Allied Warships

HMS Belmont (H 46)

Destroyer of the Town class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantH 46 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down10 Jul 1918 
Launched21 Dec 1918 
Commissioned9 Oct 1940 
Lost31 Jan 1942 
Loss position42° 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
Sunk on 31 Jan 1942 by U-82 (Rollmann).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Belmont
Former nameUSS Satterlee (DD 190)

Commands listed for HMS Belmont (H 46)

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1Cdr. (retired) Peter John Fitzgerald, RN8 Oct 1940May 1941

2Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Bransby O Brien Harding, RN11 Jul 194131 Jan 1942 (+)

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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