HMS Bramham (L51)
HMS Brahmam on the River Clyde, 1942
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Ordered:||4 September 1940|
|Builder:||Alexander Stephen and Sons|
|Laid down:||7 April 1941|
|Launched:||29 January 1942|
|Commissioned:||16 June 1942|
|Identification:||pennant number: L51|
Transferred to Royal Hellenic Navy, March 1943.Returned to Royal Navy, 12 November 1959
|Struck:||12 November 1959|
|Fate:||Returned to Royal Navy 1959|
|Class & type:||Hunt-class destroyer|
HMS Bramham (L51) was a Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down in Alexander Stephen and Sons shipyards Govan, Scotland on 7 April 1941. She was launched on 29 January 1942 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 16 June 1942. She was one of two ships that returned to rescue the survivors of HMS Curacoa.
In the following August she served in Operation Pedestal, a mission to deliver supplies to the besieged island of Malta, as an escorting destroyer. In the last stages of the operation Bramham along with two other destroyers, Ledbury and Penn took on the final tow of the tanker Ohio into Malta. In March of the following year Bramham was transferred to the Royal Hellenic Navy and renamed Themistoklis after the ancient Greek philosopher Themistocles. She served until 1959 and was then returned to the Royal Navy on 12 November 1959. She was scrapped in 1960.
- http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80015884 - Recollection of Edgar Wilson, Seaman serving on board HMS Curacoa, Imperial War Museum interview.
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