HMS Eridge (L68)

Eridge in July, 1941. Royal Navy photo in the collection of the Imperial War Museums.

Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1939
Launched
1940
Commissioned
1941
Decommissioned
1942
AD/BC
AD
History

HMS Eridge (L68) was a Hunt-class destroyer escort. Laid down in 1939, Eridge commissioned 28 February, 1941, and was assigned to the Mediterranean. She received credit for an assisted kill on U-568, 29 May, 1942, and bombarded Axis positions near El Daba, Egypt, 29 August of the same year. During the bombardment, Eridge was torpedoed by the Italian torpedo boat MTSM-228, and put out of action for the rest of the war. Eridge was used as a base ship in Alexandria until October, 1946, when she was sold for scrap.

Bonus Photos

Eridge passing the French battleship Lorraine as she is towed into Alexandria Harbor after being torpedoed. Royal Navy photo, in the collection of the Imperial War Museums.