Allied Warships

HMS Inman (K 571)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 571 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Sep 1943 
Launched2 Nov 1943 
Commissioned13 Jan 1944 
End service31 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned on 31 July 1945 and placed in reserve (Category B).

Returned to the USN on 1 March 1946.

Former nameUSS Inman DE 526

Commands listed for HMS Inman (K 571)

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1Lt.Cdr. Philip Sydney Evans, RN13 Jan 194415 Jan 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Henry Edward Petre, RNR15 Jan 194531 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Inman include:

31 Jul 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Inman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Evans, RN) and HMS Burges (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, DSC, RD, RNR). (1)

7 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Inman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Evans, RN) and HMS Dianella (T/Lt. J.F. Tognola, RNR). (2)

8 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) and HMS Inman (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.E. Petre, RNR) served as targets. (3)

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


  1. ADM 173/19026
  2. ADM 173/19424
  3. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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