HMS Tyler (K 576)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||6 Oct 1943|
|Launched||20 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||14 Jan 1944|
Assigned USN penant DE 567 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 12 November 1946. Scrapped.
|Former name||DE 567|
Commands listed for HMS Tyler (K 576)
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|1||Lt. Christopher Henry Rankin, RN||14 Jan 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Tyler include:
11 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Tyler (Lt. C.H. Ranking, RN), HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR) and HMS Berkeley Castle (T/Lt. F.A. Darrah, RNVR). (1)
21 Jan 1945
HMS Tyler (A/Lt.Cdr. C.H. Ranking, RN) picks up the sole survivor from the Norwegian merchant Galatea that was torpedoed and sunk off Bardsey Island in the St.Georges Channel in position 52°40'N, 05°23'W by German U-boat U-1051.
27 Jan 1945
The German U-boat U-1172 was sunk in St George's Channel, in position 52°24'N, 05°42'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Tyler (A/Lt.Cdr. C.H. Ranking, RN), HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR) and HMS Bligh (Cdr. B.W. Taylor, RN).
- ADM 173/19218
- ADM 173/19345
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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