HMS Quorn

France,Europe

The British destroyer HMS Quorn was launched in March 1940, and was part of 21st Destroyer flotilla in Royal Navy. She served as an escort destroyer for convoys and general patrol duty. She was damaged two times during second world war by bombs and mines, and took in sinking the German auxiliary cruiser Komet in December 1942. Under Operation Neptun in June 1944 she escorted Allied troop transports under the invasion of France. While she laid outside Le Havre 3. December 1944, she was attacked by a German Ladungschnellbott Linse boat, and was hit midships. She broke in two parts and quickly went down with 126 men. The wreck has officially not been found, but unverified sources state that the wreck rest today on a depth of 20 meter outside the French city of Le Havre.


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HMS Quorn
L 66
278,0 x 28,1 x 10,9 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1000 displ
Cowes ( UK ) 10940
Harwich ( UK )

49° 28', 0000 N 000° 12', 0000 W
( Source: Archeosousmarine )

Picture: HMS Quorn - L 66
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Last updated: June 2019