HMS Limbourne (L 57)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||28 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||8 Apr 1941|
|Launched||12 May 1942|
|Commissioned||23 Oct 1942|
|Lost||23 Oct 1943|
|Loss position||48° 59'N, 3° 39'W|
The British escort destroyer HMS Limbourne (L 57) lost on 23 Oct 1943 in position 48° 59'N, 3° 39'W.
HMS Limbourne (A/Cdr. Walter John Phipps, MVO, RN) was heavily damaged by the German torpedo boats T 22 and T 24 along with cruiser HMS Charybdis in the English Channel. Sunk in position 48º59'N, 03º39'W by HMS Rocket and HMS Talybont when impossible to salvage.
Commands listed for HMS Limbourne (L 57)
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|1||Cdr. Conrad Byron Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN||1 Sep 1942||20 Oct 1943|
|2||A/Cdr. Walter John Phipps, OBE, RN||20 Oct 1943||23 Oct 1943|
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Notable events involving Limbourne include:
23 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Limbourne (Cdr. C.B. Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN), HMS Wensleydale (Lt. J.A. McClure, DSC, RN), HMS Itchen (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, DSO, RNR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR), HMCS St. Francis (A/Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN) and HMCS Sackville (Lt. A.H. Rankin, RCNVR). (2)
- ADM 173/17220
- ADM 173/17795
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.