HMS Mourne (K 261)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||3 Jul 1941|
|Laid down||21 Mar 1942|
|Launched||24 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Apr 1943|
|Lost||15 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||49° 35'N, 5° 30'W|
On 15 June 1944 HMS Mourne (Lt.Cdr. Raymond Spurr Holland, RD, RNR) from the 5th Escort Group was hit and sunk by a Gnat from U-767 in the English Channel in position 49º35'N, 05º30'W.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Mourne|
Commands listed for HMS Mourne (K 261)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Raymond Spurr Holland, RD, RNR||9 Jan 1943||15 Jun 1944 (+)|
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Notable events involving Mourne include:
21 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Hesperus (Cdr. D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Vesper (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rodgers, RN), HMS Sweetbriar (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R. Edwards, RNVR), HMS Mourne (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Holland, RD, RNR) and HMS Campanula (Lt. T.W. Lewis, DSC, RANVR). (1)
29 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Edmundston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR), HMS Mourne (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Holland, RD, RNR), HMS Gentian (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.W.C. Dempster, RNVR), HMS Gardiner (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, DSC, RNR), HMS Clematis (T/Lt. R.H. Farrands, DSC, RNR) and one other vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 34]. (4)
- ADM 173/17927
- ADM 173/17812
- ADM 173/19199
- ADM 173/18492
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.