HMS Dulverton L63

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Escort destroyer
Class: Hunt (Type II) 
Pennant: L 63 
Built by: A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down: 16 Jul, 1940 
Launched: 1 Apr, 1941 
Commissioned: 28 Sep, 1941 
Complement: 168
Lost: 13 Nov,1943 (Approx.Pos.3650'00'' N-2730'00'' 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.
 
History: 30 Oct, 1942
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.

Battle Honours;
Libya 1942
Sirte 1942
Mediterranean 1942
Malta Convoys 1942
Sicily 1943
Salerno 1943
Aegean 1943 

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