HMS Ledbury (L 90)
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||24 Jan 1940|
|Launched||27 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||11 Feb 1942|
Scrapped at Rosyth in May 1958.
Commands listed for HMS Ledbury (L 90)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Roger Percival Hill, RN||30 Dec 1941||6 Oct 1942|
|2||Lt. Denis Roy Newton Murdoch, RN||6 Oct 1942||23 Feb 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. James Harry Higson, DSC, RN||23 Feb 1944||May 1945|
|4||Lt. Jack Broughton Cox, RN||1 May 1945||early 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)
- ADM 173/17407
- ADM 173/18003
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.