Allied Warships

HMS Mourne (K 261)

Frigate of the River class


Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-16496

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 261 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered3 Jul 1941 
Laid down21 Mar 1942 
Launched24 Sep 1942 
Commissioned30 Apr 1943 
Lost15 Jun 1944 
Loss position49.35N, 05.30W
History

On 15 June 1944 HMS Mourne (Lt.Cdr. Raymond Spurr Holland, RD, RNR) from the 5th Escort Group was hit and sunk by a Gnat from U-767 in the English Channel in position 49º35'N, 05º30'W.  

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 15 Jun 1944 by U-767 (Dankleff).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Mourne

Commands listed for HMS Mourne (K 261)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Raymond Spurr Holland, RD, RNR9 Jan 194315 Jun 1944 (+)

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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