HMS Ledbury

HMS Ledbury

HMS Ledbury is the oldest of the eight Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessels, she was commissioned in June 1981 by its Sponsor Lady Elizabeth Berthan.

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Current operation Training

The ship and her company are being put through their paces in preparation for returning to the front line.

  • Alongside

    Alongside in her home port of Portsmouth

  • Joint Warrior

    Europe's largest military exercise - a tri-Service, multinational exercise involving over 35 warships, 25 aircraft, marines and troops.

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Unit History

A Delayed Launch1940

The previous HMS Ledbury was ordered two days after the outbreak of World War 2. Her construction was delayed by bomb damage to the yard, she was not launched until 27 September 1941.

Escorting1942

HMS Ledbury was engaged in escorting major warships and fleet auxiliaries between Scapa Flow and Iceland until June 1942, then attached to the ocean escort of the ill-fated convoy PQ17. 

Invasions1943

In June 1943 she proceeded again to the Mediterranean after further service on escort duties between Iceland and the Orkneys. She was also involved in the Salerno invasion in September 1943.

Reserve1946

She was reduced to reserve in March 1946 and was not again commissioned for active service before she was sold for scrap in 1958.

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Commanding Officer Mark Headley

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lt Cdr Mark Headley joined the Royal Navy in 1999. He assumed Command of HMS Ledbury in May 2014.

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