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HMS Ulysses



   HMS Ulysses was a U-class destroyer built by Cammell Laird, launched on 22nd April 1943 and completed 23rd December 1943. She was armed 4 x single 4.7in; 1 x twin 40mm; 8 x 20mm plus 8 x torpedo tubes. She was later converted to frigate and rearmed with 1 x twin 4in; 1 x twin 40mm; 2 z AS mortars.

After wartime service at Normandy and then the Far East, she was placed in reserve and, apart from briefly serving in 1952-3 with the local training flotilla at Portsmouth, she remained laid up. In 1954 she was taken in hand for conversion to a Type-15 anti-submarine frigate, which was completed at Devonport in October 1955. She then joined the 6th Frigate Squadron in the Mediterranean, taking part in the Suez operations in 1956. She remained with the 6th FS, based at Plymouth in 1957. In 1958 she deployed to the Indian Ocean to take part in the Nuclear Test programme at Christmas Island (Operation Grapple), returning home in September 1958. From 1959 to 1960 she was with the 6th FS in the Med. Laid up in reserve in 1960; 1963 used a stores hulk at Devonport. The ship was scrapped at Devonport in 1970.

 


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Ronald Fine HMS Ulysses

My dear father-in-law was on the HMS Ulysses. I would like to find out more information about this ship and get a photo.

Edward







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