HMS Bann (K 256)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Charles Hill & Sons (Bristol): Bellis & Morcom|
|Ordered||20 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||18 Jun 1942|
|Launched||29 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||7 May 1943|
After commissioning and working up HMS Bann went to the Mediterranean where in July 1943 she was involved in the Allied landings in Sicily, (operation Huskey) as a unit of support force east, under Rear Admiral Harcourt.
In March 1944 HMS Bann was in the Selborne dry dock at Simonstown, South Africa for repairs to her bow, which had been damaged by striking the quay at Port Louis, Mauritius a few weeks previously.
On 5 December 1945 HMS Bann was transferred to the Indian Navy where she was converted to a midshipman’s training ship by the Bombay Dockyard, and renamed Tir. Tir was decommissioned in 1979.
Commands listed for HMS Bann (K 256)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Frank Arthur Shaw, RNR||10 Mar 1943||Aug 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Hudson Jameson, RNR||Aug 1945||5 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Bann include:
9 Oct 1943
On 9 October 1943, convoy WS-33 arrived in South Africa from the UK with reinforcements for service in Burma, the convoy consisted of 4 ships. The British frigates HMS Bann, HMS Plym, HMS Teviot and HMS Trent were responsible for providing the Anti-Submarine escort on the last leg of the passage. (1)
17 Sep 1945
On 17 September 1945 HMS Bann spent one day in the Selborne dry dock at Simonstown, South Africa for repairs. (1)
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