Allied Warships

HMS Rockingham (G 58)

Destroyer of the Town class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 58 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (Squantum, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Aug 1918 
Launched7 May 1919 
Commissioned26 Nov 1940 
Lost27 Sep 1944 
Loss position56° 29'N, 0° 57'W

HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. John Cecil Cooper, RNVR) struck a mine and sank in tow about 30 nautical miles south-east of Aberdeen in position 56º29'N, 00º57'W, while acting as target ship for aircraft training.

Former nameUSS Swasey (DD 273)

Commands listed for HMS Rockingham (G 58)

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1Cdr. Lancelot Milman Shadwell, RN26 Nov 19401 Mar 1941
2Lt. Arthur Henry Tyndall Johns, RN1 Mar 1941mid 1942

3Lt.Cdr. Norman Winder Duck, RD, RNR20 Aug 19427 Nov 1943
4Lt. Anthony Richard Taudevin, DSC, RNVR7 Nov 1943Jun 1944
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Cecil Cooper, RNVRJun 194427 Sep 1944

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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