HMS Keats (K 482)
Frigate of the Captain class
Photograph with thanks to Sheila Baker
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||25 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||5 Jun 1943|
|Launched||17 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||19 Oct 1943|
Returned to the USN on 27 February 1946.
|Former name||USS Tisdale DE 278|
Commands listed for HMS Keats (K 482)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Neil Frederick Israel, RNR||19 Oct 1943||Jul 1945|
|2||T/Lt. David Thomas Hewlett, DSC, RNVR||Jul 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Keats include:
27 Jan 1945
The German U-boat U-1172 was sunk in St George's Channel, in position 52°24'N, 05°42'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Tyler (A/Lt.Cdr. C.H. Ranking, RN), HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR) and HMS Bligh (Cdr. B.W. Taylor, RN).
15 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-285 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°13'N, 12°48'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Grindall (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. Turquand-Young, RNVR) and HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR).