Allied Warships

HMS Stayner (K 573)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 573 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down22 Sep 1943 
Launched6 Nov 1943 
Commissioned30 Jan 1944 
End service 

Assigned USN penant DE 564 but not named.

Returned to the USN on 24 November 1946. Scrapped.

Former nameDE 564

Commands listed for HMS Stayner (K 573)

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1Lt.Cdr. Harry John Hall, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR30 Dec 19432 Sep 1944
2Lt. Alan Vincent Turner, RNVR2 Sep 1944Jun 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Ashton Clarke, RNVR1 Jun 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Stayner include:

28 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Moorsom (T/Lt. G.M. Greenwood, RCNVR), HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR) and HMS Stayner (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSO, DSC, RNR). (1)

29 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR), HMS Stayner (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSO, DSC, RNR), HMS Rowley (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RD, RNR) and HMS Retalick (Lt. J.S. Brownrigg, RN). (1)

5 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-671 was sunk at 0200hrs on 5 Aug 1944 in the English Channel south of Brighton, in position 50°23'N, 00°06'E, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Stayner (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSO, DSC, RNR) and the British escort destroyer HMS Wensleydale (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Goodfellow, RNVR).

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


  1. ADM 173/19326

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

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