HMS Seymour (K 563)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||1 Sep 1943|
|Launched||1 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 98 but had not been named.
Returned to the USN on 5 January 1946. Stricken on 25 February 1946.
|Former name||DE 98|
Commands listed for HMS Seymour (K 563)
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|1||Lt. Gerald Joseph Parry, RNR||23 Dec 1943||Sep 1944|
|2||Lt. Peter Reginald Glenholme Worth, RN||Sep 1944||10 Oct 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Philip Geoffrey Colet King, RNVR||10 Oct 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Seymour include:
3 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-1191 was sunk in the English Channel, south-west of Brighton, in position 50°09'N, 00°15'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Onslaught (Cdr. the Hon. A. Pleydell-Bouverie, RN) and HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, DSC, RN), the British escort destroyers HMS Brissenden (Lt. the Hon. D.D.E. Vivian, RN), HMS Wensleydale (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Goodfellow, RNVR) and HMS Talybont (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Baines, DSO, RN) and the British frigate HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR).