HMS Delight (H38)

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: D class
Pennant: H 38 
Built by: Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan,Scotland) 
Laid down: 22 Apr, 1931 
Launched: 2 Jun, 1932 
Commissioned: 30 Jan, 1933 
Complement: 190
Lost: 29 July, 1940 was sunk by German a/c  20 miles SW Portland Bill, English Channel. in position (50.15.09N 02.43.09W) (Cdr. Mark Fogg-Elliott, RN)
 
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Noteable

Commanding Officer:
Cdr. Mark Fogg-Elliott, RN
28 March 1939 30 July 1940
DSO awarded on 9 July 1940 

HMS Delight lies at a depth of approximately 55m, broken in half and upside down. Shell cases used to litter the seabed around her, but most have now been recovered. It is possible to get inside the forward section

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