Allied Warships

Escort destroyers

The Hunt (Type II) class escort destroyer HMS Wilton (L 128) of the Royal Navy.

All Escort destroyer classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).


Royal Navy

 Hunt (Type II) (30)1940 - 1942
 Hunt (Type I) (20)1940 - 1941
 Hunt (Type III) (23)1942 - 1943
 Hunt (Type IV) (2)1942 - 1943

4 ship classes.

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Escort destroyers



Royal Navy25 Feb 1941HMS Exmoor (i) (L 61)Hunt (Type I) 


Royal Navy20 Mar 1942HMS Heythrop (L 85)Hunt (Type II) 
Royal Navy24 Mar 1942HMS Southwold (L 10)Hunt (Type II) 
Royal Navy12 Jun 1942HMS Grove (L 77)Hunt (Type II) 
Royal Navy15 Jun 1942HMS Airedale (L 07)Hunt (Type III) 
Polish Navy16 Jun 1942ORP Kujawiak (L 72)Hunt (Type II) 
Royal Navy19 Aug 1942HMS Berkeley (L 17)Hunt (Type I) 
Royal Navy3 Dec 1942HMS Penylan (L 89)Hunt (Type III) 
Royal Navy11 Dec 1942HMS Blean (L 47)Hunt (Type III) 


Royal Norwegian Navy14 Apr 1943HNoMS Eskdale (L 36)Hunt (Type III) 
Royal Navy6 Sep 1943HMS Puckeridge (L 108)Hunt (Type II) 
Royal Navy22 Oct 1943HMS Hurworth (L 28)Hunt (Type II) 
Royal Navy23 Oct 1943HMS Limbourne (L 57)Hunt (Type III) 
Royal Navy13 Nov 1943HMS Dulverton (L 63)Hunt (Type II) 
Royal Navy12 Dec 1943HMS Holcombe (L 56)Hunt (Type III) 
Royal Navy12 Dec 1943HMS Tynedale (L 96)Hunt (Type I) 


Royal Navy3 Aug 1944HMS Quorn (L 66)Hunt (Type I) 
Royal Navy14 Dec 1944HMS Aldenham (L 22)Hunt (Type III) 


Free French Navy23 Feb 1945FFL La CombattanteHunt (Type III) 

19 Escort destroyers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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