HMS Stayner (K 573)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||22 Sep 1943|
|Launched||6 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Jan 1944|
Assigned USN penant DE 564 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 24 November 1946. Scrapped.
|Former name||DE 564|
Commands listed for HMS Stayner (K 573)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Harry John Hall, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR||30 Dec 1943||2 Sep 1944|
|2||Lt. Alan Vincent Turner, RNVR||2 Sep 1944||Jun 1945|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Ashton Clarke, RNVR||1 Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Noteable events involving Stayner include:
5 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-671 was sunk at 0200hrs on 5 Aug 1944 in the English Channel south of Brighton, in position 50°23'N, 00°06'E, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Stayner (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSO, DSC, RNR) and the British escort destroyer HMS Wensleydale (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Goodfellow, RNVR).