HMS Southwold (L 10)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||20 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||18 Jun 1940|
|Launched||29 May 1941|
|Commissioned||9 Oct 1941|
|Lost||24 Mar 1942|
|Loss position||35° 53'N, 14° 53'E|
HMS Southwold (Cdr. Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, DSC, RN) was mined and sunk off La Valletta, Malta in position 35º53'N, 14º35'E.
The wreck was filmed off the coast of Malta by a British camera crew , HMS Southwold is a memorial to the brave souls that fought to get the convoys to Malta. She lies in about 80 meters of water.
Commands listed for HMS Southwold (L 10)
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|1||Cdr. Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, DSC, RN||4 Sep 1941||24 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving Southwold include:
1 Nov 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Chiddingfold (Lt. L.W.L. Argles, RN), HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN), HMS Lowestoft (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Proudfoot, RN) and HMS Southwold (Cdr. C.T. Jellicoe, DSC, RN). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6388 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17327
- ADM 173/17328
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.