Thursday, December 13, 2018
HMS Undaunted Took Eisenhower Off the HMS Apollo After It Grounded on D-Day
This all started with the obituary of Courtenay Wright that I wrote about a couple days ago.
The HMS Undaunted was a U-class destroyer commissioned 3 March 1944. Its first operation was an attempt to destroy the German battleship Tirpitz then it took part in the D-Day landings.
It was here that the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, General Dwight D. Eisenhower boarded the ship after the ship he was on, the HMS Apollo grounded while he was inspecting the beaches.
The Undaunted took the general and Admiral Ramsay back to Portsmouth and his flag was a wardroom "trophy" until 1969 when it was presented to the National Trust of Scotland.