Allied Warships

HMS Nyasaland (K 587)

Frigate of the Colony class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 587 
Built byWalsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jun 1943 
Laid down7 Sep 1943 
Launched6 Oct 1943 
Commissioned31 Jul 1944 
End service 

Returned to the USN on 15 April 1946.  

Former nameUSS Hoste PF-83

Commands listed for HMS Nyasaland (K 587)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Scott, RNVR7 Jan 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Nyasaland include:

17 Dec 1944
German U-boat U-772 was sunk in the North Atlantic south of Cork, in position 51°16'N, 08°05'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Nyasaland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Scott, DSC, RNVR).

4 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1014 was sunk in the North Channel east of Malin Head, in position 55°17'N, 06°44'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Loch Scavaig (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Hancock, RNR), HMS Nyasaland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Scott, DSC, RNVR), HMS Papua (A/Lt.Cdr. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR) and HMS Loch Shin (Cdr. J.P. de W. Kitcat, RN).

2 Mar 1945
HMS Nyasaland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Scott, DSC, RNVR) picks up 42 survivors from the British merchant King Edgar that is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-1302 in the St. George?s Channel in position 52°05'N, 05°42'W.

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