HMS Belmont (H 46)
Destroyer of the Town class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||10 Jul 1918|
|Launched||21 Dec 1918|
|Commissioned||9 Oct 1940|
|Lost||31 Jan 1942|
|Loss position||42° 02'N, 57° 18'W|
The British destroyer HMS Belmont (H 46) lost on 31 Jan 1942 in position 42° 02'N, 57° 18'W.
The HMS Belmont (Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Bransby O'Brien Harding, RN) was serving in the 3rd Escort Group when she was torpedoed south of Newfoundland in position 42º02'N, 57º18'W. There were no survivors, all 138 crewmembers perished.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Belmont|
|Former name||USS Satterlee (DD 190)|
Commands listed for HMS Belmont (H 46)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Peter John Fitzgerald, RN||8 Oct 1940||May 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Bransby O Brien Harding, RN||11 Jul 1941||31 Jan 1942 (+)|
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