HMS Seymour (K 563)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||1 Sep 1943|
|Launched||1 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 98 but had not been named.
Returned to the USN on 5 January 1946. Stricken on 25 February 1946.
|Former name||DE 98|
Commands listed for HMS Seymour (K 563)
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|1||Lt. Gerald Joseph Parry, RNR||23 Dec 1943||Sep 1944|
|2||Lt. Peter Reginald Glenholme Worth, RN||Sep 1944||10 Oct 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Philip Geoffrey Colet King, RNVR||10 Oct 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Seymour include:
28 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Moorsom (T/Lt. G.M. Greenwood, RCNVR), HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR) and HMS Stayner (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSO, DSC, RNR). (1)
29 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR), HMS Stayner (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSO, DSC, RNR), HMS Rowley (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RD, RNR) and HMS Retalick (Lt. J.S. Brownrigg, RN). (1)
3 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-1191 was sunk in the English Channel, south-west of Brighton, in position 50°09'N, 00°15'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Onslaught (Cdr. the Hon. A. Pleydell-Bouverie, RN) and HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, DSC, RN), the British escort destroyers HMS Brissenden (Lt. the Hon. D.D.E. Vivian, RN), HMS Wensleydale (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Goodfellow, RNVR) and HMS Talybont (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Baines, DSO, RN) and the British frigate HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR).
- ADM 173/19326
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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