HMS Hoste (K 566)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||14 Aug 1943|
|Launched||24 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||3 Dec 1943|
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 name||USS Hoste DE 521|
Commands listed for HMS Hoste (K 566)
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|1||Lt. Keith Burns Hopkins, DSC, RNVR||14 Sep 1943||Feb 1944|
|2||Lt. Peter James Hill Hoare, RN||Feb 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Hoste include:
5 Dec 1944
HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Walker (Lt. T.W. Lancaster, DSC, RN), HMS Deane (A/Lt.Cdr. V.A. Hickson, DSO, RN) and HMS Hoste (Lt. P.J.H. Hoare, RN) served as targets. (2)
28 Dec 1944
HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Hoste (Lt. P.J.H. Hoare, RN) and HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN) served as targets. These also included night attack exercises with HMS Hoste. (2)
- ADM 173/19326
- ADM 173/18628
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.