Post Apr 30, 2008 #1 2008-04-30T18:47. Shortly afterwards someone said HMS Exeter was on fire. His family found this account of the action while going through some of his old papers. Her wreck, a British war grave, had been destroyed by illegal salvagers when an expedition surveyed the site in … Unfortunately, Norman died at the end of last year. HMS Exeter was sunk in one of the Battle's of the Java Sea on the 1 March 1942. Palvelus. Animation of the last battle of the German heavy cruiser (or pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee against HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles “We turned aft to look when there was a clang of noise. The Royal Navy heavy cruiser HMS Exeter sinking during an operation in the Java Sea on 1 March 1942. Guardian . Aside from a temporary deployment with the Mediterranean Fleet during the Abyssinia Crisis of 1935–36, she spent the bulk of the 1930s assigned to the Atlantic Fleet or … HMS Exeter (68) was ordered on March 15th, 1928 and saw her keel laid down at the Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth on August 1st, 1928. When World War II began in September 1939, the cruiser was assigned to patrol South American waters. The forth HMS Exeter was launched on 18 July 1929, and the long tradition of pairing a Royal Navy ship with a town or city continued, when she was adopted by her namesake, the city of Exeter. Laid down August 1, 1928 as a York Class Heavy Cruiser for the Royal Navy (RN). “The Government has a responsibility. In 2015, the New Straits Times reported that groups of divers disguised as fishermen were illegally stripping sunken WWII ships for metals such as aluminum, brass and steel. “Naval wrecks are often referred to as war graves but they are not as they are not maintainable as such. Graf Spee burning after being scuttled. The Prince of Wales altered course to starboard to avoid the wreckage of the Hood. Wartime naval legend HMS Exeter found off Java. It was a victory for us and most of the commentators gave much praise to Exeter - the little cruiser which had struck blow after blow at Germany's pride and joy. A Josh Umerah goal soon after half time was the difference between the two teams with Torquay forced to defend that slender lead for large chunks of the second half. More . Dean Hutton LS(EW) Served from 1986 - 1994 Served in HMS Exeter. The Bismarck now shifted fire from her main and secondary armament to her. Back to the top. Latest Devon hotspots map shows one area with sharp rise in cases, The figures are part of an overall rise in cases across the country, Future of coronavirus law breaking Torquay bar set to be decided before Christmas, Torbay Council have received numerous complaints about the bar opening during lockdown, Radio One DJ hailed Devon boy with rare disease a hero, The teenager even had a call with Professor Brian Cox, Flooding, fallen trees and crashes on roads across Devon and Cornwall - updates, Multiple red flood warnings are still in place, A380 in South Devon shut both ways due to 'police incident' - latest updates, Meet the Covid Hero teachers who have battled through the pandemic in Devon, Here are some of the amazing staff who have been going the extra mile at schools around the county. The bridge superstructure of the Exeter … She was launched on 18 July 1929 and completed on 27 July 1931. TRU06601 - Trumpeter 1:350 - HMS Hood Upgrade Set. For other ships of the same name, see HMS Exeter. Le HMS Exeter est un destroyer britannique de Type 42 (Batch 2) et le cinquième navire de la Royal Navy à être nommé d'après la ville d' Exeter dans le comté du Devon. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. The top photo shows HMS Exeter during a battle in the Java Sea on 15th February 1942. Sailors who drowned on HMS Exeter are being dumped in a mass grave in Indonesia, say reports, Get the pick of the week's stories and fascinating Devon history features direct to your inbox every Saturday morning in our exclusive Weekend Report newsletter. The lower photo shows HMS Exeter listing to starboard just before she sank. She fought against the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee at the 1939 Battle of the River Plate, suffering extensive damage that … Between 1931–1935 assigned to the Atlantic Fleet then between 1935–1939 severed in the Mediterranean Sea. HMS Exeter The last surviving Falklands warship still in commission in the Royal Navy "Semper Fidelis" HMS Exeter is a Type 42 Destroyer. HMS Exeter was a Type 42 destroyer, the fifth ship of the Royal Navy to be named Exeter, after the city of Exeter in Devon. “What actually protects the vessel is the Sovereignty Act – in effect it remains the property of the government under which it was serving.”