HMS Brocklesby (L 42)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||4 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||18 Nov 1939|
|Launched||30 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||9 May 1941|
Arrived at Faslane to be scrapped on 28 October 1968.
Commands listed for HMS Brocklesby (L 42)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. George Pepys Huddart, RN||17 Jan 1941||12 Jan 1942|
|2||Lt. Michael Neville Tufnell, DSC, RN||12 Jan 1942||17 Apr 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Edward Nigel Pumphrey, DSO, DSC, RN||17 Apr 1942||25 Aug 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. George Blackler, RN||25 Aug 1942||Jun 1943|
|5||Lt. Kenneth Rupert Simpson Leadlay, RN||Jun 1943||27 Dec 1944|
|6||Lt. Anthony Constantine Barrington Blomfield, DSC, RN||27 Dec 1944||20 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Brocklesby include:
15 Sep 1941
HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. J. Houtsmuller, RNethN) and HMS Brocklesby (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Huddart, RN) collide in the Irish Sea (Bristol Channel). Both ships suffered only minor damage and were able to continue.
Isaac Sweers arrived at Greenock later the same day.
12 Dec 1942
The British destroyers HMS Whitshed, HMS Worcester and HMS Vesper, the British escort destroyers HMS Brocklesby and HMS Albrighton, and the Norwegian escort destroyer Eskdale attacked German shipping in the English Channel. Eskdale torpedoed and sank Sperrbrecher 144/Beijerland (387 BRT) west of Le Treport, France in position 50°05'N, 01°09'E and Whitshed torpedoed and sank Sperrbecher 178/Gauss (1236 BRT) north-east of Dieppe, France in position 50°04'N, 01°09'E.
- ADM 173/18844
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.