Allied Warships

HMS Hoste (K 566)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 566 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 Aug 1943 
Launched24 Sep 1943 
Commissioned3 Dec 1943 
End service 

Assigned USN penant DE 521 but not named. First named HMS Mitchell but then renamed.

Returned to the USN on 22 August 1945. Scrapped.

Former nameUSS Hoste DE 521

Commands listed for HMS Hoste (K 566)

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1Lt. Keith Burns Hopkins, DSC, RNVR14 Sep 1943Feb 1944
2Lt. Peter James Hill Hoare, RNFeb 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Hoste include:

27 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hoste (Lt. P.J.H. Hoare, RN) and HMS Inglis (Lt. R.S. Beveridge, RN). (1)

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


  1. ADM 173/19326

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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