Allied Warships

HMS Lauderdale (L 95)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 95 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered5 Sep 1939 
Laid down21 Dec 1939 
Launched5 Aug 1941 
Commissioned23 Dec 1941 
End service7 May 1946 

Lent to the Royal Hellenic Navy on 7 May 1946 being renamed Aigaion.
Returned to the Royal Navy 12 November 1959.
Scrapped in 1960.


Commands listed for HMS Lauderdale (L 95)

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1Lt. George Dudley Pound, RN23 Nov 19412 Oct 1943
2Lt. Roland Lindsay Boddy, RN2 Oct 1943Feb 1945
3Lt. John Hubert Ackland Benians, DSC, RN1 Feb 1945mid 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)


  1. Personal communication

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