HMS Jasper (i) (T 14)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||29 Dec 1931|
|Lost||1 Dec 1942|
|Loss position||50° 10'N, 3° 48'W|
Completed on 21 January 1932.
HMT Jasper (T/Lt. William Thomason Hodson, RNVR) was torpedoed and sunk by the German motor torpedo boat S-81 in the English Channel south of Bolt Head in position 50º10'N, 03º48'W on 1 December 1942.11 died in the sinking and there were 8 survivors which included the Commanding officer.
Commands listed for HMS Jasper (i) (T 14)
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|1||John Chrisp, RN||15 Jun 1939||28 Feb 1940|
|2||Lt. Arthur Johnson, RNVR||28 Feb 1940||19 Jun 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Eric Robert Pate, RNR||19 Jun 1940||Aug 1940|
|4||T/Lt. George Thomas Sidney Clampitt, RNR||Aug 1940||18 Jun 1941|
|5||T/Lt. William Thomason Hodson, RNVR||18 Jun 1941||1 Dec 1942|
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Notable events involving Jasper (i) include:
3 Oct 1940
At 0720 hours, HMS Talisman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Francis, RN) is machine gunned by a German Dornier 215 aircraft near position 49°55'N, 04°53'W. The Officer of the Watch T/S.Lt. P.S. Thirsk , RNR was wounded by a bullet in his left foot. At 1050 hours he was transferred to an MA/SB to be taken to hospital.
At 1140 hours HMS Talisman made rendes-vous with HMS Jasper (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR) which escorted her north through the Irish Sea. (1)
3 Jan 1941
HMS Unbeaten (Lt. E.A. Woodward, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Dartmouth with HMS Ruby (T/Lt. R.P. Chapman, RNR) and HMS Jasper (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR). The exercises were soon abandoned due to bad weather. (2)
- ADM 173/16585
- ADM 173/17106
- ADM 173/17237
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.