HMS Southwold (L 10)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||20 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||18 Jun 1940|
|Launched||29 May 1941|
|Commissioned||9 Oct 1941|
|Lost||24 Mar 1942|
|Loss position||35° 53'N, 14° 53'E|
The British escort destroyer HMS Southwold (L 10) lost on 24 Mar 1942 in position 35° 53'N, 14° 53'E.
HMS Southwold (Cdr. Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, DSC, RN) was mined and sunk off La Valletta, Malta in position 35º53'N, 14º35'E.
The wreck was filmed off the coast of Malta by a British camera crew , HMS Southwold is a memorial to the brave souls that fought to get the convoys to Malta. She lies in about 80 meters of water.
Commands listed for HMS Southwold (L 10)
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|1||Cdr. Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, DSC, RN||4 Sep 1941||24 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving Southwold include:
- ADM 173/17327
- ADM 173/17328
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.