HMS Louis (K 515)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||9 Jul 1943|
|Launched||13 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||9 Nov 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 517 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 20 March 1946. Scrapped.
|Former name||DE 517|
Commands listed for HMS Louis (K 515)
Please note that we're still working on this section
and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Johnston, RNR||9 Nov 1943||7 May 1944|
|2||Cdr.(Retd.) Lewis Bernard Alexander Majendie, RN||7 May 1944||4 Mar 1945|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. John Humphrey Michael Sowry, RNVR||4 Mar 1945||???|
|4||A/Cdr. Wilfred Lambert, RNVR||???||Oct 1945 ?|
You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.
Notable events involving Louis include:
7 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMCS Waskesiu (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Fraser, RCNR), HMCS Rimouski (T/Lt. R.J. Pickford, RCNVR) and HMCS Snowberry (T/Lt. J.A. Dunn, RCNVR). (3)
9 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR). In the afternoon exercises were sheduled with aircraft but these had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions. (4)
14 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Tavy (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR), HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR), HMS Geranium (T/Lt. G. Wallace, RNR), HMS Londonderry (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Anguilla (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Morrison-Payne, RNVR) and HMS Petunia (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR). (3)
24 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-445 in the Bay of Biscay west of St. Nazaire, France, in position 47°21'N, 05°50'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Louis (A/Cdr. L.B.A. Majendie, RN (retired)).
24 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN), HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Inglis (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.P. Cobbold, RNVR) and HMS Lawson (Lt. J.P. Somerville, RN). (5)
18 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Inglis (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.P. Cobbold, RNVR), HMCS Hallowell (T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Heany Angus, RCNVR), HMCS Royal Mount (T/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Davis, RCNVR) and HMCS Chambly (T/Lt. S.D. Taylor, RCNR). (6)
- ADM 173/18513
- ADM 173/18514
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18493
- ADM 173/19423
- ADM 173/19365
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
As an Amazon Associate uboat.net earns a commission from qualifying purchases.