HMS Nyasaland (K 587)
Frigate of the Colony class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Walsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jun 1943|
|Laid down||7 Sep 1943|
|Launched||6 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Jul 1944|
Returned to the USN on 15 April 1946.
|Former name||USS Hoste PF-83|
Commands listed for HMS Nyasaland (K 587)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Scott, RNVR||7 Jan 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Nyasaland include:
27 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Nyasaland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Scott, DSC, RNVR). (1)
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.
- ADM 173/19423
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.