Allied Warships

HMS Cuckmere (K 299)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 299 
Built byCanadian Vickers (Montreal, Canada) 
Ordered6 Oct 1941 
Laid down11 May 1942 
Launched24 Oct 1942 
Commissioned14 May 1943 
End service 
History

Was to be built in Canada for the United States Navy but transferred to the Royal Navy under the lend-lease program.

She was first Royal Navy ship to carry the name Cuckmere.

HMS Cuckmere (Lt.Cdr. Arthur Johnson, VD, RNVR) was torpedoed on 11 December 1943 off Algeria in position 36º55'N, 03º01'E by the German submarine U-223. She was heavily damaged and declared a Constructive Total Loss (CTL).

She was returned to the U.S.N. on 6 November 1946.  

Hit by U-boat
A total loss on 11 Dec 1943 by U-223 (Wächter).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Cuckmere

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1Lt.Cdr. Arthur Johnson, RNVR14 May 1943early 1944

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