Allied Warships

HMS Keats (K 482)

Frigate of the Captain class

HMS Keats, crew photograph

Photograph with thanks to Sheila Baker

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 482 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down5 Jun 1943 
Launched17 Jul 1943 
Commissioned19 Oct 1943 
End service 

Returned to the USN on 27 February 1946.

Former nameUSS Tisdale DE 278

Commands listed for HMS Keats (K 482)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Neil Frederick Israel, RNR19 Oct 1943Jul 1945
2T/Lt. David Thomas Hewlett, DSC, RNVRJul 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Keats include:

27 Jan 1945
The German U-boat U-1172 was sunk in St George's Channel, in position 52°24'N, 05°42'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Tyler (A/Lt.Cdr. C.H. Ranking, RN), HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR) and HMS Bligh (Cdr. B.W. Taylor, RN).

15 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-285 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°13'N, 12°48'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Grindall (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. Turquand-Young, RNVR) and HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR).

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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