January 2017: Cadet Stuart Grant receives the Exmouth memorial trophy... please click here to read more
The HMS Exmouth 1940 Association was formed, by relatives, with the aim of furthering an interest in this fine ship and perpetuating the memory, courage and comradeship of the entire ship's company of 189 who were lost when she was sunk by enemy action in the Moray Firth, Caithness, Scotland. on 21st January, 1940.
It is our intention to maintain a strong and continual link with the community of the Wick St. Fergus Church of Scotland. The Church is the custodian of the White Ensign posthumously awarded to the crew of the HMS Exmouth by Commodore Sandford CBE, on behalf of the Royal Navy, during the memorial service held on Sunday the 2nd of September 2001.
The HMS Exmouth 1940 Association has provided an accompanying brass plaque inscribed with the names of the entire HMS Exmouth crew located in Wick St. Fergus Church of Scotland. The Association has also donated an album of photographs and details of the crew to be displayed adjacent to the Ensign. It is hoped that this permanent memorial to the crew of HMS Exmouth will provide a focal point for family members who come forward in the future and provide them with the same comfort afforded to us by the minister who said “as long as this Church stands, the men of Exmouth will be remembered.”