HMS Redmill (K 554)
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||14 Jul 1943|
|Launched||2 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Nov 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 89 but not named.
On 27 April 1945 HMS Redmill (Lt. John Richard Alured Denne, RN) was torpedoed by the German submarine U-1105 west of Ireland in position 54º23'N, 10º36'W. She was hit by a Gnat torpedo and had 60 feet of her stern missing. She was towed to Lisahally and declared a total loss. Returned to the US Navy on 20 January 1947 and scrapped.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Redmill|
|Former name||DE 89|
Commands listed for HMS Redmill (K 554)
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|1||Lt. John Richard Alured Denne, RN||3 Dec 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Redmill include:
27 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-722 was sunk in the North Atlantic near the Hebrides, in position 57°09'N, 06°55'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Fitzroy (Lt.Cdr. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR), HMS Redmill (Lt. J.R.A. Denne, RN) and HMS Byron (Lt. J. Burfield, DSC, RN).
- ADM 173/20231
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.