Allied Warships

HMS Gore (K 481)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 481 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down20 May 1943 
Launched8 Jul 1943 
Commissioned14 Oct 1943 
End service 

Returned to USN on 2 May 1946, sold on 10 June 1947.  

Former nameUSS Herzog DE 277

Commands listed for HMS Gore (K 481)

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1Lt. John Vivian Reeves-Brown, RN14 Oct 1943Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Gore include:

26 Feb 1944
German U-boat U-91 was sunk Northern Atlantic, in position 49°45'N, 26°20'W by the British frigates HMS Affleck (A/Cdr. C. Gwinner, DSO, RN (retired)), HMS Gore (Lt J. Reeves-Brown, RN) and HMS Gould (Lt D.W. Ungoed, RN).

1 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-358 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 45°46'N, 23°16'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Gould (Lt. D.W. Ungoed, RN), HMS Affleck (A/Cdr. C. Gwinner, DSO, RN (retired)), HMS Gore (Lt. J.V. Reeves-Brown, RN) and HMS Garlies (Lt. R.L. Calpe, DSC, RN).

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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