Allied Warships

HMS Hotham (K 583)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 583 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down5 Nov 1943 
Launched22 Dec 1943 
Commissioned8 Feb 1944 
End service 

Assigned USN penant DE 574 but not named.

Returned to the USN on 13 March 1946. Scrapped. Hotham

Former nameDE 574

Commands listed for HMS Hotham (K 583)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. Sydney Ayles, RNRMar 19448 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Hotham include:

28 Jun 1944
HMS Hotham (A/Lt.Cdr. S. Ayles, RNR) and HMS Eglinton (Lt.Cdr. F.M. Graves, RN) pick up survivors from the British landing ship infantry Maid of Orleans that had been sunk by the German U-boat U-988 southeast of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight in position 50°06'N, 00°41'W.

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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