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Destroyer histories. Royal naval Type II escort destroyers. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of Hunt Class II ships. 

Ships in the class were: HMS Avon Vale, HMS Badsworth, HMS Beaufort, HMS Bedale, HMS Bicester, HMS Blackmore, HMS Blankney, HMS Blencathra, HMS Bramham, HMS Burton, HMS Brocklesby, HMS Calpe, HMS Chiddingfold, HMS Cowdray, HMS Croome, HMS Dulverton, HMS Eridge, HMS Farndale, HMS Grove, HMS Heythrop, HMS Hursley, HMS Hurworth, HMS Lamerton, HMS Lauderdale, HMS Ledbury, HMS Liddesdale, HMS Middleton, HMS Oakley, HMS Puckeridge, HMS Silverton, HMS Southwold, HMS Tetcott, HMS Tickham, HMS Wheatland, HMS Wilton and HMS Zetland from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of Type II Class escort destroyers.

Displacement: 1050tons standard, 1600 Tons deep load. Speed 27 knots. Armament: six  4 -inch guns in pairs. Four 2 pdr pompom.  Compliment 168.

HMS Avon Vale   L.06 23rd October 1940 Broken up  at Sunderland 15th May 1958
HMS Badsworth  L.03 17th March 1941 Transferred to Norway 1946 and renamed Arendal.
HMS Beaufort  L.14 9th September 1941 Transferred to Norway 1952 and renamed Haugesund.
HMS Bedale  L.26  23rd July 1941 1942-1945 became Polish Slazak. Transferred to India 1953 and renamed Godavari.
HMS Bicester  L.34 5th September 1941 Broken up  at Grays 22nd August 1956.
HMS Blackmore  L.43 2nd December 1941 Transferred to Denmark 1952 and renamed Esbern Snare.  scrapped in 1966
HMS Blankney  L.30 19th December 1940 Scrapped at Blyth March 1959
HMS Bramham  L.51 29th January 1942 Transferred to Greece 1943 and renamed Themistocles.  scrapped in Greece 1966
HMS Calpe  L.71 28th April 1941 Transferred to Denmark 1952 and renamed Rolfe Krake.
HMS Chiddingfold  L.31 10th March 1941 Transferred to India 1953 and renamed Ganga
HMS Cowdray  L.52 22nd July 1941 Broken up  at Gateshead 3rd september 1959.
HMS Croome  L,62 30th January 1940 Broken up at Briton Ferry August 1957.
HMS Dulverton  L.63 1st April 1941 Sunk 13th November 1943. by German Aircraft of Kos Island
HMS Eridge  L.68 20th August 1940 Constructive loss 29th August 1942. after damage in the Mediterranean. becoming a base Ship at Alexandria 1944- 1946 then scrapped October 1946
HMS Exmoor  L.08 ( HMS Burton (ii) 1941 ) 12th March 1941 Transferred to Denmark 1953 and renamed Valdemar Sejr.
HMS Farndale  L.70 30th September 1940 Broken up at Blyth 4th December  1962.
HMS Grove  L.77 25th May 1941 Sunk on 12th June 1942 by U-77 off Sollum
HMS Heythrop  L.85 30th October 1940 Sunk on 20th March 1942. sunk by U-652 off Sollum
HMS Hursley  L.84 25th July 1941 Transferred to Greece 1943 and renamed Kriti. and scrapped 1960 
HMS Hurworth  L.28 10th April 1941 Sunk 22nd October 1943.  by mines east of Kalymnos 
HMS Lamerton  L.88 14th December 1940 Transferred to India 1953. becoming Gomati
HMS Lauderdale   L.95 5th August 1941 Transferred to Greece 1946 and renamed Aigaion. scrapped 1960
HMS Ledbury   L.90 27th September 1941 Broken up at Rosyth April  1958.
HMS Middleton  L.74 12th May 1941 Hulked in 1955 finally Broken up at Blyth 4th October 1957.
HMS Oakley  (i)  L.72 30th October 1940 1941 became Polish Krakowiak and Sunk on 16th June 1942. by mines off Malta and foundered in tow. 
HMS Oakley  L98  (was  Tickham) 15th January 1942 Transferred to West Germany 1958 and renamed Gneisenau.
HMS Puckeridge  L.108 6th March 1940 Sunk on 6th September 1943. by U-617 off Gibraltar 
HMS Silverton  L.115  4th December 1940 Became Polish Krakowiak in1941 to 1946 finally Broken up at Grays March  1959.
HMS Southwold  L.10  29th May 1941 Sunk 24th March 1942. by mines of Malta 
HMS Tetcott  L.99 12th August 1941 Broken up at Milford Haven 24th September  1956.
HMS Wheatland  L.122  7th June 1941 Hulked in 1955 and Broken up at Bo'ness September   1959.
HMS Wilton   L.128 17th October 1941 Broken up  at Faslane December 1959.
HMS Zetland  L.59 7th March 1942 Transferred to Norway 1954 and renamed Tromso. scrapped 1965

