Allied Warships

HMS Blackmore (L 43)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 43 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down10 Feb 1941 
Launched2 Dec 1941 
Commissioned14 Apr 1942 
End service 

Sold to the Royal Danish Navy in 1952 and renamed Esben Snare.
Scrapped in 1966.


Commands listed for HMS Blackmore (L 43)

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1Lt. Herbert Terrence Harrel, RN3 Mar 194215 Dec 1943
2Lt. Duncan Carson, RN15 Dec 19436 Aug 1944
3Lt. John Simon Kerans, RN6 Aug 1944early 1946

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Notable events involving Blackmore include:

13 Jun 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN). (1)

18 Jul 1952
Borrowed to Royal Danish Navy and renamed Esbern Snare. Scrapped 1966 in Ystad Sweden. (2)


  1. ADM 173/17337
  2. Personal communication

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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