HMS Exmoor (i) (L 61)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type I)|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.): Parsons|
|Ordered||21 Mar 1939|
|Laid down||8 Jun 1939|
|Launched||25 Jan 1940|
|Commissioned||18 Oct 1940|
|Lost||25 Feb 1941|
|Loss position||52° 32'N, 2° 05'E|
HMS Exmoor (Lt.Cdr. Robert Tindle Lampard, RN) was sunk about 12 nautical miles east-north-east of Lowestoft, Sussex, England in position 52º32'N 02º05'E while escorting convoy FN 417. She was hit aft by a torpedo fired by the German motor torpedo boat S-30, she caught fire and sank quickly. 4 officers, including her Commanding Officer and 100 men were lost with the ship.
Commands listed for HMS Exmoor (i) (L 61)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Tindle Lampard, RN||5 Jun 1940||25 Feb 1941 (+)|
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Notable events involving Exmoor (i) include:
12 Dec 1940
After a delay of 24 hours due to a reported enemy submarine the British battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth (Capt. C.B. Barry, DSO, RN) departed Portsmouth for Rosyth where she was to complete her reconstruction.
She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN), HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew, RN) and HMS Punjabi (Cdr. J.T. Lean, DSO, RN) and the escort destroyers HMS Cattistock (Lt.Cdr R.A. Ewing, RN), HMS Cleveland (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN), HMS Fernie (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, RN) and HMS Holderness (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN).
Around 1600A/13 the original escort was relieved by the destroyer HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) and the escort destroyers HMS Exmoor (Lt.Cdr. R.T. Lampard, RN), HMS Pytchley (Lt.Cdr. H. Unwin, DSC, RN) and HMS Southdown (Cdr. E.R. Condor, DSO, DSC, RN).
The battleship and her escort arrived at Rosyth around 1330A/15. HMS Nigeria had parted company around 1115A/15 and arrived back at Scapa Flow later the same day.