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Destroyer histories. Royal naval Type III escort destroyers. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of HMS Airedale, HMS Albrighton, HMS Aldenham, HMS Belvoir, HMS Bleasedale, HMS Bolerbroke, HMS Border, HMS Catterick, HMS Derwent, HMS Easton, HMS Eggesford, HMS Eskdale, HMS Glaisdale, HMS Goathland, HMS Haldon, HMS Hatherleigh, HMS Haydon, HMS Holcombe, HMS Limbourne, HMS Melbreak, HMS Modbury, HMS Penylan, HMS Rockwood, HMS Stevenstone, HMS Talybont, HMS Tanatside and HMS Wensleydale from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of Type III Class escort destroyers.
HMS Airedale L.07 12th August 1941 Sunk on 15th June 1942. by german Aircraft off Sollum
HMS Albrighton L.12 11th October 1941 Transferred to West  Germany 1958 and renamed Raule.
HMS Aldenham  L.22 27th August 1942 Sunk on 14th December 1944. by Mines in the
HMS Belvoir    L.32 18th November 1941 Broken up  at Bo'ness October 1957.
HMS Blean  L.47 15th January 1942 Sunk on 11th December 1942. by U-443 west of Oran
HMS Bleasdale  L.50 23rd July 1941 Broken up  at Blyth 14th September 1956.
HMS Bolebroke  L.65 5th November 1941 Transferred to Greece 1942 and renamed Pindos  scrapped in Greece 1960 
HMS Border  L.67  3rd February 1942 Transferred to Greece 1942 and renamed Adrias.(i)  a constructive total loss after hitting a mine off Kalymnos 22nd October 1942
HMS Catterick  L.81 22nd November 1941 Transferred to Greece 1946 and renamed Hastings.  scrapped 1963
HMS Derwent  L.83 22nd August 1941 Broken up  at Penrhyn Febraury 1947
HMS Easton  L.09 11th July 1942 Broken up  at Rosyth January 1953.
HMS Eggesford  L.15  12th September 1942 Transferred to West  Germany 1958 and renamed Brommy.
HMS Eskdale  L.36 16th March 1942 Transferred to Norway 1942 and sunk 14th April 1943.
HMS Glaisdale  L.44 5th January 1942 Transferred to Norway 1946 and renamed Narvik.  scrapped December 1962
HMS Goathland  L.27 3rd February 1942 Constructive loss 24th July 1944. and scrapped at Troon February 1946
HMS Haldon   L.19 27th April 1942 Transferred to France 1942 and renamed La Combattante and was sunk on 23rd February 1945. by German Midget Submarine in the North Sea 
HMS Hatherleigh  L.53 18th December 1941 Transferred to Greece 1942 and renamed Kanaris. scrapped 1960
HMS Haydon  L.75 2nd April 1942 Broken up  at Dunston 18th May 1958.
HMS Holcombe  L.56  14th April 1942 Sunk on 12th December 1943.  by U-593 off Bougie
HMS Limbourne  L.57 12th May 1942 Sunk on 23rd October 1943. torpedoed by German Torpedo Boats / N. France 
HMS Melbreak  L.73 5th March 1942 Broken up  at Grays 22nd November 1956.
HMS Modbury  L.91 13th April 1942 Transferred to Greece 1942 and renamed Miaoulis.  scrapped 1960
HMS Penylan  L.89 17th March 1942 Sunk on 3rd December 1942. torpedoed by E boat in the Channel 
HMS Rockwood  L.39 13th June 1942 Damaged 11th November 1943 never repaired. finally scrapped at Gateshead August 1946
HMS Stevenstone L.16 23rd November 1942 Broken up  at Dunston 2nd September 1959.
HMS Talybont  L.18 3rd February 1942 Broken up at Charlestown 10th March 1961.
HMS Tantside  L.69 30th April 1942 Transferred to Greece 1946 and renamed Adrias. (ii)  scrapped 1964
HMS Wensleydale  L.86 20th June 1942 Involved in a collision November 1944 and never repaired. scrapped at Blyth 15th February 1946

HMS Airedale

HMS Airedale, 1941.

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HMS Aldenham

HMS Aldenham, 1944.

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HMS Blean

HMS Blean.

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HMS Bleasdale

HMS Bleasdale.  Submitted by Carl Proctor

HMS Bleadale

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HMS Catterick

HMS Cattrerick.

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HMS Easton

HMS Easton, July 1947.

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HMS Goathland

L27 HMS Goathland.

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HMS Haydon

HMS Haydon.  Thanks to Barry Smith, whose father served on HMS Haydon in the mid forties

HMS Haydon.

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HMS Holcombe

HMS Holcombe, 1943.

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HMS Melbreak

HMS Melbreak, June 1953.

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HMS Stevenstone

HMS Stevenstone, June 1947.

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HMS Talybont

HMS Talybont, June 1947.

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HMS Wensleydale

A photograph of the launch of HMS Wensleydale provided by Dave Allen

HMS Wensleydale. Built by Yarrow and launched 20th June 1942. Involved in a collision with LST367. in November 1944, never repaired and scrapped Blyth 15th February 1946.