. The Guardian revealed last year that the wrecks of some of Britain’s most celebrated warships had been illegally salvaged, leading to uproar among veterans and archaeologists, who accused the UK government of not moving fast enough to protect underwater graves. As a result, the masts were stepped straight, and the after funnel was thick… Her wreck, a British war grave, had been destroyed by illegal salvagers when an expedition surveyed the site in 2016. In a statement, it said: “Many lives were lost during this battle and we would expect that these sites are respected and left undisturbed without the express consent of the United Kingdom. HMS Exeter which had arrived at the Falklands on 31 October for repairs, ... 31°50'W (the wreck was found in 2001 in approximate position 63°22'N, 32°17'W, the exact position has not been released to the public.) A local model maker Mr Ernest P G Oddy set about building a scale model of the York Class cruiser, sometime in late 1930 or early 1931. The wreck of the Exeter was discovered by amateur divers about 15 years ago and the public are shocked to hear that this ship, and others, have been plundered, as the wreck should have been classed as a war grave. Trumpeter 05302 1/350 HMS Battle Cruiser Hood. HMS Exeter tilattiin kaksi vuotta sisaraluksensa HMS Yorkin jälkeen ja sen köli laskettiin 15. maaliskuuta 1928. Kevin Denlay Shipwreck Explorer and SCUBA Diver During December 2004, Kevin Denlay reported: "We have now found all four wrecks that were unaccounted for from the Battle of the Java Sea.The other ship also lost that day, HMS Jupiter, is a previously known and Admiralty charted wreck site position; but very broken up, mostly salvaged and very close to the Java coast. 3,583 265. She fought against the German pocket battleship Graf Spee at the 1939 Battle of the River Plate, suffering extensive damage that caused a long refit. “It is British Government policy that our military wrecks are offered protection and management.”. The MoD told the Guardian that the British Government had called on Indonesian authorities to investigate the looting. On the 27th a combined ABDA – American British Dutch Australian – task force of ships had sustained heavy damage whilst attacking the Japanese invasion fleet heading … Devon-based HMS Exeter, which was built in Plymouth the 1920s, was sunk in the Java Sea off Indonesia by Japanese forces on March 1, 1942, after being intercepted by Japanese heavy cruisers. Exeter was ordered two years after her sister York and therefore her design incorporated improvements in the light of experience with the latter. HMS Exeter, pennant number 68, was a York-class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy that served in World War II.She was laid down on 1 August 1928 at the Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth, Devon.She was launched on 18 July 1929 and completed on 27 July 1931. She fought against the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee at the 1939 Battle of the River Plate, suffering extensive damage that … HMS Exeter (68) was a York -class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy that served in World War II. HMS Exeter was the second and last York-class heavy cruiser built for the Royal Navy during the late 1920s. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. HMS Exeter fighting off an aircraft attack in January 1942 during the Battle of the Banka Straits. $41.27 Buy It Now 17d 16h. “Naturally, we are extremely concerned by the story and deplore any act that would desecrate the memory or the physical remains of those who made such a supreme sacrifice. April 30, 2008, Robin Brooks - Memorial Service in the Java Sea HMS Exeter (1931-1942) Memorial Service, Royal Navy "Royal Navy Commemorates WWII Warships Sunk In Java Sea" 2008, ANZEC Members - Mr. Kevin V. Denlay (International Fellow - 1998, Australian), The Guardian "British second world war shipwrecks in Java Sea destroyed by illegal scavenging", History of War: "Java Sea Shipwrecks of World War 2: One of the men who found them reflects on their loss", YouTube "Al Jazeera: Indonesian Shipwrecks - WWII shipwrecks sold as scrap in Indonesia", IWM - Cranefield, Philip Garton (Oral History), IWM - Adams, Thomas John George (Oral History). $13.30 Buy It Now 1d 21h. Phil Gollin. HMS Exeter was the second and last York-class heavy cruiser built for the Royal Navy during the late 1920s. Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned? In Teigngrace on the A382 Bovey Tracey Road there are reports of flooding. Light cruisers HMS Ajax and HMS Achilles, led by heavy cruiser HMS Exeter, following a report from a sunken merchant vessel, found the German “pocket battleship” Graf Spee (which a significant portion of the Royal Navy has been hunting). *When the wreck of HMS Exeter was discovered and dived for the first time in 2007, her turrets and guns were found at the angle and elevation as depicted in this painting. **In late 2008 the wreck of USS Pope was also located some 60 nautical miles away. The survivors, including Exeter’s captain, became prisoners of war, but 153 died in captivity and three more died after they were liberated at the end of the war. All sank during operations in the Java Sea in 1942, one of the costliest sea skirmishes for the Allies during the war. Login with Facebook The fifth HMS Exeter was a Type 42 Destroyer. A local model maker Mr Ernest P G Oddy set about building a scale model of the York Class cruiser, sometime in late 1930 or early 1931. From HMS Exeter, about 50 were killed, while 650 were made prisoners of war. Roads traffic and monitoring service, Inrix reports: ''Whiddon Road in both directions closed due to fallen tree from Kingskerswell to Kingskerswell. Comme lexpérience de la guerre avait montré limportance de la sécurité des routes commerciales maritimes, les puissances signataires du Traité de Washington ont mis sur cale jusquen 1930 un grand nombre de ces croiseurs de 10 000 tonnes W, armés de canons de 203 mm, dix-sept pour les États-Unis, treize pour le Royaume-Uni, douze pour le Japon, et sept chacune, pour la France et lItalie. HMS Exeter (Navy Photos/Paul Simpson, click to enlarge) return to Contents List : YORK-Class cruiser ordered from HM Dockyard, Devonport on 15th March 1928 and laid down on 1st August that year. In 2015, the New Straits Times reported that groups of divers disguised as fishermen were illegally stripping sunken WWII ships for metals such as aluminum, brass and steel. She was launched to sea on July 18th, 1929 and was formally commissioned on July 27th, 1931. Scans of the seabed show that most of the two ships have been removed, according to the Guardian, which uncovered the story. HMS Electra, a 1,405-ton British destroyer, has also been scavenged though a chunk of that wreck still remains. Au début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il escorte des convois dans l'Atlantique et participe à la campagne de Norvège en 1940. The shipwreck has been plundered by scavengers. In 2014, the wrecks of the HMS Repulse and … If you like Robin's new website, Please note that the contents of this website, including all text, images, logos and titles, are covered by copyright law as shown by the symbol ©. HMS Exeter (68) was a York-class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy that served in World War II. See Details. Her keel was laid on 22nd July 1976. Reports in … The HMS Exeter Association is FREE to join and encompasses members from all ships named Exeter. Reports in Indonesian media say dredgers have been operating in the waters near Bawean Island, where many casualties of the 1942 Battle of the Java Sea, sank. Please note, photos and images relating to the HMS Exeter wreck are copyright the Australian photo-journalist Kevin Denlay. War grave HMS Exeter is being plundered for scrap metal and the bodies of sailors who drowned aboard her are being dumped in mass graves. Le HMS York est un croiseur lourd de la Royal Navy construit à la fin des années 1920, premier navire de la classe York. “The captain was down under my feet, and the yeoman was also on the deck badly wounded. The shipwreck has been plundered by scavengers. You might be a veteran, a family member or a descendant from WW2, the River Plate or just have a general interest in the ships history. Study of the wreck of HMS Exeter provided historians with new insights into one of the Second World War’s least known naval battles. Lest we forget: 61 RN officers and ratings were killed aboard HMS Exeter during that battle. Left: Kevin and HMS Exeter … As if things weren't bad enough with the missing Dutch wrecks mentioned in the other thread, at least one source reports that HMS Exeter's wreck is also