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HMS Ramsey

HMS Ramsey was launched on the 25th November 1999 and was commissioned into the Fleet in September 2000.

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Crew 2 is currently onboard HMS Ramsey, having sailed her from the Gulf back to the UK in August 2014.  

The Ship has recently emerged from a refit period in Rosyth where a number of her systems have been upgraded.  

Following trials to prove all of the weapon systems and machinery, Crew 2 will prepare for operations between now and December 2015, before conducting a “Crew Swap” and flying out to join HMS Bangor in the Gulf and conduct another 6 month tour.

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Current operation Maintenance

Ships, units and aircraft need periods of maintenance and sea-going trials to ensure that they are at their best for any tasks asked of them.

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Unit History

The First Ramsey1912

She was requisitioned by the Admiralty on the 28th October 1914, and commissioned on the 20th November 1914, for use as an armed steamer.

Intercept and Attack1915

she was employed on night patrols. On the 8th August 1915 she intercepted a steamship flying the Russian flag, which was actually the German Auxillary Minesweeper Meteor.

Intercept and attack1915

After being crippled by point-blank gunfire, Ramsey was struck amidships by a German torpedo and sunk.

Intercept and attack1915

Five Officers including Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Harry Raby Royal Naval Reserve, and 50 ratings were lost, also a further four Officers and 39 ratings were taken prisoner. 

Intercept and attack1915

On the following day, the Meteor encountered superior British forces and scuttled herself, Ramsey’s crew returning home in the Undaunted.

The Second Ramsey1919

The second Ramsey was originally the USS Meade, launched 29th May 1919.

Second World War1940

During the Second World War she was transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned at Halifax, Nova Scotia on the 26th 1940 as HMS Ramsey. In June 1941 she joined the 22nd Escort Group.


Further work was done in Belfast and Clyde, Ramsey joined B6 Escort Group, Western Approaches Command. After one round trip she paid off for a long refit in Grimsby which lasted until 1943.

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Commanding Officer Tom Weaver

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander joined the Royal Navy in 2001, he assumed command of HMS Ramsey in April 2015.

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