HMS Exmouth (H 02)
Destroyer of the E class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Portsmouth Dockyard (Portsmouth, U.K.): Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Ordered||1 Nov 1932|
|Laid down||16 May 1933|
|Launched||7 Feb 1934|
|Commissioned||3 Oct 1934|
|Lost||21 Jan 1940|
|Loss position||58.18N, 02.25W|
HMS Exmouth (Capt. Richard Stoddart Benson, DSO, RN) was torpodoed on 21 January 1940 by the German submarine U-22 off Tarbett Ness in the Moray Firth. HMS Exmouth was hit at 0444 hrs, sinking with no survivors in position 58º18'N, 02º25'W, east-south-east of Wick, Scotland. The wreck lies in 40 meter of water.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Exmouth|
Commands listed for HMS Exmouth (H 02)
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|1||Capt. Richard Stoddart Benson, RN||31 Jul 1939||21 Jan 1940 (+)|
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