Allied Warships

HMS Ruby (T 24)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantT 24 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched10 Jun 1933 
Commissioned18 Oct 1935 
End service 

Completed in July 1933.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 18 October 1935.
Displacement: 568 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold on 30 April 1946.
Renamed Carella in 1947.
Scrapped at Troon in 1960.


Commands listed for HMS Ruby (T 24)

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1Boatswain Daniel Patrick Doran, RN15 Jun 19398 Mar 1940
2Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Redvers Michael Prior, RN8 Mar 19408 May 1940
3T/Lt. Richard Popkis Chapman, RNR8 May 1940early 1941
4T/Lt. Nicholas Leadley Brown, RNVRearly 194110 Sep 1942
5T/Lt. Charles Frederick Unwin, RNVRSep 1942Aug 1945
6T/Lt. Michael Bishop, RNVRAug 1945Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Ruby include:

3 Jan 1941
HMS Unbeaten (Lt. E.A. Woodward, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Dartmouth with HMS Ruby (T/Lt. R.P. Chapman, RNR) and HMS Jasper (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR). The exercises were soon abandoned due to bad weather. (1)

10 Mar 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) shifted from Plymouth to Portland. She was escorted by HMS Ruby (T/Lt. C.F. Unwin, RNVR). (2)

11 Mar 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) shifted from Portland to Portsmouth still escorted by HMS Ruby (T/Lt. C.F. Unwin, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17106
  2. ADM 173/20151

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

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