HMS Ruby (T 24)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||10 Jun 1933|
|Commissioned||18 Oct 1935|
Completed in July 1933.
Sold on 30 April 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Ruby (T 24)
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|1||Boatswain Daniel Patrick Doran, RN||15 Jun 1939||8 Mar 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Redvers Michael Prior, RN||8 Mar 1940||8 May 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Richard Popkis Chapman, RNR||8 May 1940||early 1941|
|4||T/Lt. Nicholas Leadley Brown, RNVR||early 1941||10 Sep 1942|
|5||T/Lt. Charles Frederick Unwin, RNVR||Sep 1942||Aug 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Michael Bishop, RNVR||Aug 1945||Feb 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)
15 Apr 1941
HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) departed Milford Haven to escort a 15 ship coastal convoy from the Bristol Channel to Falmouth. Also part of the escort were the armed yacht HMS Viva II (Cdr.(Retd.) M.A. Blomfield, OBE, RN) and the A/S trawlers HMS Pearl (T/Lt. G. Pemberton, RNR) and HMS Ruby (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) (3)
16 Apr 1941
The coastal convoy HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) is escorting together with the armed yacht HMS Viva II (Cdr.(Retd.) M.A. Blomfield, OBE, RN) and the A/S trawlers HMS Pearl (T/Lt. G. Pemberton, RNR) and HMS Ruby (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) is attacked north of Lands End in position 50°27'N, 05°38'W by enemy aircraft between 0228 and 0345 hours. The of the merchant vessels were sunk; Amiens (British, 1548 GRT, built 1918), Anglesea Rose (British, 1151 GRT, built 1930) and Bolette (Norwegian, 1167 GRT, built 1920). (3)
- ADM 173/17106
- ADM 173/16805 + ADM 199/655
- ADM 199/655
- ADM 173/20151
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.