Allied Warships

HMS Monnow (K 441)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 441 
Built byCharles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.) : Bellis & Morcom 
Ordered26 Dec 1942 
Laid down28 Sep 1943 
Launched4 Dec 1943 
Commissioned11 May 1944 
End service3 Aug 1944 
History

Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy on 3 August 1944.
Returned to the Royal Navy 11 June 1945.
Bought by Royal Danish Navy in 1945 and renamed Holger Danske.
Scrapped in 1960 at Odense, Denmark.

 
Career notesTo the Royal Canadian Navy as Monnow

Commands listed for HMS Monnow (K 441)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Edgar George Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR3 Feb 19448 Jun 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Kenneth Graham Tucker, OBE, RNR8 Jun 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Monnow include:


16 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR), HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN), La Surprise. (1)

19 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Lapwing (Cdr.(Retd.) E.C. Hulton, RN), HMS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR) and HMS Knaresborough Castle (Lt. J.R. Freeman, RNR). (1)

20 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Knaresborough Castle (Lt. J.R. Freeman, RNR), HMS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR), HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR) and HMS Lapwing (Cdr.(Retd.) E.C. Hulton, RN). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19218

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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