Ships hit by U-boats


HMS Mounsey (K 569)

British Frigate



NameHMS Mounsey (K 569)
Type:Frigate (Captain)
Tonnage1,150 tons
Completed1943 - Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Homeport 
Date of attack2 Nov 1944Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-295 (G√ľnter Wieboldt)
Position69° 20'N, 36° 44'E - Grid AC 8959
Complement? men (10 dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyRA-61
RouteMurmansk - UK 
Cargo 
History Laid down as unnamed destroyer escort (DE 524) of the Evarts-class for the US Navy, completed in December 1943 as frigate HMS Mounsey (K 569) for the Royal Navy.

Post-war:
On 25 Feb 1946 returned to the US Navy and on 8 Nov 1946 sold for scrap to North American Smelting Co.

 
Notes on event

On 2 Nov 1944, HMS Mounsey (K 569) (Lt F.A.J. Andrew, RN) was damaged by a Gnat from U-295 while escorting convoy RA-61 and had to return to Kola Inlet.
After temporary repairs the ship made passage to UK in convoy RA-62 for permanent repairs.

 
On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Mounsey (K 569).

ship damaged.


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