HMS Blackmore (L 43)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by||A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||20 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||10 Feb 1941|
|Launched||2 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||14 Apr 1942|
Sold to the Royal Danish Navy in 1952 and renamed Esben Snare.
Commands listed for HMS Blackmore (L 43)
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|1||Lt. Herbert Terrence Harrel, RN||3 Mar 1942||15 Dec 1943|
|2||Lt. Duncan Carson, RN||15 Dec 1943||6 Aug 1944|
|3||Lt. John Simon Kerans, RN||6 Aug 1944||early 1946|
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Notable events involving Blackmore include:
5 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Penn (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, DSO, RN), HMS Quentin (Lt.Cdr. A.H.P. Noble, DSC, RN) and HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN). (1)
7 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Quentin (Lt.Cdr. A.H.P. Noble, DSC, RN), HMS Hazard (Lt.Cdr. J.R.A. Seymour, RN) and HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN). (1)
27 Jan 1945
HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Barfleur (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN), HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN) and HMS Blackmore (Lt. J.S. Kerans, RN). (3)
18 Jul 1952
Borrowed to Royal Danish Navy and renamed Esbern Snare. Scrapped 1966 in Ystad Sweden. (4)
- File 2.12.03.6389 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17337
- ADM 173/20344
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.