HMS Cosby (K 559)
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||11 Aug 1943|
|Launched||20 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Dec 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 94 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 5 January 1946. Scrapped.
|Former name||DE 94|
Commands listed for HMS Cosby (K 559)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Sinclair Connell, RNR||18 Dec 1943||20 Aug 1944|
|2||Lt. Lester Allan Pepperell, RN||20 Aug 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Cosby include:
8 May 1945
HMS Cosby was the first ship to liberate the Channel Island Jersey. (1)
21 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Holmes (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.S. Boyle, RNVR), HMS Cosby (Lt. L.A. Pepperell, RN) and HMS Conqueror (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.R. Brown, RNVR). (2)
- Personal communication
- ADM 173/20194
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.