HMS Fitzroy (ii) (K553)
|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.|
27 Mar, 1945
The German submarine U-722 was sunk in the North Atlantic near the Hebrides, in position 57º09'N, 06º55'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).