HMS Avon Vale

Crew of HMS Avon Vale.

Contributed by Ron Mould.

HMS Badsworth

HMS Badsworth.    

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HMS Beaufort

HMS Beaufort, July 1943.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1989

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HMS Bedale

HMS Slazak (ex - HMS Bedale), 1943.

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HMS Bicester

HMS Bicester, March 1949.

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HMS Blackmore

HMS Blackmore in 1945.  Sent in by Lester May

HMS Blankney

HMS Blankney.  Thanks to Robert for the photo.

This photo was taken from Malta convoy, probably when shielding the convoy from the Italian surface force.  - thanks to L.G. Franceis, Gunner, #3 (After) Turret 1941 - 1944.

HMS Blankney, laid up, April 1950.

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HMS Cowdray

HMS Cowdray, October 1946.

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HMS Exmoor

HMS Exmoor, 1944.

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HMS Farndale

Damaged photo of HMS Farndale.

Contributed by Sean Herron.

HMS Ledbury

HMS Ledbury, June 1943.

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HMS Ledbury, June 1953.

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HMS Silverton

Krakowiak (ex - HMS Silverton), 1943.

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HMS Tetcott

HMS Tetcott at Beirut , c.1942.  Courtesy of Geoffrey Needham

HMS Wilton

HMS Wilton, 1941.

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HMS Zetland

HMS Zetland, 1943.

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Naval Historians, Crew & Family Noticeboard

Type II Class destroyers, Message Board for naval enthusiasts, crew & descendents of Type II Class Destroyers. This website is not part of any governmental body or official websites of Type II Class Destroyers.

Photographs and information on historical events about the aforementioned destroyers requested for this new website. If you have any information you would like to send us including photographs of crew members serving on any of these destroyers and also photographs of the ship please USE OUR MESSAGE FORM 

MESSAGES

HMS AVON VALE

ARTHUR JIMMY JAMES: My Father  served on HMS Avon Vale. I am trying to confirm this, can anybody help. and tell me if HMS Avon vale was in Chatham Dockyard sept/Oct 1943. please contact Shirley Casey at KU00858@atlas.kingston.ac.uk 

HMS BICESTER

My father served on HMS Bicester, HMS Kilmalcolm and HMS Pozarica during WWII. He is very much alive and well at the age of 81 years and if any of the crews of the above ships are still around, please would you contact me at Keith@lenehank.fsnet.co.uk 

HMS CALPE

JAMES (BERTIE) WEBB... I am trying to find photos of HMS Calpe on which my father served during WW2. I am trying to frame a picture of Calpe for his 80th birthday. Are there any shipmates that remember him? Contact me at robwebb40@whsmithnet.co.uk 

HMS COWDRAY

I am trying to locate a photo of HMS Cowdray, I have a model of this ship that my brother made for me whilst serving on her on Russian convoys inWW2,unfortunately it got damaged ,and I need a photo so that I can see what goes where. A photo of a similar Hunt Class would probably be OK. Would appreciate it if anyone could help. Email harry@walker9562.freeserve.co.uk 

