HMS Mourne (K 261)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||3 Jul 1941|
|Laid down||21 Mar 1942|
|Launched||24 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Apr 1943|
|Lost||15 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||49° 35'N, 5° 30'W|
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
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Mourne|
Commands listed for HMS Mourne (K 261)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Raymond Spurr Holland, RD, RNR||9 Jan 1943||15 Jun 1944 (+)|
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Notable events involving Mourne include:
14 Jul 1943
HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Hesperus (Cdr. D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Mourne (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Holland, RD, RNR), HMS Vimy (Lt.Cdr. J.N.K. Knight, RN) and HMS Pimpernel (Lt. H.D. Hayes, RNR). (2)
21 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Hesperus (Cdr. D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Vesper (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rodgers, RN), HMS Sweetbriar (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R. Edwards, RNVR), HMS Mourne (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Holland, RD, RNR) and HMS Campanula (Lt. T.W. Lewis, DSC, RANVR). (3)
29 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Edmundston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR), HMS Mourne (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Holland, RD, RNR), HMS Gentian (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.W.C. Dempster, RNVR), HMS Gardiner (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, DSC, RNR), HMS Clematis (T/Lt. R.H. Farrands, DSC, RNR) and one other vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 34]. (6)
- ADM 173/18284
- ADM 173/18436
- ADM 173/17927
- ADM 173/17812
- ADM 173/19199
- ADM 173/18492
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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