Allied Warships

HMS Deane (K 551)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 551 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down30 Jun 1943 
Launched29 Sep 1943 
Commissioned26 Nov 1943 
End service 

Assigned USN penant DE 86 but not named.

Returned to the USN on 4 March 1946. Scrapped.

Former nameDE 86

Commands listed for HMS Deane (K 551)

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1Lt. Vere Ashworth Hickson, DSO, RNNov 194320 Dec 1944
2T/Lt.Cdr. Frederick Brock, RCNVR20 Dec 194418 Mar 1945
3A/Lt.Cdr. Edward Lewis Cook, DSC, RN18 Mar 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving Deane include:

11 Jan 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Conn (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Deane (T/Lt.Cdr. F. Brock, RCNVR) and later with HMS Garlies (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.M.M. Stamp, RNVR), HMS Bentley (Lt.Cdr. E.G. May, DSC, RN) and HMS Gore (Lt. J.V. Reeves-Brown, DSC, RN). (1)

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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