HMS Exmouth - An account of the loss of HMS Exmouth  © R N Baird

 

The entire crew of 189 were lost when the 1475 ton 1934-built E-Class destroyer HMS Exmouth  (Captain R.S.Benson), was torpedoed 20 miles off Wick by the U-22 (KL Karl-Heinrich Jenisch), at 04.44 hrs on 21 January 1940. The German Grid reference was given as AN1684, which equates to about 582100N, 022400W.  Warship Losses of WW2 gives the position of torpedoing as 581800N, 022500W... click here for full article

 

HMS Exmouth / Exmouth House

 

August 2nd with the Lord Lieutenant of Caithness, Ms Anne Dunnett unveiling the plaque on behalf of our association...
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Interview with ex-crew member of HMS Exmouth James Gordon French - "Froggy" - by David Ellis

 

Following the broadcast of a brief TV news clip on Remembrance Sunday, featuring HMS Exmouth, a remarkable discovery was made.  Sitting at home, watching his television that day was ex-Leading Seaman L.T.O. James Gordon French – affectionately known as ‘Froggy’ by everybody on board the HMS Exmouth throughout the 3 ½ years he served aboard her...
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HMS Exmouth receives controlled site status - By Sue Eastwood

 

I received a personal telephone call from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) yesterday afternoon to inform me of the outcome of the MOD Public Consultation Process into protection provided to wrecked military vessels, in particular military maritime graves... click here for full article 

 

Reflections on the HMS Exmouth Memorial Weekend (1&2 September 2001) - By Sue Eastwood

 

After much preparation and anticipation, the weekend of the 1st and 2nd September was finally upon us.  A diverse group of mixed ages and from a variety of backgrounds, we each made the long journey to furthest reaches of the northern Scotland.  We travelled from opposite ends of the UK and the distant shores of the USA and New Zealand...
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U22 War Day Book - research by Kevin Health

 

Read the actual patrol log of the German submarine, U22, detailing her action in January 1940 ...

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Newspaper article from 1940 "Sub-Lieutenant Brian Gore-Booth"

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