HMS Rockwood (L 39)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||28 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||29 Aug 1941|
|Launched||13 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||4 Nov 1942|
|End service||May 1944|
HMS Rockwood (Lt. Samuel Richard le Hunte Lombard-Hobson, RN) was heavily damaged by a German glider bomb in the Aegean Sea on 11 November 1943 in position 36º25'N, 26º52'E.
Declared a constructive total loss and paid off in May 1944, placed in reserve until being scrapped at Gateshead in August 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Rockwood (L 39)
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|1||Lt. Samuel Richard le Hunte Lombard-Hobson, RN||11 Aug 1942||April 1944|
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Notable events involving Rockwood include:
2 Mar 1944
HMS Rockwood (Lt. S.R. Le H. Lombard-Hobson, RN) picks up 20 survivors from the British landing ship HMS LST-362 that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-744 about 370 nautical miles south-west of Cape Clear. The escort destroyer also unsuccessfully attacked the U-boat with depth charges.