Allied Warships

HMS Conn (K 509)

Frigate of the Captain class


Photo courtesy of Gordon Simmonds.

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 509 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down2 Jun 1943 
Launched21 Aug 1943 
Commissioned31 Oct 1943 
End service 
History

Assigned USN penant DE 80 but not named.

Returned to the USN on 26 November 1945. Stricken and scrapped.

 
Former nameDE 80

Commands listed for HMS Conn (K 509)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Charles Douglas Theodore Williams, RN29 Oct 1943Sep 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Raymond Hart, DSC, RNSep 1944Jun 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Alexander Kenneth Mackelvie, RNVRJun 1945Jul 1945
4Lt. Anthony George Glanusk Vanrenen, RNJul 1945late 1945

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Noteable events involving Conn include:


27 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-905 was sunk in the North Atlantic in the Minch Canal in position 58°34'N, 05°46'W by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Conn (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN).

30 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-965 was sunk north of Scotland, in position 58°19'N, 05°31'W by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Rupert (Lt. P.C.S. Black, RN) and HMS Conn (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN).

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


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