HMS Delight (H 38)
Destroyer of the D class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Ordered||2 Feb 1931|
|Laid down||22 Apr 1931|
|Launched||2 Jun 1932|
|Commissioned||30 Jan 1933|
|Lost||30 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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|1||Cdr. Mark Fogg-Elliott, RN||28 Mar 1939||30 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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