U-Class Fleet Destroyer ordered from Swan Hunter at Wallsend under the War Emergency Programme on 12th June 1941. The ship was laid down on 12th November 1941 and launched on 9th November 1942 as the 3rd RN ship to carry the name. Build was completed on 30th June 1943.
U class destroyer converted to Type 15 frigate.
In a roundabout way, this ship shaped my life. When I was about 14 (1966) girls became a major focus to me as they would to most lads of my age. I was visiting the seaside town of Bangor, Northern Ireland and ULSTER was anchored in the bay. The crew w