HMS Jasper (i) (T 14)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||29 Dec 1931|
|Lost||1 Dec 1942|
|Loss position||50° 10'N, 3° 48'W|
Completed on 21 January 1932.
HMT Jasper (T/Lt. William Thomason Hodson, RNVR) was torpedoed and sunk by the German motor torpedo boat S-81 in the English Channel south of Bolt Head in position 50º10'N, 03º48'W on 1 December 1942.11 died in the sinking and there were 8 survivors which included the Commanding officer.
Commands listed for HMS Jasper (i) (T 14)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||John Chrisp, RN||15 Jun 1939||28 Feb 1940|
|2||Lt. Arthur Johnson, RNVR||28 Feb 1940||19 Jun 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Eric Robert Pate, RNR||19 Jun 1940||Aug 1940|
|4||T/Lt. George Thomas Sidney Clampitt, RNR||Aug 1940||18 Jun 1941|
|5||T/Lt. William Thomason Hodson, RNVR||18 Jun 1941||1 Dec 1942|
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Notable events involving Jasper (i) include:
3 Oct 1940
At 0720 hours, HMS Talisman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Francis, RN) is machine gunned by a German Dornier 215 aircraft near position 49°55'N, 04°53'W. The Officer of the Watch T/S.Lt. P.S. Thirsk , RNR was wounded by a bullet in his left foot. At 1050 hours he was transferred to an MA/SB to be taken to hospital.
At 1140 hours HMS Talisman made rendes-vous with HMS Jasper (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR) which escorted her north through the Irish Sea. (1)
6 Oct 1940
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay. During her passage south through the Irish Sea Porpoise was escorted by HMS Jasper (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR).
For the daily and attack positions of HMS Porpoise during this patrol see the map below.
3 Jan 1941
HMS Unbeaten (Lt. E.A. Woodward, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Dartmouth with HMS Ruby (T/Lt. R.P. Chapman, RNR) and HMS Jasper (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR). The exercises were soon abandoned due to bad weather. (3)
- ADM 173/16585
- ADM 199/1877
- ADM 173/17106
- ADM 173/17237
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.