HMS Chaser (D 32)
Escort Carrier of the Attacker class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. (Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||28 Jun 1941|
|Launched||19 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||9 Apr 1943|
|End service||12 May 1946|
Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
|Former name||USS Breton (i)|
Commands listed for HMS Chaser (D 32)
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|1||A/Capt. Hubert Victor Perry McClintock, DSO, RN||1 Feb 1943||15 Jan 1945|
|2||Capt. Robert Godman Poole, RN||15 Jan 1945||12 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Chaser include:
9 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft from HMS Chaser (Capt. H.V.P. McClintock, DSO, RN) and HMS Philante (Cdr. L.F. Durnford-Slater, RN) as well as ships from the 3rd Escort Group. (1)
4 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-472 was sunk (or maybe scuttled by it's own crew) in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, Norway, in position 73°05'N, 26°40'E, by gunfire and rockets from the British destroyer HMS Onslaught (Cdr. the Hon. A. Pleydell-Bouverie, RN) and Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 816) of the British escort carrier HMS Chaser (Capt. H.V.P. McClintock, DSO, RN).
5 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-366 was sunk in the Arctic Ocean north-west of Hammerfest, in position 72°10'N, 14°44'E, by rockets from a Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 816) of the British escort carrier HMS Chaser (Capt. H.V.P. McClintock, DSO, RN).
6 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-973 was sunk in the Norwegian Sea north-west of Narvik, Norway, in position 70°04'N, 05°48'E, by rockets from a Swordfish aircraft (816 Sqn FAA/X) of the British escort carrier HMS Chaser (Capt. H.V.P. McClintock, DSO, RN).
- ADM 173/19443
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.