HMS Hambledon (L37 )

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Royal Navy
Type: Escort destroyer
Class: Hunt (Type I) 
Pennant: L 37 
Built by: Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend 
Laid down: 9 Jun, 1939 
Launched: 12 Dec, 1939 
Commissioned: 8 Jun, 1940 
History: HMS Hambledon hit an acoustic mine in the English Channel in October 1940 during operation Lucid, a planned raid with numerous incendiary vessels, gunboats, MTBs, minesweepers and other escort destroyers on the German invasion fleets assembled in the French channel ports. She was severely damaged. Repairs were completed in May 1941. Hulked in 1955.
Scrapped at Tyne in September 1957. 

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