Allied Warships

HMS Seymour (K 563)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 563 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down1 Sep 1943 
Launched1 Nov 1943 
Commissioned23 Dec 1943 
End service 
History

Assigned USN penant DE 98 but had not been named.

Returned to the USN on 5 January 1946. Stricken on 25 February 1946.

 
Former nameDE 98

Commands listed for HMS Seymour (K 563)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Gerald Joseph Parry, RNR23 Dec 1943Sep 1944
2Lt. Peter Reginald Glenholme Worth, RNSep 194410 Oct 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Philip Geoffrey Colet King, RNVR10 Oct 1944late 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).

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


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