HMS Lauderdale (L 95)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||5 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||21 Dec 1939|
|Launched||5 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1941|
|End service||7 May 1946|
Lent to the Royal Hellenic Navy on 7 May 1946 being renamed Aigaion.
Commands listed for HMS Lauderdale (L 95)
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|1||Lt. George Dudley Pound, RN||23 Nov 1941||2 Oct 1943|
|2||Lt. Roland Lindsay Boddy, RN||2 Oct 1943||Feb 1945|
|3||Lt. John Hubert Ackland Benians, DSC, RN||1 Feb 1945||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Lauderdale include:
9 Aug 1945
Lauderdale's last tour with the Royal Navy was her refit for loan to Greece.
Her route was as follows: 9 August 45 Portsmouth 12 August 45 Gibraltar 13 August 45 Casablanca 16 August 45 Freetown 31 August 45 Cape town 6 September 45 Durban dry-dock for refit She left Durban on 16 January 1946 with a crew of 152 to Gibraltar via Aden, Port Said, Suez and Malta Handed over to Greece on 7 May 1946. (1)
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