HMS Exmouth (H02)
|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|
|Lost:||21 Jan,1940 (Capt.R.S. Benson)(58°18.46' N-002°28.94' 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.
Hit by U-boat