HMS Exmoor (ii) (L 08)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend|
|Ordered||20 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||7 Jun 1940|
|Launched||12 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||18 Oct 1941|
Renamed HMS Exmoor (ii) before being commissioned.
Sold to the Royal Danish Navy in July 1952 being renamed Valdemar Sejr.
|Former name||HMS Burton|
Commands listed for HMS Exmoor (ii) (L 08)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Lawrence St George Rich, RN||Jun 1941||Feb 1943|
|2||Lt. Donald Terry McBarnet, RN||Feb 1943||5 Nov 1943|
|3||Cdr. John Jefferis, RN||5 Nov 1943||Early 1944|
|4||Lt. Donald Douglas Howson, RN||Early 1944||Jan 1945|
|5||Cdr. John Holmes, RN||Jan 1945||9 Jul 1945|
|6||Cdr. Bertram Wilfrid Taylor, DSC, RN||9 Jul 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Exmoor (ii) include:
4 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Alisma (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR), HMS Chelsea (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Layard, RN), HMS Exmoor (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN) and HMS Campbeltown (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) Lord Teynham, RN). (1)
17 Dec 1941
German U-boat U-131 was sunk north-east of Madeira, Portugal, in position 34°12'N, 13°35'W, by depth charges and gunfire from the British escort destroyers HMS Exmoor (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN) and HMS Blankney (Lt.Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSC, RN), the British destroyer HMS Stanley (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Shaw, OBE, RN), the British corvette HMS Pentstemon (Lt.Cdr. J. Byron, RNR (retired)) and the British sloop HMS Stork (Cdr. F.J. Walker, RN), and by depth charges from a Martlet aircraft (Sqdn. 802) of the British escort carrier HMS Audacity (Cdr. D.W. Mackendrick, RN).
31 Jan 1942
At 0815 hours, HMS Hermione (Capt. G.N. Oliver, RN), parted comapany with RFA Dingledale and her escorts, submarine HMS Clyde (Cdr. D.C. Ingram, DSC, RN) and corvette HMS Spiraea (T/Lt. R.W. Tretheway, RNR).
At 1330 hours, the escort destroyers HMS Exmoor (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN), HMS Croome (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Hayes, DSO, RN) and the corvettes HMS Geranium (T/Lt. A. Foxall, RNR) and HMS Vetch (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.J. Beverley, DSC, RNR) joined.
The escort destroyers were to fuel from RFA Dingledale but the swell was too high and they parted company at 1500 hours as did HMS Spiraea which was to proceed to the U.K. for the fitting of radar equipment. (2)
10 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-450 was sunk in the western Mediterranean south of Ostia, in position 41°11'N, 12°27'E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Blankney (Lt.Cdr. D.H.R. Bromley, RN), HMS Blencathra (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Warren, RN), HMS Brecon (Lt. N.R.H. Rodney, RN), HMS Exmoor (Lt. D.D. Howson, RN) and the US destroyer USS Madison (Cdr. D.A. Stuart, USN).
- File 2.12.03.6368 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 199/1222
- ADM 173/17331
- ADM 173/18844
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.