HMS Hotham (K 583)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||5 Nov 1943|
|Launched||22 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Feb 1944|
Assigned USN penant DE 574 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 13 March 1946. Scrapped. Hotham
|Former name||DE 574|
Commands listed for HMS Hotham (K 583)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Sydney Ayles, RNR||Mar 1944||8 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Hotham include:
28 Jun 1944
HMS Hotham (A/Lt.Cdr. S. Ayles, RNR) and HMS Eglinton (Lt.Cdr. F.M. Graves, RN) pick up survivors from the British landing ship infantry Maid of Orleans that had been sunk by the German U-boat U-988 southeast of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight in position 50°06'N, 00°41'W.