HMS Rowley (K 560)
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||18 Aug 1943|
|Launched||30 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||22 Dec 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 95 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 12 November 1945. Scrapped.
|Former name||DE 95|
Commands listed for HMS Rowley (K 560)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Frederick John Gwynn Jones, RD, RNR||22 Dec 1943||9 May 1945|
|2||Lt. William Ridley Morton Murdoch, DSC, RNVR||9 May 1945||late 1945|
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Noteable events involving Rowley include:
27 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1208 was sunk in the English Channel south-east of Isles of Scilly, in position 49°51'783N, 06°06'750W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Duckworth (A/Lt.Cdr. D. Jermain, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Rowley (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR).