Allied Warships

HMS Ledbury (L 90)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 90 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered5 Sep 1939 
Laid down24 Jan 1940 
Launched27 Sep 1941 
Commissioned11 Feb 1942 
End service 

Scrapped at Rosyth in May 1958.


Commands listed for HMS Ledbury (L 90)

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1Lt.Cdr. Roger Percival Hill, RN30 Dec 19416 Oct 1942
2Lt. Denis Roy Newton Murdoch, RN6 Oct 194223 Feb 1944
3Lt.Cdr. James Harry Higson, DSC, RN23 Feb 1944May 1945
4Lt. Jack Broughton Cox, RN1 May 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving Ledbury include:

6 Jun 1942
HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Youngs, OBE, RD, RNR), HMS Ledbury (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, RN), HMAS Nepal (Cdr. F.B. Morris, RAN) and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Kruys, RNethN). (1)

30 May 1943
HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Ledbury (Lt. D.R.N. Murdoch, RN) and HMS Crane (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17407
  2. ADM 173/18003

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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