Allied Warships

HMS Spragge (K 572)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 572 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Sep 1943 
Launched16 Oct 1943 
Commissioned14 Jan 1944 
End service 
History

Assigned USN penant DE 563 but not named.

Returned to the USN on 28 February 1946. Scrapped.

 
Former nameDE 563

Commands listed for HMS Spragge (K 572)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Gilbert Shaw Grant, RD, RNR3 Dec 1943Dec 1944
2Lt. William Wallace Muir, RNDec 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Spragge include:


5 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Spragge (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RD, RNR) and HMS Stockham (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hamilton, RNR). (1)

9 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Spragge (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RD, RNR), HMS Duff (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Waldegrave (Lt. T. Hay, RN) and HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN). (1)

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19218

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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