gone! Three ships – HMS Exeter, HMS Encounter, and HMS Electra – contained the bodies of more than 150 sailors. “The captain was down under my feet, and the yeoman was also on the deck badly wounded. Wrecks of HMS Exeter and Encounter . Those who did not go down with the ship were held as prisoners of the Japanese, in a disease ridden camp, described below. Peter Humphries Served from 1979 - 1985 Served in HMS Exeter. The Java Sea expedition also explored the wreck site of the British heavy cruiser HMS Exeter, one of five Allied warships sunk during the Second Battle of the Java Sea in March 1942. “The discovery, recovery and identification of remains rests initially with the various defence ministries of our member states.”. Our. HMS Exeter was a heavy cruiser built for the Royal Navy during the late 1920s. The lower photo shows HMS Exeter listing to starboard just before she sank. If you like Robin's new website, Please note that the contents of this website, including all text, images, logos and titles, are covered by copyright law as shown by the symbol ©. A commission spokesman said the ships were a matter for the UK government. The wreck was lying in Indonesian waters at a depth of about 200 feet (61 m), 90 miles (140 km) north-west of Bawean Island – some 60 miles (97 km) from the estimated sinking position given by Gordon after the war. HMS Exeter fighting off an aircraft attack in January 1942 during the Battle of the Banka Straits. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. That is, the discovery of HMS Exeter lead to personally meeting four of the actual crew members off Exeter that survived her sinking – and then spent the three and a half years of the rest of the war in brutal Japanese Prisoner Of War camps. Read Wikipedia in Modernized UI. The White Ensign flies over Exeter's wreck Photograph: US Naval History and Heritage Command HMS EXETER COMPLETE ARMAMENT: 8in, 4in, 40mm BARRELS to TRUMPETER #350108 MASTER. You can unsubscribe at any time. The Prince of Wales altered course to starboard to avoid the wreckage of the Hood. “The captain (Edward Parry) had been hit in both legs by a large piece of hot cast steel, the same one which had smashed into the knee joints of Yeoman Martinson. “The captain (Edward Parry) had been hit in both legs by a large piece of hot cast steel, the same one which had smashed into the knee joints of Yeoman Martinson. Il est affecté à la Station d'Amérique du Nord et des Antilles avant la guerre. This heavy cruiser, one of only two "York Class" heavy cruisers built, suffered major damage in the Battle of the Rio Plata against the German pocket battleship, Admiral Graf Spee. Her beam was increased by 1-foot (30 cm) to cater for increases in topweight, and the boiler uptakes were trunked backwards from the boiler rooms, allowing for straight funnels removed from the bridge rather than the raked funnels necessary in York to ensure adequate dispersal of the flue gasses. She was launched to sea on July 18th, 1929 and was formally commissioned on July 27th, 1931. Light cruisers HMS Ajax and HMS Achilles, led by heavy cruiser HMS Exeter, following a report from a sunken merchant vessel, found the German “pocket battleship” Graf Spee (which a significant portion of the Royal Navy has been hunting). Back to the top. Sign up to our FREE newsletters here. Please contact him on altdive@ozemail.com.au. The modifications brought to Exeter produced a noticeably different profile from the original lead ship York. HMS Exeter liitettiin palvelukseen otettaessa Atlantin laivaston 2. “Such vessels, and any remains therein, should be left in peace.”. The vessel fought in the Falklands War and the first Gulf War, she was scrapped in 2011. Among the vessels sold or licensed for salvage for their scrap value were HMS Cressy, HMS Hogue and HMS Aboukir, sunk in September 1914 with the loss of 1459 lives and sold for scrap in 1954; the Hospital Ship HMHS Anglia sunk by a mine off Folkestone in November 1915 with the loss of 134 wounded soldiers, crew and nursing staff which was sold to the Folkestone Salvage Company in 1965, and the … The wreck was lying in Indonesian waters at a depth of about 200 feet, 90 miles north-west of Bawean Island – some 60 miles from the estimated sinking position given by Gordon after the war. The Royal Navy heavy cruiser HMS Exeter sinking during an operation in the Java Sea on 1 March 1942. Below are just some of our members who have served at HMS Exeter. 