HMS Capel (K 470)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||25 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||11 Mar 1943|
|Launched||22 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||16 Aug 1943|
|Lost||26 Dec 1944|
|Loss position||49.50N, 01.41W|
On 26 December 1944 HMS Capel (Lt. Bevil Grenfell Heslop, DSC, RN) was torpedoed and sunk north-north-east of Cherbourg, France in position 49º50'N, 01º41'W by the German submarine U-486. 76 members of the crew went down with the ship.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Capel|
|Former name||USS Wintle DE 266|
Commands listed for HMS Capel (K 470)
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|1||Lt. Bevil Grenfell Heslop, DSC, RN||18 Nov 1943||26 Dec 1944 (+)|
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