firth of Forth on 15 July 1945 to be used as a rocket target by the RAF.
Now lies off Yellowcraigs beach in 6m of water, broken up but stern still intact.

 
Former nameUSS Stockton (DD 73)

Commands listed for HMS Ludlow (G 57)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Guy Bourchier Sayer, RN24 Oct 194030 Aug 1941

2Lt. George Blackler, RN12 Nov 1941Aug 1942
3Lt. John Trevor Kay, RNAug 194229 Mar 1943
4T/Lt. the Marquess of Graham, RNVR29 Mar 1943mid 1945

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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