HMS Mounsey (K 569)
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||23 Dec 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 524 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 25 February 1946. Scrapped.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Mounsey|
|Former name||DE 524|
Commands listed for HMS Mounsey (K 569)
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|1||Lt. Frank Alexander John Andrew, RN||24 Dec 1943||Jan 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Court Julian, RNZNVR||27 Mar 1945||15 Jun 1945 (1)|
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Notable events involving Mounsey include:
2 Nov 1944
On 2 November 1944, HMS Mounsey (Lt. F.A.J. Andrew, RN) was damaged by a Gnat torpedo fired by German U-boat U-295 while escorting convoy RA-61 and had to return to Kola Inlet. After temporary repairs the ship made passage to UK in convoy RA-62 for permanent repairs.
21 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Mounsey, HMS Loch Glendhu (Lt.Cdr. E.G.P.B. Knapton, RN), HMS Welcome (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Downing, RNVR) and HMS Felicity (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.F. Harmer-Elliot, RNVR). (4)
22 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Mounsey and HMS Loch Glendhu (Lt.Cdr. E.G.P.B. Knapton, RN). Also a practice attack was carried out during which HMS Loch Achray (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.H. Stammers, RNVR) served as the target. (4)
10 May 1945
U-1023 (Kapit?nleutnant Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler) surrendered to HMS Mounsey (Lt Cdr Geoffrey Court Julian RNZNVR) at 2300 off Land's End. The U-boat later made a well-publicised tour of various British ports because it had the dubious distinction of being the one to sink the last Allied warship. U-1023 itself sank on 7th January 1946 at 55°49'N, 08°24'W while under tow and on the way to be scuttled in Operation Deadlight. (5)
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/20143
- File 2.12.03.6428 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.