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HMS Belmont (1940) DD  (1st)

    
This the only ship to carry the name HMS Belmont was a Town Class, destroyer. One of 50 sold to the Royal Navy under the destroyers for bases agreement.

Originally the USS Satterlee DD190, built by Newport News Ship Building Co, laid down 10-Jul-1918, launched 21-Dec-1918, commissioned in the US Navy 22-Dec-1919, commissioned in the Royal Navy 08-Oct-1940 and renamed.

Repair of various defects meant she did not become fully operational until 20-Aug-1941 when she joined the 3rd Escort Group.

Based at Liverpool on convoy escort work until 30-Nov-1941 when she sailed to St. Johns, Newfoundland to continue convoy escort duty there.

Torpedoed and sunk 31-Jan-1942 by U-82, off Halifax, Nova Scotia at 42.02N 57.18W.

Won the Battle Honour: Atlantic 1941-42.

 

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This page last edited - 20 April, 2013.

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