HMS Berkeley (L 17)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type I)|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||21 Mar 1939|
|Laid down||8 Jun 1939|
|Launched||29 Jan 1940|
|Commissioned||6 Jun 1940|
|Lost||19 Aug 1942|
|Loss position||49° 57'N, 1° 04'E|
HMS Berkeley (Lt. James John Simon Yorke, RN) was badly damaged by German aircraft bombs while taking part in operation 'Jubilee', the raid on Dieppe, France. Her keel was broken and she had to be sunk in position 49º57'N, 01º04'E by HMS Albrighton.
Was named after a 'Hunt' in Gloucestershire, England.
Commands listed for HMS Berkeley (L 17)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Hugh Greaves Walters, RN||26 Feb 1940||Dec 1941|
|2||Lt. Henry Alexander Stuart-Menteth, RN||Dec 1941||27 Mar 1942|
|3||Lt. James John Simon Yorke, RN||27 Mar 1942||19 Aug 1942|
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