High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! HMS Badsworth (pennant number L03) was an escort destroyer of the Hunt Type II class. The Royal Navy ordered Badsworth `s construction three months after the outbreak of the Second World War. Cammel Laird laid down her keel at their Birkenhead yard on 15 May 1940, as Admiralty Job No. J3260 (Yard No. 1055). After a successful Warship Week national savings campaign in March 1942, the Badsworth was adopted by the civil community of Batley, then in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The ship was named after a fox-hunt in Yorkshire.