HMS Tyler (K 576)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||6 Oct 1943|
|Launched||20 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||14 Jan 1944|
Assigned USN penant DE 567 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 12 November 1946. Scrapped.
|Former name||DE 567|
Commands listed for HMS Tyler (K 576)
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|1||Lt. Christopher Henry Rankin, RN||14 Jan 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Tyler include:
21 Jan 1945
HMS Tyler (A/Lt.Cdr. C.H. Ranking, RN) picks up the sole survivor from the Norwegian merchant Galatea that was torpedoed and sunk off Bardsey Island in the St.Georges Channel in position 52°40'N, 05°23'W by German U-boat U-1051.
27 Jan 1945
The German U-boat U-1172 was sunk in St George's Channel, in position 52°24'N, 05°42'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Tyler (A/Lt.Cdr. C.H. Ranking, RN), HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR) and HMS Bligh (Cdr. B.W. Taylor, RN).