HMS Nith (K 215)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Henry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.): Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||11 Feb 1941|
|Laid down||5 Sep 1941|
|Launched||25 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||16 Feb 1943|
Sold to the Egyptian Navy November 1948 and renamed Domiat.
Commands listed for HMS Nith (K 215)
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|1||Lt. Raymond Shattock, RNR||4 Jan 1943||late 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Donald Emberton Mansfield, RN||31 Jan 1944||20 Jul 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. The Hon. Grenville Howard, RNVR||20 Jul 1944||early 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. William Alick Grinham, RNVR||early 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Nith include:
23 Jun 1944
While in the Normandy area HMS Nith (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield, RD, RNR) was hit by a 'Mistel', a German composite aircraft. Suffered 10 dead and 26 wounded.
See also www.eurosurf.com/hmsnith. (1)
31 Oct 1956
Nith, renamed Domiat, was sunk by gunfire from the British cruiser Newfoundland, after a brief exchange of fire. 69 of the crew were rescued. This was the only action at sea in the course of Operation Musketeer, the invasion of Suez. (1)
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