Allied Warships

HMS Nabob (D 77)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class


HMS Nabob as completed

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
ClassAmeer 
PennantD 77 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down20 Oct 1942 
Launched9 Mar 1943 
Commissioned7 Sep 1943 
End service30 Sep 1944 
History

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Altough she was Canadian manned she was not commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy.
On 22 August 1944 HMS Nabob (A/Capt. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) was torpedoed and damaged in the Arctic off the North Cape in position 71º42'N, 19º11'E by the German submarine U-354. After the badly damaged ship managed to limp to Britain she was judged not worth repairing.
She was towed to Rosyth, beached and abandoned.
Decommissioned on 30 Sepember 1944 she was retained in nominal reserve, but was cannibalized for spare parts for sisterships.
On 16 March 1946, the vessel was returned to the US Navy and stricken.
Sold for scrap in March 1947 in the Netherlands.
However, she was resold to the Norddeutscher Lloyd, converted to the German motor merchant Nabob until 1952 and used as a civilian training vessel for the post war German merchant service.
Renamed Glory in 1968 and registered in Panama.
In December 1977 she was sold for scrap in Taiwan.

 

Hit by U-boat
A total loss on 22 Aug 1944 by U-354 (Sthamer).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Nabob
Former nameUSS Edisto

Commands listed for HMS Nabob (D 77)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Horatio Nelson Lay, OBE, RCN15 Oct 194330 Sep 1944

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12 Jan 1944
HMS Nabob (A/Capt. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) completed a refit at Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

22 Aug 1944
On 22 August 1944 HMS Nabob (A/Capt. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) was torpedoed and damaged in the Arctic off the North Cape in position 71°42'N, 19°11'E by German U-boat U-354.

HMS Nabob down by the stern as a result of the torpedo damage.


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