Allied Warships

HMS Thane (D 83)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 83 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down23 Feb 1943 
Launched15 Jul 1943 
Commissioned19 Nov 1943 
End serviceMar 1945 

HMS Thane's wartime duties included mainly ferry and convoy transport escort. HMS Thane (A/Capt. Edmond Russell Goldney Baker, RN) was torpedoed by the German submarine U-1172 off the Clyde Light Vessel, but survived and was towed to Greenock by HMS Loring, deemed beyond economical repair, declared a Constructive Total Loss and put on reserve March 1945.

Returned to the United States Navy on 15 December 1945. Stricken for disposal.
Sold to be broken up for scrap.
Scrapped at Faslane in 1946.


Hit by U-boat
A total loss on 15 Jan 1945 by U-1172 (Kuhlmann).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Thane
Former nameUSS Sunset

Commands listed for HMS Thane (D 83)

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1A/Capt. Penrose Owen Davis, RD, RNR10 Oct 194311 Dec 1943
2A/Cdr. Eric Marcus McCausland, RN11 Dec 19437 May 1944
3A/Capt. Edmund Russell Goldney Baker, RN7 May 194422 Feb 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Campbell Allen, RNR22 Feb 1945May 1945

5Lt. Ernest George Evans, RNMay 194521 Jul 1945

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