HMS Rowley (K 560)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||18 Aug 1943|
|Launched||30 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||22 Dec 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 95 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 12 November 1945. Scrapped.
|Former name||DE 95|
Commands listed for HMS Rowley (K 560)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Frederick John Gwynn Jones, RD, RNR||22 Dec 1943||9 May 1945|
|2||Lt. William Ridley Morton Murdoch, DSC, RNVR||9 May 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Rowley include:
29 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR), HMS Stayner (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSO, DSC, RNR), HMS Rowley (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RD, RNR) and HMS Retalick (Lt. J.S. Brownrigg, RN). (1)
27 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1208 was sunk in the English Channel south-east of Isles of Scilly, in position 49°51'783N, 06°06'750W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Duckworth (A/Lt.Cdr. D. Jermain, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Rowley (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR).
- ADM 173/19326
- ADM 173/19218
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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