Allied Warships

HMS Riou (K 557)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 557 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down4 Aug 1943 
Launched23 Oct 1943 
Commissioned14 Dec 1943 
End service 

Assigned USN penant DE 92 but not named.

Returned to the USN on 25 February 1946. Scrapped.

Former nameDE 92

Commands listed for HMS Riou (K 557)

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1Cdr. Colin Henry Campbell, DSC, RN20 Jan 194417 Mar 1944
2Lt. Francis Louis Boyer, RN17 Mar 1944Nov 1944
3Lt. Ian Raymond Griffiths, DSC, RNNov 1944late 1945

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Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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