Allied Warships

HMS Mounsey (K 569)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 569 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 Aug 1943 
Launched24 Sep 1943 
Commissioned23 Dec 1943 
End service 

Assigned USN penant DE 524 but not named.

Returned to the USN on 25 February 1946. Scrapped.


Hit by U-boat
Damaged on 2 Nov 1944 by U-295 (Wieboldt).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Mounsey
Former nameDE 524

Commands listed for HMS Mounsey (K 569)

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1Lt. Frank Alexander John Andrew, RN24 Dec 1943Jan 1945

2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Court Julian, RNZNVR27 Mar 194515 Jun 1945 (1)

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Notable events involving Mounsey include:

2 Nov 1944
On 2 November 1944, HMS Mounsey (Lt. F.A.J. Andrew, RN) was damaged by a Gnat torpedo fired by German U-boat U-295 while escorting convoy RA-61 and had to return to Kola Inlet. After temporary repairs the ship made passage to UK in convoy RA-62 for permanent repairs.

10 May 1945
U-1023 (Kapit?nleutnant Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler) surrendered to HMS Mounsey (Lt Cdr Geoffrey Court Julian RNZNVR) at 2300 off Land's End. The U-boat later made a well-publicised tour of various British ports because it had the dubious distinction of being the one to sink the last Allied warship. U-1023 itself sank on 7th January 1946 at 55°49'N, 08°24'W while under tow and on the way to be scuttled in Operation Deadlight. (2)

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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