Stretford WW2 

Ralph Payne

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Royal Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:H.M.S. Eclipse
Country of burial:Lost at Sea
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial
Town Memorial:Stretford Book
Extra Information:
Whilst transporting 200 troops to Leros, H.M.S. Eclipse was sunk by a mine
in a new German minefield, at 00.50hrs on 24/10/43, east of Kalymnos, in
position 37.01N 27.11E - 140 were lost.

It was an 'E' class destroyer of which 9 were built between 1933 & 1934,
they had a displacement of 1,475 tons and a complement of 175 personnel.

Another R.N. destroyer - H.M.S. Huxworth was also lost in the same
minefield at 22.00hrs on the 22nd.
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