Allied Warships

HMS Ursa (R 22)

Destroyer of the U class


Photo Courtesy of Mr. Nick R. Allison

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassU 
PennantR 22 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1941 
Laid down2 May 1942 
Launched22 Jul 1943 
Commissioned1 Mar 1944 
End service 
History

Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1953-1954.

Scrapped at Newport in September 1967.  

Commands listed for HMS Ursa (R 22)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Derek Bathurst Wyburd, DSC, RN27 Dec 1943Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Ursa include:


24 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Saumarez (Capt. P.G.L. Cazalet, DSC, RN), HMCS Algonquin (A/Lt.Cdr. D.W. Piers, DSC, RCN), HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN) and HMS Ursa (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, DSC, RN). (1)

25 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Ursa (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, DSC, RN), HMS Javelin (Lt.Cdr. P.B.N. Lewis, DSC, RN) and HNoMS Svenner (Lt.Cdr. T. Holte). (1)

Media links


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19314

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


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