HMS Escort (H66)

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Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Pennant: H 66 
Built by: Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Laid down: 30 Mar, 1933 
Launched: 29 Mar, 1934 
Commissioned: 6 Nov, 1934 
Complement: 145
Lost: 11 Jul, 1940 torpedoed in the forward boiler room by the Italian submarine Guglielmo Marconi. She foundered east of Gibraltar while under tow on the 11th. 
History: 25 Feb, 1940
The German submarine U-63 tried to attack convoy HN-14, in doing so she was sighted by the British submarine HMS Narwhal. The escorting destoyers HMS Escort, HMS Inglefield and HMS Imogen were warned. They located, attacked and sank U-63 with depth charges south east of the Shetland Islands.

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