Allied Warships

HMS Rockwood (L 39)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 39 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down29 Aug 1941 
Launched13 Jun 1942 
Commissioned4 Nov 1942 
End serviceMay 1944 

HMS Rockwood (Lt. Samuel Richard le Hunte Lombard-Hobson, RN) was heavily damaged by a German glider bomb in the Aegean Sea on 11 November 1943 in position 36º25'N, 26º52'E.

Declared a constructive total loss and paid off in May 1944, placed in reserve until being scrapped at Gateshead in August 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Rockwood (L 39)

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1Lt. Samuel Richard le Hunte Lombard-Hobson, RN11 Aug 1942April 1944

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Notable events involving Rockwood include:

2 Mar 1944
HMS Rockwood (Lt. S.R. Le H. Lombard-Hobson, RN) picks up 20 survivors from the British landing ship HMS LST-362 that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-744 about 370 nautical miles south-west of Cape Clear. The escort destroyer also unsuccessfully attacked the U-boat with depth charges.

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