HMS Dulverton L63
|Class:||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by:||A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Laid down:||16 Jul, 1940|
|Launched:||1 Apr, 1941|
|Commissioned:||28 Sep, 1941|
|Lost:||13 Nov,1943 (Approx.Pos.36°50'00'' N-27°30'00'' E) Off Kos. Dodecanese. Sunk by a glider bomb from a German Do.217 aircraft The glider bomb struck HMS Dulverton abreast the bridge, inflicting serious damage and starting extensive fires. The destroyer sustained heavy casualties, but her consorts took off six officers and 114 ratings before she was scuttled two hours later by HMS Belvoir. Three officers, including Captain (D) of the 5th Destroyer Flotilla, and 75 ratings were lost with HMS Dulverton.|
The German submarine U-559 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Port Said, in position 32.30N, 33.00E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Pakenham, HMS Petard, HMS Hero and the British escort destroyers HMS Dulverton, HMS Hurworth and a British Wellesley aircraft.