HMS Exmouth (H02)

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Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class:
Pennant: H 02 
Mod: Flotilla leader 
Built by: Portsmouth Dockyard (Portsmouth, U.K.): Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland) 
Laid down: 16 May, 1933 
Launched: 7 Feb, 1934 
Commissioned: 3 Oct, 1934 
Complement: 192
Lost: 21 Jan,1940 (Capt.R.S. Benson)(5818.46' N-00228.94' W) 1 torpedo from German U-Boat U-22 (Lt. Cdr. Jenisch) off  Tarbett Ness in the Moray Firth. The wreck lies in 40 meters of water. 15 officers and 173 ratings were killed.
 History: MS Exmouth (Capt. Richard Stoddart Benson, DSO, RN) was torpodoed on 21 January 1940 by the German submarine     U-22 off Tarbett Ness in the Moray Firth. HMS Exmouth was hit at 0444 hrs, sinking with no survivors east-south-east of Wick, Scotland.

Commanding Officer:
Capt. Richard Stoddart Benson, RN
31 July 1939 - 21 January 1940+
DSO awarded on 23 December 1939 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 21 Jan, 1940 by U-22 (Jenisch)

 

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