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The Bismarck now shifted fire from her main and secondary armament to her. Photograph: US Naval History and Heritage Command “We turned aft to look when there was a clang of noise. The wreck of one of the Second World War's most famous warships has been found by deep sea explorers, 66 years after it was lost in battle. Do you have photos or additional information to add? HMS Exeter (68) was ordered on March 15th, 1928 and saw her keel laid down at the Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth on August 1st, 1928. Lee Brown LMEA Served from 1989 - 1996 Served in HMS Exeter. 1/350 Quality Wooden Deck for Trumpeter05350 HMS Exeter Heavy Cruiser … Exeter is the She was built by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Limited, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. HMS Exeter is attacked during the Battle of the River Plate Lieutenant-Commander Richard Jennings, gunnery officer aboard HMS Exeter, later recalled: "As I … Please contact him on altdive@ozemail.com.au. T he wrecks of HMS Exeter and HMS Encounter were only rediscovered in May 2008. Shang Ma Ke. Below are just some of our members who have served at HMS Exeter. HMS Exeter which had arrived at the Falklands on 31 October for repairs, ... 31°50'W (the wreck was found in 2001 in approximate position 63°22'N, 32°17'W, the exact position has not been released to the public.) Aside from a temporary deployment with the Mediterranean Fleet during the Abyssinia Crisis of 1935–36, she spent the bulk of the 1930s assigned to the Atlantic Fleet or … All sank during operations in the Java Sea in 1942, one of the costliest sea skirmishes for the Allies during the war. INYOURAREA weather widget iya ''Near The Coachman's Cottage.'' See Details. HMS Electra, a 1,405-ton British destroyer, has also been scavenged though a chunk of that wreck still remains. Exeter was launched by Lady Mully in 1976. Login with Gmail. She was launched 13th July 1929 as the fifth RN ship to bear … HMS Exeter was the second and last York-class heavy cruiser built for the Royal Navy during the late 1920s. The grave robbers are believed to have targeted more than 1,000 ships, including the British ships HMS Exeter and HMS Electra, and three Dutch ships HNLMS De Ruyter, HNLMS Java, and HNLMS Kortenaer. Exeter was one of three British cruisers that fought the German pocket battleship, the Admiral Graf Spee, later that year in the Battle of the River Plate. More updates will appear in the blog below, Chapel in graveyard turned into swanky two-bedroom house is on the market, The Grade II-listed building is 135 years old, has bags of character and a wonderful modern interior, Devon's weird and wonderful Christmas traditions, From a dip in the sea - to running around dressed as Santa and wrapping up warm for the Christmas lights. The modifications brought to Exeter produced a noticeably different profile from the original lead ship York. It is claimed that the remains were dumped in a mass grave near the port of Brondong, in east Java. The German warship was pursued by a battle group consisting of two British light cruisers, HMS Exeter and HMS Ajax, and the HMNZS Achilles of New Zealand. HMS Exeter was the second and last York -class heavy cruiser built for the Royal Navy during the late 1920s. HMS Exeter is one of the most celebrated British warships of the Second World War. Please note, photos and images relating to the HMS Exeter wreck are copyright the Australian photo-journalist Kevin Denlay. On the 27th a combined ABDA – American British Dutch Australian – task force of ships had sustained heavy damage whilst attacking the Japanese invasion fleet heading … HMS Exeter is one of the most celebrated British warships of the Second World War. 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The wreck was lying in Indonesian waters at a depth of about 200 feet, 90 miles north-west of Bawean Island – some 60 miles from the estimated sinking position given by Gordon after the war. HMS Exeter, pennant number 68, was a York-class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy that served in World War II.She was laid down on 1 August 1928 at the Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth, Devon.She was launched on 18 July 1929 and completed on 27 July 1931. Plymouth Sutton and Devonport MP Luke Pollard is waiting for a response from the Ministry of Defence, and the Indonesian and Malaysian Governments. 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