Allied Warships

HMS Southwold (L 10)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 10 
Built byJ.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.) 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down18 Jun 1940 
Launched29 May 1941 
Commissioned9 Oct 1941 
Lost24 Mar 1942 
Loss position35° 53'N, 14° 53'E
History

HMS Southwold (Cdr. Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, DSC, RN) was mined and sunk off La Valletta, Malta in position 35º53'N, 14º35'E.

The wreck was filmed off the coast of Malta by a British camera crew , HMS Southwold is a memorial to the brave souls that fought to get the convoys to Malta. She lies in about 80 meters of water.  

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1Cdr. Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, DSC, RN4 Sep 194124 Mar 1942

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