Allied Warships

HMS Southwold (L 10)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 10 
Built byJ.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.) 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down18 Jun 1940 
Launched29 May 1941 
Commissioned9 Oct 1941 
Lost24 Mar 1942 
Loss position35° 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.  

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1Cdr. Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, DSC, RN4 Sep 194124 Mar 1942

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