Allied Warships

HMS Jasper (i) (T 14)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantT 14 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched29 Dec 1931 
CommissionedNov 1935 
Lost1 Dec 1942 
Loss position50° 10'N, 3° 48'W
History

Completed on 21 January 1932.
Taken over by the Admiralty in November 1935.
Displacement: 581 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

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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CommanderFromTo
1John Chrisp, RN15 Jun 193928 Feb 1940
2Lt. Arthur Johnson, RNVR28 Feb 194019 Jun 1940
3T/Lt. Eric Robert Pate, RNR19 Jun 1940Aug 1940
4T/Lt. George Thomas Sidney Clampitt, RNRAug 194018 Jun 1941
5T/Lt. William Thomason Hodson, RNVR18 Jun 19411 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)

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. (2)

23 May 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Jasper (T/Lt. W.T. Hodson, RNVR). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16585
  2. ADM 173/17106
  3. ADM 173/17237

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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