HMS Ludlow (G 57)
Destroyer of the Town class
IWM photograph with thanks to Jan Visser.
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 Oct 1916|
|Launched||17 Aug 1917|
|Commissioned||23 Oct 1940|
|End service||Jun 1945|
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.
|Former name||USS Stockton (DD 73)|
Commands listed for HMS Ludlow (G 57)
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|1||Cdr. Guy Bourchier Sayer, RN||24 Oct 1940||30 Aug 1941|
|2||Lt. George Blackler, RN||12 Nov 1941||Aug 1942|
|3||Lt. John Trevor Kay, RN||Aug 1942||29 Mar 1943|
|4||T/Lt. the Marquess of Graham, RNVR||29 Mar 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Ludlow include:
17 Jan 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Scapa Flow for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Trondheim. O 14 was escorted to a position East of the Shetland Islands by the British M/S trawler HMS Eday (T/Lt. W.Y. Surtees, RNR).
For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.
- ADM 199/1856
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.