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1934 - HMS EXMOUTH Named

30th January. The destroyer leader Exmouth was christened. She was the last of the destroyers to be built in Portsmouth Dockyard.

On 21st January 1940, she was torpedoed and sunk by the Germany U-boat, U-22, at 4-45 in the morning while off Tarbat Ness, Moray Firth. When she slipped beneath those cold waters she took all her crew of 190 souls with her. Tragically her resting place was discovered only in 2003.