Allied Warships

HMS Undine (ii) (R 42)

Destroyer of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassU 
PennantR 42 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1941 
Laid down18 Mar 1942 
Launched1 Jun 1943 
Commissioned23 Dec 1943 
End service 
History

Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1954.

Scrapped at Newport in November 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMS Undine (ii) (R 42)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Terence Corin Robinson, RN11 Oct 1943Sep 1945
2Cdr. Cecil Hamilton Holmes, OBE, RNSep 1945Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Undine (ii) include:


17 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Serapis (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN), HMS Undine (Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN), HMS Verulam (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, DSC, RN) and ORP Blyscawica (Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski). (1)

15 May 1944
HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Grenville (Capt. H.P. Henderson, RN), HMS Urchin (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Undine (Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN). (2)

17 May 1944
HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Whelp (Cdr. G.A.F. Norfolk, RN), HMS Undine (Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN), HNoMS Narvik and HMS Tekoura (A/Skr.Lt. W.B. Cowie, RNR). (2)

25 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Undine (Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN), HMS Ulysses, HMS Urania (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Grenville (Capt. R.G. Onslow, DSO, RN), HMCS Undaunted (Lt.Cdr. C.E.R. Sharp, RN) and HMS Urchin (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Harkness, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR). (3)

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Sources

  1. ADM 173/19442
  2. ADM 173/19434
  3. ADM 173/20353

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


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