HMS Thane (D 83)
Escort Carrier of the Ameer class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||23 Feb 1943|
|Launched||15 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||19 Nov 1943|
|End service||Mar 1945|
HMS Thane's wartime duties included mainly ferry and convoy transport escort. HMS Thane (A/Capt. Edmond Russell Goldney Baker, RN) was torpedoed by the German submarine U-1172 off the Clyde Light Vessel, but survived and was towed to Greenock by HMS Loring, deemed beyond economical repair, declared a Constructive Total Loss and put on reserve March 1945.
Returned to the United States Navy on 15 December 1945.
Stricken for disposal.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Thane|
|Former name||USS Sunset|
Commands listed for HMS Thane (D 83)
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|1||A/Capt. Penrose Owen Davis, RD, RNR||10 Oct 1943||11 Dec 1943|
|2||A/Cdr. Eric Marcus McCausland, RN||11 Dec 1943||7 May 1944|
|3||A/Capt. Edmund Russell Goldney Baker, RN||7 May 1944||22 Feb 1945|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Campbell Allen, RNR||22 Feb 1945||May 1945|
|5||Lt. Ernest George Evans, RN||May 1945||21 Jul 1945|
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