Allied Warships

HMS Domett (K 473)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 473 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down7 Apr 1943 
Launched19 May 1943 
Commissioned3 Sep 1943 
End service 

Returned to the USN after the war and sold on 3 June 1947.  

Former nameUSS Eisner DE 269

Commands listed for HMS Domett (K 473)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stirling Gordon, RNVR15 Aug 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Domett include:

30 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-441 was sunk in the English Channel west of Guernsey, in position 49°37'N, 03°41'W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (224 Sqn RAF/L) and the British frigates HMS Essington (A/Lt.Cdr. W. Lambert, RNVR), HMS Duckworth (Cdr. R.G. Mills, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Domett (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S. Gordon, RNVR), HMS Cooke (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RD, RNR).

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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