HMS Leeds (G27)

Casualty List


Type: Destroyer
Class: Town 
Pennant: G 27 
Built by: William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down: 16 Oct, 1916 
Launched: 21 Aug, 1917 
Commissioned: 23 Oct, 1940 
End service: Apr, 1945 
History: Designated for inclusion in the destroyer land bases exchange with Great Britain, she sailed to Halifax, N. S., where she was decommissioned 23 October 1940 and transferred to Britain and commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Leeds the same day, Lieutenant Commander W. M. I. Astwood, RN, in command.

Leeds cleared Halifax 1 November 1940 for Belfast, Northern Ireland arriving 10 November. Under the Rosyth Command she escorted convoys in the North Sea between the Thames and the Firth of Forth, successfully weathering many air attacks. On 20 April 1942, she went to the aid of mine-damaged destroyer HMS Cotswold, towing her into Harwich. She drove German E-boats away from her convoy on the night of 24-25 February 1944

Decommissioned in April 1945 and sold for scrap on 4 March 1947 at Grays.