H.M.S. Exmouth (1934)

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H.M.S. Exmouth (1934)
Pendant Number: H02
Builder: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard
Launched: 7 Feb, 1934
Sunk: 21 Jan, 1940[1]
H.M.S. Exmouth was one of eighteen "E" and "F" Class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy. She was one of two "leaders" of the class, having an additional 4.7-in gun and a slight speed increase.


Lt. Cdr. Arthur Grey Skipwith was appointed to the ship to oversee her completion on 23 May, 1934.[2]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 30 April, 1935 for service as flagship of the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla of the Home Fleet.[3]

Exmouth was torpedoed north of Scotland in January, 1940. No one from her crew survived.


See Also


  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 39.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 240.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 239.
  4. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, August 31, 1934, Issue 46847, p.5.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 239.
  6. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  7. Uboat.net page on the ship.

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