Allied Warships

HMS Lawford (K 514)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 514 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Jul 1943 
Launched13 Aug 1943 
Commissioned3 Nov 1943 
Lost8 Jun 1944 
Loss position49° 26'N, 0° 24'W

Assigned USN penant DE 516 but not named.

HMS Lawford (A/Lt.Cdr. Malcolm Guy Morris, DSC, RNR) was sunk on 8 June, 1944 off Normandy by German aircraft while serving as headquarters ship.
The wreck lies in 21 meter of water in position 49º25'43"N, 00º23'47"W.

Former nameDE 516

Commands listed for HMS Lawford (K 514)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. Sydney Ayles, RNR3 Nov 194314 Jan 1944
2Lt. Malcolm Guy Morris, DSC, RD, RNR14 Jan 19448 Jun 1944

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Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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