Allied Warships

HMS Hurworth (L 28)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 28 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.): Parsons 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down10 Apr 1940 
Launched10 Apr 1941 
Commissioned5 Oct 1941 
Lost22 Oct 1943 
Loss position36° 59'N, 27° 06'E
History

HMS Hurworth (Cdr. Royston Hollis Wright, DSC, RN) was sunk by a German mine off east off Kalymnos, Dodecanese in position 36º59'N, 27º06'E.

 

Commands listed for HMS Hurworth (L 28)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. John Travis Beaufoy Birch, RN18 Aug 194124 Mar 1943
2Cdr. Royston Hollis Wright, DSC, RN24 Mar 194322 Oct 1943

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Notable events involving Hurworth include:


29 May 1942
German U-boat U-568 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Tobruk, in position 32°42'N, 24°53'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, DSC, RN) and HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN).

30 Oct 1942
German U-boat U-559 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Port Said, in position 32°30'N, 33°00'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Pakenham (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Petard (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, DSC, RN), HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, DSC, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, DSO, OBE, RN), HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, DSO, DSC, RN), after being located by a British Vickers Wellesley aircraft (47 Sqn RAF/F).


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