HMS Fitzroy (ii) (K553)

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Navy:

RN

Type: Escort Destroyer
Class: Captain 
Pennant: K 553 
Built by: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down: 24 Aug, 1943 
Launched: 1 Sep, 1943 
Commissioned: 16 Oct, 1943 
History: Assigned USN pennant DE 88 but not named. Returned to the US Navy on 6 Jan, 1946. Scrapped. Battle Honours include; Battle of Atlantic - Artic Convoys & Normandy Landings. 
Events: 27 Mar, 1945
The German submarine U-722 was sunk in the North Atlantic near the Hebrides, in position 5709'N, 0655'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Fitzroy (Lt.Cdr. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR), HMS Redmill (Lt. J. Denne, RN) and HMS Byron (Lt. J. Burfield, RN).

8 Apr, 1945
The German submarine U-1001 was sunk in the Atlantic south-west of Land's End, in position 4919'N, 1023'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Fitzroy (Lt.Cdr. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR), and HMS Byron (Lt. J. Burfield, RN).

 

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