HMS Holmes (K 581)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||27 Oct 1943|
|Launched||19 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Jan 1944|
Assigned USN penant DE 572 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 3 December 1945. Sold for scrap in October 1947.
|Former name||DE 572|
Commands listed for HMS Holmes (K 581)
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|1||Lt. David Brian Gladstone Dumas, RN||Mar 1944||10 Sep 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Patrick Spencer Boyle, RNVR||10 Sep 1944||18 Sep 1945|
|3||Lt. Dudley Leslie Davenport, RN||18 Sep 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Holmes include:
8 Mar 1945
The British merchant Lornaston is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-275 in the English Channel in position 50°35'N, 00°30'W. The British frigate HMS Holmes (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.S. Boyle, RNVR) and the British tug HMS Palencia together pick up 48 survivors.
21 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Holmes (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.S. Boyle, RNVR), HMS Cosby (Lt. L.A. Pepperell, RN) and HMS Conqueror (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.R. Brown, RNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/20194
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.