Allied Warships

HMS Narborough (K 578)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 578 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down6 Oct 1943 
Launched27 Nov 1943 
Commissioned21 Jan 1944 
End service 
History

Assigned USN penant DE 569 but not named.

Returned to the USN on 4 February 1946. Scrapped.

 
Former nameDE 569

Commands listed for HMS Narborough (K 578)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Wilfred Reginald Muttram, DSC, RNMar 194417 Jul 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leonard Macpherson Morrell Stamp, RNVR17 Jul 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Narborough include:


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)

10 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Waldegrave (Lt. T. Hay, RN) and HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN). (1)

24 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN), HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Inglis (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.P. Cobbold, RNVR) and HMS Lawson (Lt. J.P. Somerville, RN). (2)

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19218
  2. ADM 173/19423

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


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