HMS Conn (K 509)
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||2 Jun 1943|
|Launched||21 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Oct 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 80 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 26 November 1945. Stricken and scrapped.
|Former name||DE 80|
Commands listed for HMS Conn (K 509)
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|1||Lt. Charles Douglas Theodore Williams, RN||29 Oct 1943||Sep 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Raymond Hart, DSC, RN||Sep 1944||Jun 1945|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Alexander Kenneth Mackelvie, RNVR||Jun 1945||Jul 1945|
|4||Lt. Anthony George Glanusk Vanrenen, RN||Jul 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Conn include:
11 Jan 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Conn (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Deane (T/Lt.Cdr. F. Brock, RCNVR) and later with HMS Garlies (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.M.M. Stamp, RNVR), HMS Bentley (Lt.Cdr. E.G. May, DSC, RN) and HMS Gore (Lt. J.V. Reeves-Brown, DSC, RN). (2)
27 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-905 was sunk in the North Atlantic in the North Minch, in position 58°34'N, 05°46'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Conn (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN).
30 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-965 was sunk north of Scotland, in position 58°19'N, 05°31'W by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Rupert (Lt. P.C.S. Black, RN) and HMS Conn (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN).
- ADM 173/19300
- File 2.12.03.6444 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.