Allied Warships

HMS Exmouth (H 02)

Destroyer of the E class

HMS Exmouth, the leader of the E-class, before World War Two

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantH 02 
Built byPortsmouth Dockyard (Portsmouth, U.K.): Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland) 
Ordered1 Nov 1932 
Laid down16 May 1933 
Launched7 Feb 1934 
Commissioned3 Oct 1934 
Lost21 Jan 1940 
Loss position58° 18'N, 2° 25'W

HMS 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 in position 58º18'N, 02º25'W, east-south-east of Wick, Scotland. The wreck lies in 40 meter of water.  

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

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Exmouth

Commands listed for HMS Exmouth (H 02)

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1Capt. Richard Stoddart Benson, RN31 Jul 193921 Jan 1940 (+)

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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