JOHN TARRANT.. My father John Tarrant served on HMS Cambrian, HMS Cowdray, HMS Carron and HMS Savage just after WWII. If anyone has photos of these ships or served on them during this time and remembers my father please contact me at mikelaffan@madasafish.com 

HMS DULVERTON

I would like to contact A Wolley (ref HMS Dulverton) last known Australia, or any of the 109 survivors of Saturday 13th November 1943, American family are trying to make contact. Any help greatly appreciated. contact me at webmaster@hmscavalier.org.uk 

My father survived the sinking of HMS Dulverton. He would like to know where to find the official report of the disaster. Can anyone help?. Contact A Woolley at Kimbad@comcen.co.au 

HAROLD ROBINSON  My uncle served on HMS Dulverton, I am looking history of the ship and for information on what happened and if there was a list of survivors.  if you can help me please contact Christine Owen at  COwen@hamptontrust.co.uk 

HMS ERIDGE

DeGRUCHY... My cousin Alan DeGruchy lost his father on HMS Eridge on 28th August 1942 following a torpedo attack. For many years he has been seeking information on the incident. His mother is approaching 90 and I fell he would like to pass on any info etc before she leaves this world. His mother suffered terrible mental stress following her husbands death, in fact she never really recovered. A sad story but one of many I fear. Contact Alan at btappenden@bleheimroad15.fsnet.co.uk 

Alan Degruchy.  Sorry your email address is wrong, Please contact David Stone at stoned@inac.gc.ca His father knew Alan DeGruchy and knows and has information about the incident.

HMS GROVE

STANLEY ALBERT HUCKLE: My Late mothers first husband was lost when HMS grove was sunk in 1942. I am desperate for Information and any Photos of the ship and its crew, if you can help please contact Bazzer at baz@clarkeology

SURGEON Lt Cdr JAMES WILLOUGHBY WOOD RNVR.. Any information regarding my father (above) and the sinking of HMS Grove on 12th June 1942 off Sollum, would be very much appreciated. I am trying to find out the circumstances under which he was mentioned in despatches. Contact me at nickjwwood@hotmail.com 

BENJAMIN JOHN FLEETWOOD.. Ben Fleetwood served aboard HMS Grove and was lost when the ship was torpedoed on 12th June 1942. Any information/photographs of HMS Grove an its crew would be appreciated. Contact Harry at strutgas@canberranet.com.au 

HMS HEYTHROP

WILLIAM HENRY RICHARDSON.. My father William Henry Richardson, was lost when Heythrop was sunk on the 20th March 1942.  I have never been able to find a photograph of the ship or it's crew.  If anybody has photos or information please contact me at Contact Here 

HMS LEDBURY  

I would be very interested to hear from anyone who may have served aboard Ledbury (Type 2 Hunt Class Destroyer) with my late dad Fred (Jan) Farmer (stoker).  I believe he was aboard her during the Convoy PQ17 and also Operation Pedestal taking the tanker Ohio into Malta.   Cliff Farmer    caj.farmer@virgin.net

HMS TETCOTT  

My father served on HMS Tetcott during WW2. Is there any list of names of the crew members anywhere? If anyone has any photo's of the ship and its crew. I would love to hear from them. Contact brewmeister@dccnet.com 

CAN YOU HELP: Looking for photo and info on HMS Tetcott during WW2 between October 1941 and March 1944. if you can help contact David Langford at davidandsamantha@langford97.freeserve.co.uk 

HMS WILTON

THOMAS BELL AB, JX 4657357.. My father served on the Wilton from January 1942 onwards and was present during various convoy operations, i.e. arctic, Mediterranean (namely Pedestal) and N. African. His battle station was supplying ammunition to X and Y gun turrets. I am endeavouring to put together a graphic representation of dad's and Wilton's war service with the aim of perpetuating their respective memories. Any information, photos or mementoes will be greatly appreciated. Contact me at garbell@onvol.net . I would dearly love to hear from anyone who knew dad and who may possibly have photos of crew and ship.

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