Allied Warships

HMS Delight (H 38)

Destroyer of the D class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantH 38 
Built byFairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland) 
Ordered2 Feb 1931 
Laid down22 Apr 1931 
Launched2 Jun 1932 
Commissioned30 Jan 1933 
Lost30 Jul 1940 

HMS Delight (Cdr. Mark Fogg-Elliott, RN) was damaged by German aircraft off Portland on 29 July 1940, she finally sank in Portland harbour early the next morning.  

Commands listed for HMS Delight (H 38)

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1Cdr. Mark Fogg-Elliott, RN28 Mar 193930 Jul 1940

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Notable events involving Delight include:

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. (1)

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