Allied Warships

HMS Nith (K 215)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 215 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.): Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 
Ordered11 Feb 1941 
Laid down5 Sep 1941 
Launched25 Sep 1942 
Commissioned16 Feb 1943 
End service 
History

Sold to the Egyptian Navy November 1948 and renamed Domiat.
During the Suez crisis Domiat was sunk on 1 November 1956 by HMS Newfoundland.

 

Commands listed for HMS Nith (K 215)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Raymond Shattock, RNR4 Jan 1943late 1943

2Lt.Cdr. Donald Emberton Mansfield, RN31 Jan 194420 Jul 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. The Hon. Grenville Howard, RNVR20 Jul 1944early 1945
4Lt.Cdr. William Alick Grinham, RNVRearly 1945late 1945

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23 Jun 1944
While in the Normandy area HMS Nith (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield, RD, RNR) was hit by a 'Mistel', a German composite aircraft. Suffered 10 dead and 26 wounded.

See also www.eurosurf.com/hmsnith. (1)

31 Oct 1956
Nith, renamed Domiat, was sunk by gunfire from the British cruiser Newfoundland, after a brief exchange of fire. 69 of the crew were rescued. This was the only action at sea in the course of Operation Musketeer, the invasion of Suez. (1)

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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