HMS Bedfordshire (FY 141)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||17 Jul 1935|
|Lost||12 May 1942|
|Loss position||34° 10'N, 76° 41'W|
Completed in August 1935.
HMT Bedfordshire (Lt. Russell Bransby Davis, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk on 12 May 1942 by the German submarine U-558 off Cape Lookout, North Carolina, USA in position 34º10'N, 76º41'W; There were no survivors.
6 British sailors, 4 of them identified, are buried at the British Cemetery at Ocracoke, Hyde County, North Carolina. See this website (offsite link).
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Bedfordshire|
Commands listed for HMS Bedfordshire (FY 141)
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|1||Ch.Skr. Jacob West Craske, RNR||2 Oct 1939||22 Dec 1939|
|2||Skr. Thomas Fairclough, RNR||22 Dec 1939||18 Jun 1940|
|3||Skr. John Wilkinson Short, RNR||18 Jun 1940||7 Sep 1940|
|4||T/Lt. Gerald Stewart Gaylard, RNVR||7 Sep 1940||26 Feb 1941|
|5||Lt. Russell Bransby Davis, RNR||26 Feb 1941||12 May 1942 (+)|
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