HMS Lady Rosemary (FY 253)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||9 Aug 1937|
|End service||Sep 1945|
Completed on 22 September 1937.
HMS Lady Rosemary was lent to the United States Navy in March 1942 along with her crew to operate on the US East coast under USN control. She was returned to RN control in October 1942 and went to the South Atlantic. From 3 untill 6 March 1943 she was docked in the Selborne dry dock at Simonstown, South Africa for routine maintenance. She was involved in escort duties for the convoys proceeding around the Cape of Good Hope In September 1945 September she returned to the UK and was laid up. In May 1946 she was sold into commercial use and renamed and was renamed Kingston Ruby in 1946. Kingston Ruby was scrapped at Ghent, Belgium on 20 March 1963.
Commands listed for HMS Lady Rosemary (FY 253)
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|1||T/Skr. Robert James McCullogh, RNR||7 Jun 1940||2 Nov 1940|
|2||T/Lt. George Henry Oldridge, RNR||2 Nov 1940||4 Feb 1941|
|3||T/Lt. Henry Brown, RNR||4 Feb 1941||Aug 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Geoffrey John Younghusband Thorpe, RNVR||Aug 1943||5 Jun 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Thomas Toft, SANF(V)||5 Jun 1944||30 Sep 1944|
|6||T/Lt. James Leonard Warwick, RNVR||30 Sep 1944|
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Notable events involving Lady Rosemary include:
20 May 1941
HMS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. D. St. Clair-Ford, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Dartmouth with two ML's and later she also conducted gunnery exercises on a target that was being towed by HMS Lady Rosemary (T/Lt. H. Brown, RNR). (3)
- File 2.12.03.6366 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6387 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16994
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.