HMS Cuckmere (K 299)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers (Montreal, Canada)|
|Ordered||6 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||11 May 1942|
|Launched||24 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||14 May 1943|
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
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Cuckmere|
Commands listed for HMS Cuckmere (K 299)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Johnson, RNVR||14 May 1943||early 1944|
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